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Web Specialist, Associate Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75261
  • Pay Grade: E4
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: Applications Development
  • Function: Information Technology


Develop, maintain, oversee and enhance all aspects of University division’s or department’s web presence.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Prefer degree concentration in: Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Computer Science

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of web operations, including design, development, debugging, publishing and analytics; must include authoring.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with various web languages and tools:
  • Knowledge of database development (Access, MySQL, SQL Server, etc.) and understanding of web application and database interaction.
  • Graphic design experience and proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.
  • Understanding of FTP protocols and server related administration.
  • Strong skills in needs assessment, strategy assessment, preparation and communication and best practices for usability and accessibility, as well as project management and task delegation experience.
  • Experience in consulting, conceptualization, abstract thinking and logical reasoning.
  • Familiarity with ADA compliance and major OS platforms and their browsers in order to test for and address display issues.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Web Specialist, Associate must:

  • Provide website planning, design, development, maintenance and enhancements to ensure compliance with University policies, standards, security protocols and applicable laws and in order to provide necessary, up-to-date, effective, and user friendly websites. Develop and install web-based applications and third-party integration as needed. Promote proper use of URLs to ensure portability. Generate and monitor hyperlink analysis reports. Transfer, store and delete program and multimedia files as needed. Maintain network connectivity. Back-up websites per OIT and University policy. Monitor maintenance agreements, warranties and site licenses.
  • Complete special projects as requested
  • Create website development plans in consultation with the department with measurable goals, objectives and priorities, execute plans and report results.
  • Setup and maintain department computers and printers.
  • Perform quality control assessments and ensure ADA compliance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of emerging developments in web technology and standards and ADA compliance standards across platforms and devices through industry articles and white papers, meetings, training, webinars and seminars.
  • Work closely with and attend meetings as requested with OIT members, department personnel and other University staff as needed to ensure consistency and compliance with University-wide and department web development, maintenance and enhancement objectives.

35% of Time the Web Specialist, Associate

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Web Specialist, Associate

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Web Specialist, Associate

Career Path

Web Developer 1

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.