Web Administrator - Alaska Earthquake Center

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Classification:Information Systems Professional 3A
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

We are seeking a web administrator to enhance the Alaska Earthquake Center's public-facing and internal software products. You will work closely with scientists and technical experts to create tools that stakeholders can rely on in a crisis to protect lives and property. Your contribution to the Alaska Earthquake Center team will directly help to reduce the impacts of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in Alaska. Many of your projects will be highly visible and used daily by thousands of people. Some combination of knowledge of modern web technologies, cloud services, and programming languages such as PHP and JavaScript would be an asset for this position. This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there may be a current opportunity for remote work, the successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office no later than 60 days from written notice provided by the university.


20IT Support: Work with the System Administrator to diagnose and troubleshoot computing, networking, and device problems as needed. Assist in updating and fixing issues with the Earthquake Center virtual cluster hardware and software. Contribute to discussions involving Earthquake Center IT plans and future technologies. Collaborate in developing long-range strategic plans for computing and networking information technologies. Facilitate alignment of information technology services to serve University and departmental missions, goals, and priorities as designated by the organization.Essential
30Scientific Software Development: Use knowledge of programming languages to write new programs and modify existing software for Earthquake Center operations as part of a small programming team. Support, as directed, affiliated research staff with technical needs and coding. Work on complex Information Technology (IT) projects as a team member. Projects may include hardware and software deployments, software development, and creating and implementing testing protocols. Translate project requirements into actionable items for the team. Within guidelines, organize, prioritize, and implement work activities as assigned.Essential
50Administer and Develop Web-based Products: Oversee the administration of web-related software for the Earthquake Center, including setup, configuration, updates, and security. Under high-level guidance, create new web products for public and internal use. Detect, track, and solve bugs and issues related to web content. Keep up-to-date on technologies and services and strategize implementation plans with management to ensure that the Earthquake Center’s web presence is secure and sustainable. Use problem-solving and analysis to resolve standard software and hardware problems and issues, which may require researching issues involving multiple components or systems to determine and solve problems.Essential

The center is housed at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where it has served for decades as the definitive source for earthquake information in Alaska. We are the primary source of earthquake information for thousands of Alaskans, government agencies, and private firms every day. Our work mixes staff with a wide variety of scientific, technical, and communications expertise. The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered teams. We offer a flexible work schedule, encourage opportunities for professional development and growth, and have generous benefits including annual leave, sick leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, and tuition waivers (full details can be found at https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/).


Advanced knowledge and experience with enterprise-grade information technologies including hardware and software, cloud computing, and data and network security.

Experience administering web servers and services.

Advanced knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP. Experience programming in modern web languages and technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and PHP?

Ability to understand how complex systems relate to each other.

Ability to analyze unusual, non-routine, and complex situations and problems and devise and implement alternative strategies for solutions.

Ability to serve as an expert for web systems.

Ability to work as part of a team and guide team members in area(s) of expertise.

Knowledge of digital experience standards and implementation.

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. Information Technology or other related field) and 3 years experience in an Information Technology field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

*Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.*

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Application Process:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please submit your application no later than 3/22/2021 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 3/23/2021. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact GI HR at 907-474-6498.

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