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IT Specialist 3

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title IT Specialist 3
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department Western Libraries support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

As our Information Technology Specialist 3 (ITS 3) you will report to the Director of Technology & Discovery Services, and will be situated in a division within Western Libraries that is responsible for the optimal access to and use of different technologies within the Libraries' environment.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, support, and maintenance of Western's search interface to library resources, a shared discovery layer called OneSearch, and will also service as SharePoint specialist, responsible for co-developing, maintaining, and providing training and support for the Libraries SharePoint site.

OneSearch is an Ex Libris product called Primo, and is shared with 39 academic institutions across Washington, Idaho and Oregon through the Orbis Cascade Alliance.  You will work with groups and individuals across the Orbis Cascade Alliance, and across divisions of the Western Libraries.

The Technology & Discovery Services division collaborates with Western Libraries personnel and other campus entities to implement a suite of the necessary library technology services, web presences and system applications, and programs for the Western community.  Through the provision of an accessible, data-driven, and valuable online teaching, research, and learning environment, Technology & Discovery Services augments the University's ability to contribute to and participate in the scholarly landscape at Western and beyond.

Required Qualifications
  • Two years of library technical experience or closely related activity, or satisfactory completion of relevant course work OR equivalent education/experience
  • Advanced computer skills; knowledge of programming, scripting, and markup languages such as Perl, XML, HTML5, Javascript, CSS
  • Experience in systems administration and the development of APIs for said systems
  • Demonstrated experience providing or supporting instruction, trainings, or consultations to clients / customers
  • Broad general education and a good command of written English
  • Demonstrated ability to perform routine problem analysis and conduct problem solving (i.e., troubleshooting)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Systems Certification from Ex Libris, Inc.
  • Knowledge of and substantial experience using Microsoft Suite products as a content management system and/or a document management solution
  • Familiarity with user experience principles and practices
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse identities in higher education settings
Salary New hires typically begin at $4487/month including an excellent benefits package
Bargaining Unit This position is part of bargaining unit PTE and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Public School Employees of WWU.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position closes 12/14/2018

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 496218
Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Pacific Standard Time

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