DATE ENTERED: October 21, 2019
POSITION: Application Specialist
LOCATION: Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY: 11/08/2019

Old Dominion University - Application Specialist

Posting Details
Working Title    Application Specialist
Position Number     00508A
Department    Systems Development
Location    Norfolk, VA
Type of Position    Classified
Type of Job    Full Time
EEO Category    C Technicians

Job Description    The Application Specialist participates in the analysis of library and user needs, provides technical development and management of all facets of the University Libraries’ online presence; this position manages digital collection management platforms, configures and customizes open source software for digital exhibits/collections; develops efficient methods for digital storage, long-term preservation and access service, and creates and maintains internal documentation.

Knowledge, skills and abilities    Working knowledge of web design methods, including tools for web analytics. Considerable skill in using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, or other appropriate programming and scripting languages (Python, SQL, PHP, Perl, .NET, C#, etc.).
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to take initiative on work tasks and anticipate needs.

Level and type of experience    Some experience in responsive user interface and graphic design. Some experience with UNIX/Linux servers.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification    Working knowledge of academic library services. Some web development experience in an academic library environment. Some experience or coursework in API development. Some experience developing with Adobe Experience Manager. Some experience administering a SharePoint site. Familiarity with applying WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards. Ability to multitask, prioritize, meet deadlines, learn new tasks quickly and efficiently, anticipate needs, and be a self-starter. Some experience with version control systems such as GIT. Understanding of digital preservation concepts and principles, in particular as they apply to designing and supporting workflows for digital repositories.

Conditions of Employment    Occasional evening or weekend hours are required due to special projects.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate    Salary is commensurate with education and experience and begins at $ - 35,278

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Open Date    10/21/2019
Close Date    11/08/2019
Open Until Filled    No

Special Instructions Summary    Please include names and current contact information for three professional references, preferably current or former supervisors.

Criminal Background Check    The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

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Equity Statement     Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request    If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision    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 © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.