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Ukiah, CA
Posted Apr 24, 2013 by Mendocino College
Category: Computer and Information Technology


Mendocino College

Application Deadline Date: May 31, 2013; 5:00 p.m.

12 months/year; 40 hours/week; $4,806/month

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direction of the Director of Information Technology, designs, tests, maintains, and upgrades a variety of software for District computers; programs computers in a variety of languages; provides technical analysis of new systems and upgrades; provides website development and maintenance for college website and web-based interfaces; troubleshoots software and hardware; designs, tests, maintains, and upgrades a variety of software for District computers; provides information system planning by researching technologies related to system development; provides technical analysis of new systems and upgrades; hardware and software troubleshooting; reviews and tests data bases; assures compliance with regulations and policies; works with users on system needs and demonstrates new technologies to assure needs are met; provides administration and maintenance of various college web servers, including security, audit and control of serve technologies; programs and maintains Web technologies and infrastructure; develops and maintains college websites and web-based interfaces to Enterprise Resource Planning/student records system.

Researches and obtains cost estimates for various equipment, hardware, and software; learns and understands new software programs; evaluates and tests products as assigned; prepares ad hoc reports and receives database inquiries; assists others with requests as needed; provides interpretation as needed; prepares project documentation; maintains project files as appropriate; performs upgrades to ERP/student records system and related infrastructure; remains current regarding technical advances in the field by reading trade journals, books related to technologies, manuals for hardware/software, attending conferences, workshops, and staff meetings; communicates with District personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities, exchange information and resolve issues or concerns; train users in system uses as necessary; performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of: Programming and analysis skills; various programming languages; RDBMS and SQL computer networking protocols; advanced computer troubleshooting techniques; hardware and software troubleshooting; computer security and related issues; software licensing issues; recordkeeping techniques; server operating systems; basic research methods; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

Ability to: Design, test, maintain, and upgrade a variety of software for District computers; program computers in a variety of languages; provide technical analysis of new systems and upgrades, and hardware and software troubleshooting; communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with others; prioritizes and schedules work; learn, apply, and explain policies, procedures, rules, and regulations related to the operation of the department; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field; work independently with little direction; meet schedules and timelines; plan, organize, prioritize, and schedule work; maintain documentation and records; prepare reports

ASSIGNMENT/SALARY/BENEFITS: The monthly salary range is $4,806-$6,010 over five years.
Starting salary is $4,806 or $5,046 with five years of equivalent or similar experience. The work schedule is typically Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m., with an hour for lunch. There are twelve days of vacation leave annually which increase with the length of service. Family medical, dental, and vision benefits and employee life insurance are provided. There are eighteen paid holidays per year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A completed Mendocino College application and voluntary applicant survey are due by May 31, 2013, 5:00 p.m., to Human Resources, Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. Forms are available at the following link or the Human Resources Office, Room 1162:


Applicants are encouraged to also submit a cover letter and resume explaining how they meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews are by invitation only. The college does not reimburse applicants for related travel expenses.

THE COLLEGE: Mendocino College includes the main Ukiah campus and two centers in Lakeport and Willits, serving approximately 5,000 students in a District that encompasses the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties. The beautiful 127-acre main campus is situated among the oaks on a country hillside that overlooks the Ukiah valley.  The District, established in 1973, serves approximately 100,000 people and eight unified school districts over more than 3,200 square miles. Mendocino College is a two-year community college which provides a comprehensive curriculum including unique educational programs in sustainable technology, agriculture, nursing, culinary arts, and performing arts. The college serves as a major education resource for its communities, employing more than 400 classified, faculty and management personnel. The District has an excellent faculty and staff committed to providing quality education and service to the students and the community. A $67.5 million facilities bond, passed by the voters in 2006, has funded many renovations to the main campus as well a new Library/Learning Center. New centers are also scheduled to open in 2013 in Lakeport and Willits. Mendocino College’s comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Course offerings include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills and continuing education.

THE COMMUNITIES: Lake and Mendocino counties include some of Northern California's most picturesque landscape. The counties are approximately two hours north of San Francisco or west of Sacramento and just an hour from the Northern California coast. Our communities have a small-town feel with a comfortable, relaxed and friendly lifestyle. The area enjoys a wonderfully temperate climate coupled with family-oriented living, quality schools, unmatched recreational opportunities, and a reasonable cost of living. Mendocino and Lake Counties have a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state's famous North Coast wine country, and are considered an attractive spot for retirement and vacationing. Scenic forests, valleys, lakes, and mountains are descriptive of this large rural area including state parks and a national forest. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound such as hiking, mountain biking, cycling, boating, water skiing, golfing and much more. The local area is also recognized for its vibrant arts community including visual arts, theater, music and dance.

Equal Opportunity Employer




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