[Web4lib] Time-limited programmer position (digital library projects)

Smith, Natalia N nsmith at email.unc.edu
Thu Jul 22 15:25:23 EDT 2010

Library Systems Department

Position: Applications Technician
Position Number: 59718
Salary Range: $34,435 - $76,831
Closing Date: July 26, 2010
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an applications technician to join the application development team in the systems department.

This new twelve-month, full-time, time-limited position works on two grant-funded projects. The technician will be responsible for applications that will store data about cultural objects in North Carolina. Staff interfaces will support the addition, deletion, and editing of information about objects and the ingest of those objects. Additional administrative interfaces may be required to support the management of information by students who will contribute to the system as part of their coursework. Public interfaces will support browsing and searching, and will specifically include the ability to interact with the objects in a geo-spatial way. Programming will be developed using the Django framework for Python and Javascript.

The successful candidate should have good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and other members of the department to solve problems. Using strong analytic skills and grounded in usability and accessibility, the technician will create, version, document, maintain, and potentially enhance applications for the delivery of domain-specific digital collections. A necessary component of these systems is the ability for geographic discovery of objects.

The Technician should have an understanding of and experience with Javascript and a strong background of developing in Django or other interpreted web development frameworks.

This position is being recruited for at the Contributing Competency Level under the Career Banding program. The hiring range for this position is $34,435 - $39,800.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.


The technician band requires basic foundation of knowledge and skills in area of specialization generally obtained from graduating from a technical school or community college with a degree in computer programming or graduation from a four-year college or university with nine semester hours in programming. Experience in the field of work related to the position's role may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Special note: This position may exclusively require a bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the specific functions of the job.
Experience with traditional markup and related competencies such as XHTML, CSS, and an understanding of accessibility. Experience with interpreted scripting languages (e.g. Perl, PHP, Python), and frameworks (e.g. CakePHP, Django), relational database development and systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, PostGIS), and JavaScript. Experience with geospatial information systems.oblem solving skills; Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational and project management skills.

To Apply
To apply for SPA positions, use the Office of Human Resources ApplicantWeb online application system http://www.unc.edu/appweb/step1.html. The ApplicantWeb will guide you through the process of completing your application online. Applicants will be able to create and save applications, resumes and cover letters. Positions are posted on the Library's web page until filled. For more information on application procedures, applicants may contact:
Office of Human Resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
104 Airport Drive, CB #1045
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-2991

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