[Libs-Or] Re-posting of Sage Library Systems Specialist position

Beth Longwell blongwel at eou.edu
Thu Jul 20 11:14:48 PDT 2017


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Sage Library Systems Specialist

Job Opportunity

*Deadline: Open until filled with first review August 7, 2017 *

Do you enjoy solving technical problems, providing software support, and
working to improve systems and processes in a Linux-based, multi-server
environment? If you do, we are looking for a new Library Systems Specialist
in the Sage Library System. Our library system provides a vital role in
supporting 80 libraries throughout 15 counties of Eastern Oregon. We are
looking for someone with a passion for libraries, helping people, and
providing great technical support.

In this role you will assist in providing software support for Sage’s
installation of the open source integrated library software Evergreen. The
individual hired will also assist in maintaining Sage’s Drupal web site and
work with member library staff in regards to training and software needs.
The position will grow to include performance tuning of the PostgreSQL
database, data backup, installation of new software releases, recovery from
system failures, and customization of the Evergreen software once
sufficient training and experience are achieved.

This position requires frequent coordination with the Sage Systems Manager
to prioritize outstanding problems, designate who will be taking the lead,
and possibly discuss alternatives and approaches.  An internal help desk
ticketing system will aid in this process. Documentation of actions taken
or solutions implemented will be necessary also.

The skillset required to effectively carry out these duties includes:

·         Familiarity with the database structure of an ILS, preferably

·         Systems analysis skills, including an understanding of virtual
networked servers, server load distribution, and trouble-shooting ability
in a client/server environment

·         Knowledge of computer networks and servers, software platforms
and standards used by the Evergreen open source integrated library system,
including Linux, PostgreSQL, Perl, Java

·         Time management skills, project management, and planning ability.
Ability to work well independently and in a team environment

·         Technical writing ability, ability to clearly document software

·         Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

The work location for this position is negotiable within the Sage member
library region. Some examples are Hood River, Milton-Freewater, and Baker
City. Working from home is also possible after adequate training takes
place.  The salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 annually depending on
qualifications. Baker County Library District serves as the Sage Library
System fiscal agent and would be the employer of the successful candidate.
Baker County is an equal opportunity employer offering medical and dental
benefits and PERS retirement. Continuing education opportunities are
available and a staff computer is provided.

Interested candidates should provide a resume, cover letter and responses
to the supplementary questions listed below. A more detailed job
description can be found at https://sagelib.org/node/520 . Applicant
materials should be emailed to the Sage Systems Manager, Beth Longwell, at
blongwel at eou.edu.

*Supplementary Questions*:

   1. Describe the coursework and/or experience you've had with
   library-related technologies
   2. What experience do you have working in a Linux environment?
   3. Describe a situation where you've had to deal with a technical
   problem and how you resolved it
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