Web Development Technician
Positions in this classification develop and maintain portions of the College's Internet and Intranet website at the department level or college-wide. Designs, develops, tests and publishes new web pages and web sites in compliance with industry and college standards. Ensures that assigned area/service is stable, well designed, effective to use, up-to-date, and properly maintained. May have responsibility for associated tasks such as managing information and transactions generated from college web pages.
This classification does not generally serve as the primary authority for decisions regarding web page content or appearance. The focus is on the technological work necessary to translate customer or client ideas into web pages and online resources. Incumbents exercise considerable independence and technical control over work product.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops, designs and delivers web site structure for Internet/Intranet sites.
- Documents, tests, implements and maintains web pages and multimedia design using appropriate web publishing, editing and graphics applications.
- Implements design standards and styles that ensure a high level of design and coding efficiency consistent with current standards, laws, and trends.
- Serves as a client contact regarding web site maintenance and enhancements. Investigates web site issues and coordinates resolutions.
- Monitors and reports web statistics and makes recommendations to managers to improve visibility and usability of web site.
- Oversees implementation of major site-wide upgrades.
- Maintains technical expertise in web design tools and acts as technical resource for software in field of expertise.
- Participates on various committees.
- Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.
Associate's degree in a computer-related discipline. Relevant experience may substitute for the post-secondary education. Two years of work experience in complex web production and in web tool usage and support which includes web design, graphic design or visual arts experience or training.
Knowledge of: Programming languages such as HTML, Java Script, Perl, and use of web tools such as Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to: Recognize and resolve system-related problems; communicate technical and complex information both in oral and written form; effectively plan, organize and prioritize work assignments; coordinate multiple projects concurrently and work with minimum guidance and direction.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Exposure to video display terminals occurs on a regular basis. Ongoing need to stay abreast of trends and capabilities brought on by new and evolving web technologies require occasional upgrading of skills to maintain state-of-the-art proficiency. Some learned physical skill is required during the course of the regular work routine to operate a computer and other related office equipment.