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Web Content Developer - (Merritt) **INTERNAL POSTING**
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 06/02/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary Salary Range: $5,031 - $6,263/month, Hiring Range: $5,031 - $5,683/month -  
Employment Type 40 hours/wk, 12-mont
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 19.721% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf. For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.com www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/pubs/member/your-benefits-your-future-school-benefits.pdf. .  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation 
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Job Title

Web Content Developer - (Merritt) **INTERNAL POSTING**

Time Base

40 hours/wk, 12-months/year


Salary Range: $5,031 - $6,263/month, Hiring Range: $5,031 - $5,683/month

Position Type



Instructional-VP (651)

Job Description Summary

This vacancy is open ONLY to current regular and hourly employees who are members of SEIU Local 1021. Per new Article 8.7 of the Local 1021 hourly contract, this job is being posted for ten (10) working days.

Under direction of the President, and working collaboratively with the Public Information Officer, the Web Content Developer is responsible for writing, editing, developing and maintaining information on the Berkeley City College website. This position coordinates with graphic artists, district and college department and Information Technology personnel to oversee the accuracy and quality of the web pages on the website.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Assists with the management of college websites and development of college websites to support a number of initiatives including marketing and communications, student recruitment, customer/administrative services, curriculum, distance education, moodle, as well as other web-based information provisions

• Researches, writes, edits, posts and implements content information for use on college internet and intranet sites

• Coordinates with graphic artists and others to prepare web pages and templates for use by college departments, programs and administration

• Confers with users for content and maintain currency on web technologies for possible inclusion into the website

• Posts material to the college mainframe; provides links to web sites; works with District and college computer networks; and coordinates procedures with Information Technology Services personnel

• Updates information and appropriate links on the college websites and keep current with related resources and search engines

• Scans photographs and other graphic elements to accompany text for websites or in printed publications

• Ensures that college websites are stable, well-designed, effective to use and keep up to date, has a consistent look and feel, is properly maintained, and identifies ways to improve the usability of college sites

• Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Associate’s Degree from an accredited college in journalism, marketing, information technology or a related field and two (2) years experience in internet development, website design, HTML, marketing, communications, technology, or publications with an emphasis on using technology and writing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

2. Experience developing and implementing webpages, particularly those with interactive and multimedia components.

3. Ability to communicate technical concepts in plain language and collaborate with staff whose expertise lies in other areas.

4. Knowledge of HTML, Java, Javascript, ActiveX, Shockwave, Dream Weaver, Fire Works, Director and Shell scripting, as well as multimedia development tools, applications and production process are essential.

5. Expertise in standard software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products and hands-on experience in multi-platform environments.

6. Knowledge of web design, development and implementation.

7. Knowledge of methods and techniques of public relations, technical, news writing, marketing and advertising copy.

8. Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar and spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

9. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

10. Ability to evaluate, install and use software for programs for writing, editing and compiling scripts.

11. Ability to create, maintain and update internal and external webpages, sites and online forms.

12. Ability to operate computer equipment and other associated equipment, such as a scanner, digital and standard camera and other computer-related equipment.

13. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, marketing, information technology or a related field.

Environmental Demands

• Occasional work performed alone
• Constant work around and with people

Other Requirements

• flexibility or ability to respond to multiple demands

• occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs
• occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
• occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.
• occasional twisting of body
• occasional use of manual dexterity
• occasional use of tactile acuity
• occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color
• frequent work at a rapid pace
• frequent reaching, high, low, and level
• frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
• frequent visual acuity for reading
• constant sitting
• constant use of clear oral communication

Tools & Equipment Used

• Personal computer
• Facsimile machine
• Copier
• Printer
• Other standard office equipment

Application Deadline Date

June 15, 2020

Open Date

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