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Employment Opportunity

Range 24
Closing Date:
July 29, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
Beginning Date:
August, 2014 (approximate)



  • Associate’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND 4 years of professional experience in web administration and design
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND 2 years of professional experience in web administration and design

General Description:

Under general supervision, coordinate and support the development, maintenance and administration of the College’s Internet and Intranet services.  Promote a positive image of the College and its services via the web site, provide technical and training advice to end users and perform related work as required.  Participates in development of overall structure, functioning, security, and performance of the College Internet/Intranet site, performs system upgrades, and develops system software.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the District’s primary technical expert on website construction, design, and functionality.
  • Designs and develops the architecture, layout and functionally of websites
  • Maintains and monitors the performance of websites and troubleshoots and resolves operational issues.
  • Coordinates the gathering of information for placement on web pages
  • Reviews and edits information to be posted to a website and ensures that posted information is visually consistent with District established graphic standards.
  • Update the content and layout of web pages.
  • Advise employees on issues concerning content and presentation of information on District websites
  • Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures governing the District’s web presence, including the posting of material on college websites.
  • Designs systems for database driven, dynamic webpage generation. Formats and presents data, and monitors and maintains web based data collection systems.
  • Writes and maintains on-line documentation.
  • May evaluate the applicability of emerging information technology and serve as the project lead when implementing new web-based technologies.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of web activities and implements service improvements and modifications
  • Installs, tests, upgrades, and maintains web server software, maintains all custom program code on the system, designs, programs, tests, debugs and implements programs to meet user requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of web page and web site construction and maintenance
  • Programming languages such as Java Script, C# and ASP.Net
  • Industry web standards such as CSS, CSS3, HTML, and HTML5
  • Internet resources such as DNS, HTTP/S, SSL and electronic mail
  • The use of Structured Query Language in the development of data driven content
  • Common CMS platforms with a preference for MS SharePoint

Ability to:

  • Interact effectively with all areas of the College
  • Develop the architecture and layout of complex web sites ensuring a balance of aesthetics and usability
  • Develop and update web page content
  • Assimilate and organize information in a logical, consistent manner
  • Communicate in a clear, concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Meet deadlines
  • Review and edit the proposed content of web pages
  • Effectively present information on the World Wide Web so that it is easy to find and access

How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume

4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.  Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Office of Human Resources
        Merced College
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer