ILS System Administrator


 Maintain, modify, and troubleshoot several locally-installed Koha ILS applications

* Diagnose software problems at the code layer

* Integrate Commercially-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications with open development applications

* Infuse new technology into existing products

* Troubleshoot IT problems relating to ILS hardware and networking

* Knowledge of all MARC record formats (bibliographic, holding and authority)

* Data scripting to convert ASCII-delimited personnel files into Koha patron record format

* Support and administer web applications, sites, and servers

* Administer the Koha ILS application using system administration and system preferences

* Provide technical assistance to library staff users

* Provide technical assistance to library collection researchers

* Import digital objects using Dublin Core metadata

* Create thumbnail images of digital objects during import

* Assist in the development of technical documentation, including user manuals, software release notes, and quick tips & tricks,

* Upgrade application with new feature releases and bug fix point releases

* Create and maintain technical documentation for upgrade processes, upgrade scripts, backup processes (logical data and full system), and network access

* Develop technical specifications for application feature enhancement working with library staff 

* Evaluate, install, and test software upgrades

* Archive and retrieve system data

* Provide informal system training and demonstration to users or potential users of the Koha ILS

* Maintain the discovery layers of the Koha application and the digital object repository

* Set up and administer user accounts

* Participate in user group meetings; provide briefings on new releases of software

* Provide activity status

* Proactively attempt to improve the quality of the Koha ILS

* Convert MARC bibliographic data into Dublin Core format and vice versa

**Qualifications and Education Requirements**

Education - A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or a related field; or
any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master's Degree in related field may be substituted for experience.

Qualifications - 5 years of experience as an ILS Systems Administrator and any
combination of the following: 2 years of experience with Linux or Debian
Systems Administration; 2 years of experience with MySQL; 1 year of experience
using XSLT or JQuery; 2 years of experience in Koha Systems Administration; 2
years of experience with and practical application of, network engineering
principles; 1 year of experience making recommendations to improve quality of
tools and processes in an information center or library.

**Preferred Skills **

* Koha ILS System Administrator experience

* Ability to prepare quality technical and user documentation

* Proven problem solving, organizational and communication skills and be able to participate in presentation and proposal activity

* Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, and with cross-organizational teams

* Ability to maintain focus on tasks and deliver within schedule

* Must be a team player

* Poly level TS SCI clearance

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