[Athen] FW: ATPC Job Opportunity

Sean Keegan skeegan at htctu.net
Thu Jan 24 11:47:31 PST 2008

Must be something in the water these days with all these job postings. More
information below regarding a position at the Alternate Text Production
Center for the California Community Colleges.

Take care,


To review and learn more about ATPC's Technology Support Specialist
position, visit the web posting at


Please give this your widest distribution.

Thank you

Michael J. Bastine
Director, Alternate Text Production Center
(805) 654-6396

Posting Number 0600391

Official Title Alternate Text Production Center Technology Support

Position: Full Time

Percent Position: 100

Months 12

Hourly Salary Range:

Hourly Starting Salary:

Job Category Classified

Brief Description: Under the direction of the Director, Alternate Text
Production Center (ATPC), perform a variety of technical database processing
utilizing mainframe/networked databases; maintain detailed ATPC production
and financial transactions using a variety of software tools; input,
evaluate, and reconcile database discrepancies; and produce sophisticated
webpage presentations, data production analysis and financial status

Job Duties: Debug and run programs, create and format detailed
documents, reports, spreadsheets, and data files using Microsoft Office and
other applications; serve as database specialist for the ATPC. E

Develop new databases and spreadsheets to automate and capture production
efforts and fiscal transactions. E

Generate automated production estimates and manipulate invoice files from a
variety of international service vendors; process production and invoice
payment files using off-the-shelf financial software to document and track
real time expenditures to include fee-for-service production revenues. E

Download and install the latest software releases; derive, analyze and
extract information from enterprise-class databases for the purpose of
web-based production reports. E

Update and revise reports and records using Microsoft Office applications
and other off-the-shelf software programs for the ATPC. E

Prepare and transmit electronic and written correspondence, verifying
production and financial status; respond to requests involving budget
information and verification of production status and records. E

Maintain production records and files, prepare statistical and other
reports; maintain various financial or statistical records requiring a
working knowledge of accounting principles and practices. E

Verify, balance and adjust accounts; reconcile expenditures and income
accounts; prepare and enter accounting information into district resources;
review journal accounts; verify budget balances; and support corrective
accounting actions. E

Load and update software releases of software licensed to the ATPC. E

Coordinate and update security access and backup provisions for financial
software and database information. E

Monitor the ATPC listserves for customer feedback and program defects. E

Troubleshoot and report software problems to the Director, Alternate Text
Production Center. E

Provide technical training and guidance to others as assigned by the
Director. E

Update Website, presentation displays, brochures and other outreach
information; assist in the development of electronic and hardcopy forms as
needed. E

Perform related duties as required.

E=Essential Duty

Minimum Qualifications Any combination equivalent to two years of college
coursework, including coursework in computer information systems, and two
years experience as a database specialist in relational and non-relational
database environments interfacing with enterprise-class databases via Open
Database Connectivity (ODBC).

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and/or experience with Banner

General software program development knowledge and/or experience.

Licenses or other Requirements: Na

Knowledge Of: IBM PC operating systems using enterprise-class database
Computer applications running on IBM compatible equipment including database
management systems, word processors, spreadsheets, and other types of
computer software
Computer local area network (LAN) concepts, tools and techniques
Principles of operation of various computers and data processing equipment
Hard disk file maintenance practices and procedures
Relational database management and concepts
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Oral and written communications skills
Technical aspects of field of specialty
MS Office products
Accounting principles and practices

Ability To: Operate and configure IBM compatible PC, network, enterprise
class software services and ancillary equipment
Independently resolve routine computer programming problems independently
Detect database and program execution errors
Prepare Statistical charts and spreadsheets
Maintain production and financial records and prepare reports
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with
Utilize various software applications including MS Access, MS Excel, and
off-the-shelf accounting software, etc.
Learn quickly to perform assigned specialized duties, independently and with
little direction
Analyze and report on data from an enterprise-class database environment
Interpret rules, regulations and policies regarding assigned area
Understand and follow oral and written direction
Write clear and concise documentation
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Plan and organize work
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Meet schedules and timelines
Communicate with technical support
Train and assist others with computer applications use

Physical Abilities Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer
and office equipment
Seeing to observe the computer monitor, to proofread documents, and to sort
and file documents
Reaching to maintain and retrieve files
Hearing and speaking to exchange information on the telephone or in person
Sitting for extended periods of time

Requested Start Date: TBD

Work Week/Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This 12 month, 100% position will be at Ventura College
The closing date for this position has been extended.

Closing Date 02-11-2008

Required Applicant Documents

In completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if
required), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes,
seminars, workshops) and experience. Application materials will be screened
by a committee of subject matter experts, who will recommend candidates for
participation in the oral examination process. Appearance before the oral
examination board will be limited to the candidates with the highest written
and/or screening scores.
Upon completion of the examination, the open / promotional eligibility list
will be compiled by combining the screening score, oral score, and
applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be
ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification
will be made from the highest three ranks of the open / promotional
eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill the current
vacancies up to one year from the date of the oral examination.
The candidate selected will be recommended by the Chancellor to the
Governing Board for final approval.
All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for
promotion shall be probationary for a period of six months.
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the
selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District
Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated
on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should
document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of
accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

Salary Range: $3,369.00 - $4,654.00

Special Instructions to Applicants EXAMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
Screening Examination, Weighted 40%
Oral Examination, Weighted 60%

In completing the application and supplemental questionnaire (if required),
outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars,
workshops) and experience. This information will be evaluated and scored to
determine those candidates who will participate in the oral examination.

Supplemental Questions:
The following questions will be asked of all applicants.

Starting Salary:
New employees may request salary placement above step one based on directly
related experience which exceeds the minimum qualifications for the
classification. Advanced salary placement must be requested at the time of
offer and is subject to verification of qualifying experience and applicable
Collective Bargaining Agreements and/or Personnel Commission Rules.
$3,369.00 - $3,756.00

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