Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist III performs advanced professional IT activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of IT principles, practices, and procedures. Requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May supervise and/or direct the work of project teams or other lower level staff.
Additional Department Summary: This position plays a lead role in developing and implementing design standards for the UA web framework and other top-level University web resources. Responsible for the core visual design and interfaces for UA's website and institutional web framework, including templates and components for campus at large. Works very closely with a team of designers and developers to create web resources that are accessible, responsive, and standards-based to achieve user experience goals. This position plays a critical role in the development of a UA WordPress theme, a UA web system of design, the UA mobile app, and user interfaces for web and other digital resources. A successful candidate will be an analytical and creative designer who is able to identify diverse user needs, solve complex problems, develop prototypes, explain processes by which design decisions are made, and work collaboratively with others.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; OR Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of IT experience; OR Associate’s degree and four (4) years of IT experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and six (6) years of IT experience. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional technology skills or project management methods and applications. May require intermediate or advanced level training or certification.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must include a link to an online portfolio of previous design work to be considered for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in related field or bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, graphic design/art, marketing, public relations or related field and at least 3 years of experience in a web design, UX/UI design, web development or other digital design role. Experience building and managing websites in a content management system. Experience creating webpages that meet technology accessibility standards, specifically WCAG 2.0AA.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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