Position Vacancy-Computer Information Specialist for Web Development

Viki Horan

Position Vacancy Announcement
Computer Information Specialist for Web Development, Position No. W0039494
Come join us at one of the best kept secrets in the nation, Kansas State University! 
Whether you’re into college sports, fine arts, boating and fishing, or hiking on the Konza Prairie, K-State and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of experiences that are sure to pique your interest.  
The Wildcats will have you bleeding purple!  We consistently stay near the top of the Big 12 in Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Equestrian, Rowing, and a number of other sports,  providing you with the opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in the world  ‘up close and personal’! 
The Little Apple, as Manhattan is fondly called, provides annual events like ‘Arts in the Park’ or ‘Country Stampede’.  It prides itself on major attractions like the McCain Auditorium & Nichols Theatre, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Manhattan Arts Center, the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, the Willam T. Kemper Art Gallery, and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, as well as the Columbian Theatre Museum & Art Center and the Oz Museum in nearby Wamego.  If fine dining is something you enjoy, Manhattan won’t disappoint.  A wide variety of cuisines offered in both formal and relaxed settings will satisfy the most discriminating tastes.   And, if you simply can’t live without your favorite coffee house, we more than have you covered!
The culture of the Midwest, mingled with the diverse populations of nearby Ft. Riley and the university staff and students, provides a family-friendly atmosphere that can’t be beat.  We’re friendly, honest, and fun-loving.  We bleed purple, and would very much like to welcome you to our little oasis in the scenic Flint Hills if you are the successful candidate for this position.
The Computer Information Specialist for Web Development in the Information Systems Office at Manhattan, Kansas, is an entry level position.  Responsibilities include interface design and development and operational support of web pages for various business functions and the university imaging system.
Analysis and Design

  • Responsible for analysis and design of web pages for the ISO department and functional offices as assigned. 
  • Work closely with ImageNow Systems Specialist on analysis and design for ImageNow eForms. 
  • Performs analysis, design, and development for systems interfaces and integrations to other K-State and third party systems.
  • Analyzes and designs specialized system add-ons, operational processes. 
  • Analyzes the impact and develops strategies for applying system upgrades, fixes, and patches. 
  • Analyzes the feasibility and impact of modifications and system enhancements. 
  • Provides input into the development of project plans and go-live plans for major system enhancements. 
  • Provides technical expertise regarding the implementation and operation of systems. 
  • Regularly participates in team meetings.


  • Develops and tests new and existing web pages and ImageNow iscript (javascript) programs.
  • Enhances existing code and/or writes new programs per project specifications. 
  • Develops and tests interface and conversion programs. 
  • Documents program changes, operating procedures, and technical reference materials. 
  • Assists in developing end-user testing scenarios. 
  • Migrates programming changes through development, test, and production environments.
  • Adheres to application development policies and procedures.

Production Support

  • Performs troubleshooting of production issues.
  • Answers technical questions and addresses issues related to system operation. 
  • Reports, coordinates, and resolves application problems in cooperation with the vendor and other K-State technical and functional staff as appropriate. 
  • Documents the resolution of problems.


  • Provides expert technical advice and consulting to end users, other K-State technical staff, and third party vendors. 
  • Provides training to other programmer/analysts on system changes, vendor applications, programming languages, developer tools, and technical environment.

Professional Development

  • Attends meetings, conferences, and training sessions to increase knowledge and maintain currency in the profession.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other appropriately related technical field. Four years of related coursework and/or experience or combination thereof may be substituted for degree.
  • Basic knowledge and ability to develop web pages with experience in designing, coding, testing, and debugging
  • Basic knowledge and experience in systems analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit requirements from end users and translate requirements into technical specifications
  • Ability to learn complex new information technologies through a combination of significant personal research efforts, hands-on experience, informal and formal training

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Demonstrated ability with HTML, PHP, and Javascript
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities

Salary or Range:  Commensurate with experience and skills
Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Resume
  3. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

Submit application materials to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu
Screening of applications begins June 18, 2012, and will continue until position is filled.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Background check required of successful applicants.