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Development & Operations Specialist

Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

Development & Operations Specialist

Location: Remote
Job ID: 46965



UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.


UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 01-17-2023


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


The mission of Financial Affairs is to provide high quality academic, research, and student support services to a campus that enrolls over 19,000 students, conducts over $100 million in sponsored research, and has expenditures of approximately $650 million annually. Financial Affairs is composed of the following major subunits: Campus Controller's Office, Accounting Services (Accounts Payable, Extramural Funds, Payroll), Procurement Services, Student Business Services, and Enterprise Financial Systems.

More information can be found here:


Under the general direction of the Financial Affairs Technology (FinAff-Tech) Manager, the FinAff-Tech Group Web Developer and Operations (Dev-Ops) Specialist, serves as a key staff member of the FinAff-Tech Group within the Enterprise Financial Systems unit. The Dev-Ops Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of enhancements to the Financial Affairs website, related forms and content, as well as the websites underlying systems and technologies. The Dev-Ops Specialist supports the FinAff-Tech Group by helping to ensure that users of FinAff-Tech resources have ready access to relevant and easily-retrievable guidance materials, contact information and financial forms. The Dev-Ops Specialist works with the FinAff-Tech team to implement coordinated strategies aimed at optimizing the use of various technology and communication mediums to further the Financial Affairs mission. The Dev-Ops Specialist plays a key role in implementing the Financial Affairs long-term strategic plan for the website. The website is a key financial management tool for UCSC, enabling campus staff to properly use financial processes and establish effective departmental and divisional financial control and accountability environments. The Dev-Ops Specialist is expected to ensure that custom strategies are implemented to meet the needs of Financial Affairs staff members and of those on the campus engaged in financial management duties.


Salary Information: Salary Range: $82,300 - $85,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:
Full-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: Remote

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: BUS SYS ANL 3 (007584)

Travel: Never or Rarely


40% - Web Platform Management and Administration
Maintain SharePoint Farm and Site Collection using the Central Administration interface, including user configuration, timer job management, form template management, backups and scheduled tasks.
Leverage PowerShell to write scripts to perform analysis and maintenance on the SharePoint site infrastructure and database.
Conduct Web server administration (IIS) and operations maintenance, troubleshooting web platform issues as they arise.
Generate and maintain custom access policies and permissions for site users and groups.
Maintain existing campus authentication (Shibboleth/CruzID Gold) integration within SharePoint environment and web based forms and services.
Configure, maintain, and scope the search crawler utility.
Assist in the coordination of focus groups for website feedback.
Monitor the ongoing effectiveness of the website by reviewing analytics, conducting on-line surveys, and implementing streamlined feedback mechanisms.
Work with UCSC ITS Networking group, third party consultants, and Rackspace web hosting service providers to ensure services meet requirements.
Assist management with off-hours system maintenance and software release schedule. This may include some evening and weekend work as needed.

40% - Web Design, Development, and Implementation
Develop and deploy web features and solutions for our SharePoint platform using JavaScript and .Net (Visual Studio, C#).
Design custom interfaces for our web features and solutions using Adobe Creative Suite and then translate those designs into HTML and CSS.
Collaborate with the campus Public Information Office to design updated web themes as the UCSC campus general site theme evolves.
Develop and implement website templates using master pages, page layouts, lists, and custom content types in SharePoint.
Integrate campus authentication (Shibboleth/CruzID Gold) within new web based applications, forms, and services.
Implement website workflow processes to facilitate automated services.
Document and implement website administration standards.
Maintain and publish site content, updates and change requests from campus units that are both internal and external to our department.

20% - Other Duties
Assist the EFS-Tech group providing localized tier 1 tech support to the Financial Affairs Department.
Facilitate communications with the various Financial Affairs operating units and with others outside of Financial Affairs.
Work on special projects as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Thorough knowledge of business and process analysis functions.
Thorough Knowledge of related areas of IT.
Experience working with Web Content Management Systems.
Knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, XML and related technologies.
Working knowledge of web based system administration and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
Self-motivated and works both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrates problem solving skills.
Ability to maintain productivity, meet deadlines and quality standards in an environment of interruption, change, heavy workload, and competing priorities.

Experience using services such as DNS, DHCP, Internet Information Server (IIS7+), MS SQL database, across Windows Server and MS SQL Server platforms.
Experience scripting and developing with specific tools, libraries and paradigms such as PowerShell, jQuery, RESTful JSON, XSLT, SASS, Git, SharePoint Designer.
Experience using JavaScript (AJAX), PowerShell, C#, ASP.NET technologies.
Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.
Broad knowledge relating to system architecture and software design.
Experience designing, developing, deploying high visibility application driven websites.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

View full job description and access on-line application:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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