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IT Technical Specialist III - Web Developer and Strategy Specialist - 517722

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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IT Technical Specialist III - Web Developer and Strategy Specialist - 517722

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • CCHS
  • Information Systems/Technology Support
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Jan 3 2023 at 22:55 CST

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 42,140.80 Midpoint - $ 61,110.40


Department/Organization: 208111 - CCHS External Relations


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm


Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist III performs advanced professional IT activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of IT principles, practices, and procedures. Requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May supervise and/or direct the work of project teams or other lower level staff.


Additional Department Summary: The Web Developer and Strategy Specialist performs a broad scope of website activities requiring expert knowledge and application of web principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards and University policy. The position provides strategic direction for the College’s web footprint and is adept at developing overall strategies for websites, and at building and growing website communities and curating content that is compelling and engaging. The position is responsible for developing, building and maintaining the web presence of the College and its various departments, clinics and programs with a focus on development, construction/design, user experience, management and effective use of analytics. The position works collaboratively with the University’s Division of Strategic Communications to develop, manage, maintain and update the web communications activities related to the College.

Under minimal supervision, the position develops short- and long-term plans for maintaining a strong online brand presence framed by data-driven decisions, and designs interfaces and evaluates changes to meet the needs of external and internal customers. The position requires creative thinking in design and implementation of new systems, enhancing functionality of current systems and evaluating future technology options. The position requires the ability to translate highly technical and complex concepts into understandable language and to guide collaborative and successful discussions. The position requires the ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with the College and University personnel as well as others outside the University. The position keeps abreast of the latest technology and demonstrates an ability to make changes to improve systems and processes while adhering to UA standards.


Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; OR Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of IT experience; OR Associate’s degree and four (4) years of IT experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and six (6) years of IT experience. Must include two (2) years of experience designing and/or building websites (student experience will be considered).


Skills and Knowledge: An understanding of and experience with the technology that supports internet and intranet communication, including working knowledge of Wordpress, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, webpage editors and content management systems, and experience with theme development and plug-in creation/modification as well as ensuring security at the application level. Experience with web development. Knowledge of advanced programming and project management methods and applications. Ability to clearly convey messages through web communications. Ability to create custom web forms and applications. Extensive working experience with Mac computers, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite and related software. Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to effectively communicate with users of varying degrees of technical ability and understanding. Strong problem-solving, project management, organizational and file management skills. Able to manage multiple projects/assignments and anticipate project needs and timelines. Understanding of underlying server technologies and web security best practices. Understanding of modern user experience design and demonstrated ability to build and optimize interfaces to meet needs for mobile and desktop users. Self-motivated and detail-oriented while also having the ability to visualize the big-picture goals of the College. Ability to self-start with little supervision and to plan strategically and work effectively as part of a team.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience conceptualizing, building, managing, launching and optimizing websites and conducting post-launch website management. Working knowledge of website analytics and experience using analytics to make data-driven decisions. Knowledge of how to leverage and measure websites. Experience building websites to meet technology accessibility guidelines outlined by World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA). Experience with University web-based applications. Proven success working closely with strategic communicators, marketing staff and administrative colleagues to develop effective and innovative user-centric, data-driven website solutions. Photography, videography, recording and editing skills, and experience with and working knowledge of imaging editing software, for photos, videos, and other multi-media projects that highlight the College and its various departments, clinics, programs, and achievements.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. 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 or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Please note, all Employment positions close at 10:55pm CST.

Non-Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 3 days. Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 7 days. Faculty positions are posted a minimum of 30 days.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

 

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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