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Web Developer, UNLV University Libraries [R0131028]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on June 8, 2022
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Web Developer, UNLV University Libraries [R0131028]

 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

 

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

 

For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

 

PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest-growing universities. University Libraries comprises the Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.

 

The Library Technologies Division is comprised of two departments, Library Systems and Web and Application Development Services, and several additional staff.  The division is responsible for the planning, procurement, and lifecycle management and support of a large array of technologies and services supporting library staff and the UNLV student and research communities, including the design, development, and support of local websites and custom applications.

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries' values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification. 

 

BENEFITS

The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.

 

ROLE of the POSITION

Reporting to the Head, Web and Application Development Services, the Web Developer is responsible for supporting the technical development and maintenance of the UNLV Libraries’ websites and integrated applications.

 

The incumbent works collaboratively with colleagues on original coding, application integrations, and the technical development and enhancement of the Libraries’ website, including databases, content management system components, and digital data repositories.  This work requires a mix of technical skills, including developing, maintaining, and documenting PHP/MySQL applications in a Unix/Linux environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and implement applications and new functionality associated with the Libraries’ public websites, including original programming and scripting.
  • Develop back-end components and modules supporting the Libraries’ website content management system (currently Drupal 9)
  • Integrates other locally developed and/or commercial applications for seamless use in conjunction with the Libraries’ website and the web-accessible services it offers.
  • Develops standalone databases / applications fulfilling an expressed need serving the patron or library staff environments
  • Codes and creates original webpages and websites from various planning documents and directives.
  • Maintain and provide functionality updates to existing applications
  • Maintain awareness of evolving technical developments, best practices in the web and application development fields and commercial vendor product developments and enhancements

 

This position may be eligible for a flexible work arrangement in accordance with the UNLV Flexible Work Policy and is evaluated on a case by case basis.  

 

VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-3 years of related experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

 

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
  • Knowledge of and ability to document code and web projects clearly and concisely following best practices, within code files and in additional external documentation
  • Understanding of security best practices associated with web infrastructure in order to minimize security risks, and to maximize application performance.
  • Awareness of evolving technical developments and best practices in the web and application development fields, and associated development communities
  • Programming skills and support experience with web-related technologies (e.g. PHP; CSS; JavaScript and JavaScript libraries including jQuery; HTML)
  • Programming skills and support experience with designing, implementing, modifying, and maintaining relational databases (e.g. MySQL)
  • Experience with Web API / REST guidelines and services, including JSON
  • Ability to communicate well with other coworkers to produce given deliverables, as well as with clients in understanding and delivering web and digital products according to evolving needs, desires, and specifications

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with the current release of Drupal, including familiarity with theme layer and site building with modules such as Views, Paragraphs, Panels, and Layout Builder, using best practices and coding standards
  • Experience writing and maintaining custom modules for the current release of Drupal, using best practices and coding standards
  • Programming skills and support experience with PERL, XML/XSLT, and Ruby.

 

SALARY RANGE

This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $65,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon the labor market. The position is contingent upon funding. For more information on salary ranges please visit UNLV Salary Range.

 

In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives an annual allotment for professional development activities. Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures.  In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 29, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Web Developer, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or library.searches@unlv.edu.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“ R0131028”> in the search box.

 

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

 

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 

 

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.  Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to:  Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.  

 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.