IT Technical Specialist II - Repository Manager - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The IT Technical Specialist II performs a broad scope of professional IT activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of IT principles, practices and procedures. Usually requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity.

Additional Department Summary:

The Digital Repository Manager has primary responsibility for the management and support of our growing repository of content, as well as infrastructure development and support for preservation and long-term access. This position also has oversight of the digitization workflow, ensuring digitized content moves through the stages of preparation through online delivery and preservation in a timely manner. This person will research software developments in the field and potentially modify those we adopt to meet our own needs. The Digital Repository Manager will analyze technical and work flow problems and devise and implement solutions.This position will maintain appropriate hardware and software and perform other duties as needed. Supervision of up to two (2) students may be assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher and 1 year of experience in a relevant IT field (Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered), OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained. Knowledge of intermediate programming, networking, system, multimedia or instructional technology skills. May require intermediate level training or certification.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:

At least six (6) months of library experience, and at least six (6) months of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications.

Skills and Knowledge:

• Evidence of self-motivation and eagerness to learn and explore. • Evidence of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries.• Evidence of capability to quickly process and integrate new technical information and developments. • Evidence of strong analytical problem-solving capabilities.• Strong interpersonal skills.• Demonstrated research capabilities.• Demonstrated knowledge in the creation and management of digital information. • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and achieve goals, and to manage projects from design to completion.• Interest in archival formats and archival and delivery standards. Sensitivity to the handling issues of fragile library materials.• Adaptability.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting.• Working knowledge of XML and HTML.• Experience in designing and interacting with SQL databases.• setting. • Excellent visual acuity and color sensitivity.• Excellent hearing.• Fluency in MS Excel• Capability of reading and successfully modifying code in languages such as JavaScript, JSON, PHP, Java, XSLT.• Demonstrated technical expertise, including command-line scripting such as MS Basic, Perl and Python.• Demonstrated use of Photoshop and Bridge or similar software programs and other digital conversion software.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in information science, computer science, or related field.• Demonstrated expertise in the creation and management of digital information in a library, archive, or museum setting. • Expertise in color calibration, color management systems, audio digitization and optimization. • Knowledge of diacritics and encoding issues, particularly between MS Office product exports and UTF-8. • Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS.• Experience in computer programming, both server-side and web delivery• Background in photography or digital imaging technologies OR background in analog/digital audio capture and editing. 57 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 31969.56 Midpoint - $ 46342.44

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • University Libraries
  • IT Technical Specialist II - Repository Manager
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Database Administration
  • Multimedia
  • Other IT
  • Libraries
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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