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IT Developer

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
Jul 02, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S09896P
Working Title IT Developer
Department Warnell-Outreach & Service
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
40 hours week
Advertised Salary $65,000 + commensurate with experience
Posting Date 04/19/2023
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 05/01/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
USG Core Values Statement
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Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.
Position Information

Classification Title IT Application Support Professional
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
* Two years' experience developing and supporting web applications (front-end and back-end development).
* Experience with back-end web development on Linux web server environments; knowledge of Linux OS and usage of BASH
* Experience developing and supporting web applications on a cloud infrastructure such as AWS
* Experience with basic design and editing of images for use in websites
* Working knowledge of MySql or other relational databases
* Working knowledge of Plone CMS full-stack web development
* Working knowledge of WordPress development
* Working knowledge of XML, Json, Ajax, and React
* Strong ability to translate business processes into professional web-based applications utilizing responsive design and process workflow concepts.
* Working knowledge of PHP.
Position Summary
The Southern Regional Extension Forestry ( SREF) Office within the Warnell College Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking a highly responsible IT professional to work on a variety of forestry & natural resource outreach related IT products, working on a small, nimble team. This position will work with the SREF team to design, develop, and maintain custom client-centric web-based applications.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Bachelors' degree in IT preferred.
  • One year experience developing and supporting professional web applications.
  • Proficient in Web front-end and back-end web application development utilizing Python and Java Script OOP languages and HTML and CSS markup.
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn new knowledge & skills.
  • Ability to work one-on-one and collaborate with a team.
  • Prioritize, plan, and multi-task in order to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail & focus on delivering quality products.

Physical Demands
Duties require sitting at workstation for long periods of time. May occasionally be needed to assist in moving equipment.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? No
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


  • Function as a full-stack Plone CMS developer including: brainstorm IT solutions, define scope and requirements, document design, develop code, deployment, testing, and overall lifecycle management of these systems.
  • Work with SREF staff & clients to implement purpose-driven websites.
  • Consult with clients to assess data requirements and processing specifications of website systems.
  • Ensure the technology environment is secure and meets the University of Georgia's security policies and mandates.
  • Develop and support other web technologies, such as WordPress.

Percentage of time 70


  • Work closely with SREF staff, clients, and partners in the maintenance and support of SREF's hosted web applications and IT systems.
  • Provide client support (and end-user web support), content management, and propose driven application modifications to support client needs.

Percentage of time 20


  • Provide periodic written reports documenting the status and progress of project.
  • Contribute to special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time 10
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