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Computer Operator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Must be a current University of Utah student enrolled in 6 undergraduate credit hours or 5 graduate credit hours for the fall and spring semesters.* For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists.

Announcement

Details

Open Date 09/11/2017
Requisition Number PRN07277N
Job Title Computer Operator
Working Title Metadata Technician
Job Grade B
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 19
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 9.78
Close Date <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime.
Job Summary

If you have a keen eye for detail and an interest in history, research, and genealogy, you may be just the person to help us develop a regional vocabulary for personal and corporate names. The Marriott Library, in partnership with several other regional institutions will be developing a service to help us describe digital items more consistently and accurately. Your job will be to review lists of names and identify anything that is missing or incorrect, using a variety of sources such as obituary information and the Library of Congress Name Authorities. Basic data entry will also be required, as you enhance our site with updated information, and help us keep track of improvements. You don’t need a background in a technical field; if you think this job is a good fit for you, please apply no matter what your major or prior work experience might be. You will be working independently much of the time, so you will need to be comfortable analyzing complex information, making decisions, and working with (or learning to use) software such as Excel, Google Sheets, Open Refine, and delimited text files.

This is a temporary, six-month position.

Responsibilities

The metadata assistant is responsible for auditing and quality assurance for digital collections information. Working with a metadata librarian, the person in this position will document areas for improvement in the personal and corporate names represented in digital library collections by reviewing collections information and existing names and recommending changes.

The metadata assistant may also assist in analyzing, describing and entering data for the names used in digital collections by recording statistics for names that are updated or revised; and performs other projects as they arise, such as updating existing digital collections.

The ability to identify the subject of photographs and textual documents, to assign appropriate subject headings and keywords, and to identify authors and titles. The ability to use the internet and other reference resources to discover accurate and relevant information about digitized objects. The ability to summarize the textual content of a written document in a digital collection.

Performs targeted metadata clean-up tasks by enhancing or correcting information in digital collections and the library catalog. The ability to perform repetitive tasks like searching, copying and pasting information efficiently and accurately.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of computer operations experience or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Previous customer service experience is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

The ability to perform detailed and often repetitive work on a computer. Experience using a computer and Windows software; and willingness and ability to learn and use new software as required. English language skills (grammar, spelling, written and oral) a must. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within the Department and the Library. Knowledge of and interest in the history of the western United States, especially Utah, is preferred. Knowledge of, or experience with, metadata cataloging or previous experience working in an academic library are also desirable. This position requires a person who is well-organized and can keep track of multiple assignments in a professional library environment.

Special Instructions Summary

Must be a current University of Utah student enrolled in 6 undergraduate credit hours or 5 graduate credit hours for the fall and spring semesters.

For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists.

Additional Information


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.


This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many months/years of computer operations related work experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than 6 months
    • 6 months or more, but less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 years or more
  2. * How many months/years of customer service experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than 6 months
    • More than 6 months but less than 1 year
    • More than 1 year but less than 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. Are you a current University of Utah student?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission