IT Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

Location: Honolulu, HI

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Department: University of Hawai'i at Manoa - Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Job Number: 2019-00919

Closing: 8/31/2019 11:59 PM Hawaii

Position Number: 0078914


Title: Information Technology (IT Specialist)
Position Number: 0078914
Hiring Unit: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Location: Manoa
Date Posted: August 1, 2019
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Band: B
Salary : salary schedules and placement information
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve as OVCAA's in-house IT expert and programmer.

  2. Supervise student personnel and others involved in providing web and technical support to users.

  3. Design, create, test and edit web-based applications, websites, and components for OVCAA and external offices using PHP, HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, and other programming and scripting languages available as required to meet project demand.

  4. Design, develop, plan, coordinate, implement, program, manage, and maintain relational databases for OVCAA programs (such as program review, commencement, accreditation).

  5. Configure, maintain, and manage OVCAA servers in a Linux environment for hosting web services and data relevant for web projects.

  6. Develop, format, and program the layout of electronic documents such as informational web pages, PDF documents, forms and surveys, etc.

  7. Provide project implementation and post-implementation support for web-based applications and websites developed and/or supported by OVCAA.

  8. Analyze project-specific requirements, provide logical process designs and data structures for new systems; and define interface specifications for overall system design.

  9. Coordinate various information technology administrative matters (i.e., ensures ADA compliance) for OVCAA units; analyzes problems and applies appropriate guides and standards.

  10. Evaluate and monitor project progress and adjust timelines and schedules as appropriate to ensure that projects are planned, programmed, tested and implemented by set deadlines.

  11. Communicate and work with managerial, administrative, and technical staff to determine information needs, data flows, and system definitions and document these requirements.

  12. Provide leadership in integrating new Internet and web technologies.

  13. Maintains security of OVCAA websites and electronic platforms.

  14. Work closely with appropriate parties on situations of sensitivity and confidentiality.

  15. Learn new technologies, systems, software, and equipment needed to stay current, perform duties and advise users in area of specialties.

  16. May perform routine technical support functions for OVCAA.

  17. May work outside normally scheduled hours including nights, weekends, and holidays

  18. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a pertinent baccalaureate educational degree in Management Information Systems or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible professional information technology experience with responsibilities for web design and development, of which 2 years of the experience must have been comparable in scope and complexity to the next lower payband in the University of Hawai'i broadband system; or equivalent education/training or experience.

  2. Considerable working knowledge of HTML/CSS/PHP/SQL/JavaScript in developing web and database-driven web applications as demonstrated by the broad knowledge and understanding of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving information technology concepts, principles and methodology.

  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of the broad technology, systems, hardware and software associated with coding practices necessary for developing web-based applications; prototyping and iterative development techniques; systems development methodology and techniques; and flow charting and procedural report presentation.

  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize a wide range of intricate problems, use reasoning and logic to determine accurate causes, and apply principles and practices to determine, evaluation, integrate, and implement practical and thorough solutions in an effective and timely manner.

  5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.

  6. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.

  7. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

  8. Considerable working knowledge of web design and development as demonstrated by the broad knowledge and understanding of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving information technology concepts, principles and methodology.

  9. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of the broad technology, systems, hardware and software associated with web design and development.

  10. Experience in the development of forms, creating dynamic Web sites, developing graphical interfaces; familiarity with usability concepts and disability requirements for web based applications.

  11. Working knowledge of PHP and one or more computer programming languages such as JavaScript, SQL, or HTML/CSS.

  12. Demonstrated ability to develop clean, structured programs and conduct thorough testing.

  13. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new programming languages independently and in a timely manner using books, manuals, and other resources.

  14. Functional knowledge of a content management system such as Wordpress and Drupal.

  15. Working knowledge of one or more Database Management Systems such as MySQL.

  16. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to accomplish tasks & to meet deadlines.

  17. Ability to work a variable work schedule.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Working knowledge of UNIX/LINUX – Red Hat, Linux, Apache Web Server Technology, Samba, firewall, SSH.

  2. Functional knowledge of digital imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks or other digital imaging software.

  3. Working knowledge of versioning software such as Git

  4. Functional knowledge of a PHP web framework such as Laravel, Symfony, CakePHP, etc.

  5. Functional knowledge of a front end web framework such as Bootstrap or Foundation.

  6. Functional knowledge of limitations, capabilities, uses, and service requirements of PCs, Local Area Networks (LANs), and peripheral equipment.

To Apply:
To Apply: Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Applicant must submit the following: (1) Cover letter to the Selection Committee indicating interest in the position and  how the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position are met; (2) Resume; (3) Names and contact information (telephone number and email addresses) of at least three professional references; and, (4) Official transcript(s) showing degree and coursework  to date appropriate to the position (copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.) Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. All documentation become the property of the school. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account after clicking on the "APPLY" button.
Dr. Beverly McCreary; 808-956-9429;


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