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Graduate Assistant for Web Development and IT

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 062816
Title: Graduate Assistant for Web Development and IT
Functional Title: Graduate Assistant for Web Development and IT
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: 50%
Unit: PLCY-School of Public Policy
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The School of Public Policy (PUAF) Web Development and IT Graduate Assistant’s duties will include:

• Assist the web developer with the development and maintenance of the School of Public Policy website portfolio, specifically using Drupal CMS and PHP/MySQL.

• Train users to develop respective portions of their websites, using Drupal CMS

• Application of Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Acrobat, Photoshop and InDesign) and other electronic publishing and graphic tools for web and other design functions.

• Assist with audio-visual connectivity and support.

• Assist with PC, printer and network configuration

• Troubleshoot PC hardware and software problems

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Maryland College Park is mandatory. Demonstrable familiarity with current desktop and laptop computer systems and peripherals; prior experience with desktop support and maintenance preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs without difficulty.


Preferred Skills: The successful GA will be able to demonstrate a combination of the following:

• High-level knowledge of Drupal content management system
• High-level knowledge of and skills with web development, including PHP/MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript; FTP
• Knowledge of and skills with Adobe Creative Suite and other electronic publishing and graphic tools;
• Knowledge of and skill with data management tools, such as Excel and Access
• Ability to configure and troubleshoot PC networking, hardware and software problems;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• Ability and willingness to work in a team and with a diverse spectrum of students, faculty and staff;
• Ability to take initiative and work independently;
• Good time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This is a 20-hour, 9-month appointment with full GA benefits, including tuition remission and the State of Maryland health benefits. Salary will be based on the School of Public Policy FY 17 Graduate Assistant Stipend Levels.

Posting Date: 06/29/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 07/20/2016
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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