Job Details

Southwestern College
  • Position Number: 2013702
  • Location: Chula Vista, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Webmaster and Web Developer

Southwestern College

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Institutional Technology

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under the direction of the Chief Information Systems Officer or designee, the Webmaster serves as the web strategist for Southwestern College's official web sites and Web applications; provides key oversight, content review, and editing of the pages associated with web sites custom web applications; updates and maintains content and information on multiple Southwestern College sites to ensure web content reflects institutional priorities and standards; consults, develops or implements, and provides support for web applications in support of College programs and events; works independently, or as a team member, to accomplish tasks and projects in an expeditious manner.

1. Work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external customers to develop and execute strategies to enhance the District's web presence and convey an image that is community oriented, inviting, and progressive.
2. Works as a member of the web programming team to collaboratively develop and implement custom applications as needed.
3. Maintain currency of website content; perform regular reviews of websites to ensure content accuracy, timeliness and relevance; test website accessibility and functionality from a variety of environments (server and browser); create enhancements and make modifications to maintain currency of best practices in web site and web application design.
4. Provide live, group or individual, training sessions for College website content editors and approvers; guide clients in optimizing content and design look and feel of web pages.
5. Work with other technical staff to install, upgrade, and configure web servers for optimized response to user requests.
6. Monitor traffic on websites; measure and provide statistics as requested for management reporting; continuously evaluate methods to increase traffic.
7. Maintain up-to-date, complete, and reliable documentation including written documentation on job procedures and practices; troubleshoot and resolve technical problems, and document corrective action.
8. Coordinate project activities related to software acquisition, development and implementation as assigned.
9. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles of Internet operations and functionality; principles of Project Management; web development practices and principles; generally applicable Web programming languages; experience with contemporary web tool search engine optimizers (SEO), RSS technology, web statistics analytics and content management systems; current web design software applications, web usability standards and best practices; advanced online research techniques; principles of time management; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; principles of interviewing, writing, editing and proofreading; interpersonal skills, using tact, patience and courtesy.

ABILITY TO: Apply knowledge of back and front end programming languages as appropriate; create website documents that are visually appealing and communicate the Districts brand; create, compose, and edit written materials; apply excellent English writing skills in a conversational, persuasive, and engaging style that attracts readers; convey messages that are direct, to the point, fun, confident, energetic and specific to the Districts goals; create and deliver effective technical presentations to non-technical audiences using developed public speaking skills; assist users in understanding and applying techniques of online communication; exchange ideas, information, and opinions with individuals and groups in a variety of forums. Develop collaborative partnerships on-line and off-line; effectively manage multiple projects and prioritize to meet established timelines; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse populations of community college students; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: A Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or other related field
Three (3) years of recent experience that includes extensive web development and content management using current tools and applying current website programming languages OR a minimum of five (5) years of experience related to web design and development.

Must have extensive experience conducting online research and developing and managing web sites. Additional recent and directly related experience may substitute for some education.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
Training related to web design and development is highly desirable.

Experience with JavaScript and PHP programming and ServiceNow development are highly desirable.

Range 40, Steps 1-6, $6,807.22-$8,612.81. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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