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Created: January 23, 2008


Essentials: programming support for dSpace IR and much much more. Benefits include free classes at University of Hawaii at Manoa and generous holidays and medical coverage.

Information Technology Specialist, Desktop Network Services, Library Information Technology Division, position number 78690, full time, general funds, available 02/08.

Duties: Perform professional work related to client/server hardware and software technology used in the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library. Perform technical work involving installation, configuration, debugging, troubleshooting, maintaining and enhancing specialized application software for institutional repository and/or content management system(s).

Work effectively in a collaborative team environment with other technical and professional staff within the unit to support a variety of digital library services, including but not limited to institutional repository and digital image delivery systems. Interact effectively with faculty & staff while implementing or improving functionality and troubleshooting technical application issues. Work with and communicate successfully with people with a wide range of computer and internet experience.

Employ organizational and problem-solving skills, be flexible and able to adapt to changing assignments; operate independently when appropriate, multi-task and effectively track multiple ongoing jobs. Assist in writing test plans and documentation. Test software functions, update documentation as appropriate. Resolve software configuration and functionality problems by collaborating with specialists, technicians, librarians and staff as well as appropriate user groups and communities then writing or modifying program code. Assist with development of databases of digital/digitized text, graphic, photographic, and multimedia content to support research and library objectives.

Minimum qualifications: Possession of a baccalaureate educational degree. Functional knowledge of programming support for (or applicable to) digital content management and/or institutional repository system(s) demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply principles, concepts, methodology and terminology. Functional knowledge and understanding of technology, systems, hardware and software associated with digital content management and/or institutional repository system(s). Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve routine problems. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals. Experience with Linux-type operating systems, commands, and utilities. Experience or training in programming in at least one language such as C++, Java, Perl, Python, PHP, or similar open-source object-oriented web application tools. Demonstrated ability to log activities, document decisions and update procedures on a timely basis. Demonstrated ability to learn new application packages and skills quickly, make connections, integrate disparate information to find effective solutions. Demonstrated ability to recognize and determine underlying and/or related issues when problem solving. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks responsibly. Demonstrated ability to resolve computer-related hardware & software configuration and functionality issues. Ability to work outside normal hours occasionally, and to work early AM, late PM, holidays and/or weekends if scheduled. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Desirable qualifications: Graduation from accredited 4-yr college/university w/major coursework in information or computer science, management information systems or related field. Course work related to the systems which are the subject of position. At least 1 yr of responsible professional experience in installation, configuration, management and/or troubleshooting of content management and/or institutional repository system(s). Knowledge of and experience with markup language systems including HTML, XML, XSLT and related style sheet systems. Web development experience, including dynamic creation of HTML, use of web forms, remote database access, cascading style sheets, full-text indexing/searching. Experience with current web server technology and programs such as Apache and Apache Tomcat. Experience working in a collaborative environment in an institution of higher education or similar organization. Work experience in providing application programming support in an academic information technology setting.

Pay range: PBA, minimum $2,938/month.

To apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, UH Form 64 (http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/bor/forms/form64.pdf), transcripts (Copies acceptable. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.) and resume to Personnel Officer. All applications must be postmarked by the closing date. Application address: University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library, 2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Inquiries: 808-956-7207 Closing date: Feb-07-2008

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, National Guard participation, breastfeeding, and arrest/court record (except as permissible under State law).

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 16:31 UTC

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