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Web Developer

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18067
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Connie Lange

Classification Title Computer Sftwr Eng/Appl I
Working Title Web Developer
Brief Position Overview

This position will play a key role in the continuing design and development of web applications and services managed by Web and Digital Communications, as well as a secondary role in technical support and user training within the MSU Content Management System (CMS).

Position Number 4M1606
Department Web and Digital Communications
Division University Communications
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation MPEA
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $18.61 - $25.35 per hour. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions contact .
Contract Type Classified Salary
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

University Communications mission is to enhance MSU’s public image, increase the public’s awareness of MSU’s accomplishments and develop consistent communications that build our reputation. University Communications manages the marketing, promotional and licensing efforts of the university, supports and promotes MSU’s activities through expert and creative communications. We provide a wide range of services to the university community through our operational units: MontanaPBS, MSU News Service, MSU Creative Services, MSU Web and Digital Communications, University Marketing, MSU Public Relations and University Printing. Our staff includes journalists, media specialists, writers, editors, graphic designers, photographers, broadcast media specialists, publications specialists, marketing specialists, Web programmers and printers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify, develop, and implement comprehensive technical solutions for new and current Web and digital communications.
  • Initiate and manage the execution of Web projects from planning through development.
  • Build, maintain, and enhance digital development standards and best practices (Web, mobile, email, digital signage).
  • Develop, plan and implement usability, accessibility and search engine optimization improvements across the university’s Web domain.
  • Perform other duties as needed in support of Web and Digital Communications team
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Web and Graphic Design, Communications, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience with modern web technologies and user interface design including responsive development, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, SVG, Sass and Grunt, as well as working with the following languages: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL and/or other related technologies.
  3. Demonstrated experience in effectively troubleshooting, supporting and developing Web services.
  4. Demonstrated experience in a team-based software engineering workflow, moving code from the local development environment (Vagrant or similar) to production, maintaining code with version control (Git preferred)
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Experience working with strategic marketing and branding as they relate to Web Communications.
  2. Experience in higher education or complex multi-faceted organizations.
  3. Experience in user experience (UX), accessibility, and/or search engine optimization (SEO).
  4. Experience using Web research and/or assessment tools such as Google Analytics.
  5. Experience with Linux command line operations
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of how the Web can be used in an organization’s communications strategies;
  • Have a passion for software development, the Web and higher education;
  • Maintain attention to detail, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing demands;
  • Have the ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks;
  • Exercise good judgment, strong analysis, problem solving skills, and self-motivation while working on unique issues for faculty, staff, and students;
  • Work productively in a team-oriented environment;
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The person in the position must be able to use a computer monitor, keyboard and mouse for long periods of time, with or without reasonable accommodation.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date At the conclusion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 09/11/2017
Close Date 09/29/2017
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 2, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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