IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN - JOURNEY:
Carolina Digital Library and Archives
Working Title: Digitization Workflow Technician
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Position Number: 57607
Pay Band Range: $24,380 - $61,979
HIRING RANGE: $38,358 - $39,358
Closing Date: June 29, 2012
The person in this position must have a demonstrated aptitude for designing and documenting efficient and effective workflows in a digital imaging setting; an in-depth understanding of digital imaging concepts such as bit-depth and resolution; and experience with digital file formats such as TIFF, JPG, JP2, PDF and their appropriateness for different purposes. The Digitization Workflow Technician must have knowledge of and experience with high-end digitization hardware such as flatbed scanners, film scanners, sheet-fed scanners, overhead book and document scanners, digital scanning backs and digital camera systems; experience using image adjustment software such as PhotoShopCS; and experience with techniques for adjusting/optimizing image data (tone, color, scale) to achieve high-fidelity originals under a variety of controlled lighting conditions. Also preferred is experience handling historic and rare special collections materials including manuscripts and photographic materials.
Description of Duties
The Carolina Digital Library & Archives (CDLA) develops, creates, manages, preserves, and provides access to digital collections and digital scholarship held, curated, or made available by the University Library. The Digital Production Center (DPC) within the CDLA provides consultation, support, services, and follow-up for clients in the development, planning, construction, and implementation of library collections.
The Digitization Workflow Technician is primarily responsible for designing and implementing workflows in the DPC to achieve project, partner, departmental, and Library goals. The Digitization Workflow Technician will analyze complex and evolving needs from many stakeholders, then distill these down for others to easily understand and follow through creating and maintaining documentation for all steps of the digital production workflow, including working with content providers, tracking materials in the digitization queue, digitizing analog materials, creating use copy derivative files, and ingesting content into online delivery and archival storage systems. The Digitization Workflow Technician will use his or her in-depth digital imaging knowledge to set, document, and enforce baseline digital image specifications for Library digitization work, and lead the design and maintenance of formal quality assurance procedures for the department using both automated and manual means. The Digitization Workflow Technician will hire, train, and supervise student employees doing digital production work such as imaging and ingest of content into archival storage and online delivery systems. This individual will also assist with overall DPC image production and management work, and participate in project planning activities.
Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Minimum Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in the field of technology related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
In depth experience in digital imaging technologies; Advanced knowledge of digital image processing software and techniques; Knowledge of best practices of digitization and quality assurance mechanisms; Extensive experience in digital photography or graphic arts; Experience in designing and documenting workflows; Excellent technical skills; Ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting with a wide range of people; Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Detail-oriented, with demonstrated project management and organizational skills; Strong written and oral communication skills. Also strongly desired are supervisory experience, advanced knowledge and skills in photographic imaging and print reproduction, experience with photographic lighting and illumination techniques, experience with XML and structured metadata, experience with HTML and XHTML.
To apply for SPA positions, use the Office of Human Resources ApplicantWeb online application system http://www.unc.edu/appweb/step1.html. The ApplicantWeb will guide you through the process of completing your application online. Applicants will be able to create and save applications, resumes and cover letters.
Positions are posted on the Library's web page until filled. For more information on application procedures, applicants may contact:
Office of Human Resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
104 Airport Drive, CB #1045
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
An Equal Opportunity Employer