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Library Systems Technician

Library - System Division (230104)

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Job Type: Temporary Assignment or Contract

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: December 12, 2013

Closing Date: January 05, 2014

Union affiliation: PIPSC

Job Reports To: Senior Systems Analyst

Salary (Grade: 07)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Provides support for the mission critical systems (Catalogue and Web servers) in the Library Network to deliver traditional and electronic information resources to the university community in support of learning, teaching and research.
Assists in the development and documentation of custom programs and scripts.
Provides computer operations support and technical assistance for PCs throughout the Library.
Liaises with Library staff, Communications and Computing Services, (University of Ottawa) and with external system vendors

Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of computerized systems usually acquired through post-secondary education or equivalent experience
Knowledge and experience related to development in JSP, PHP, PERL, Java, and Javascript
Knowledge of general functioning of a library’s operations
Experience providing technical support and working in a client-oriented environment

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

Other competencies:

Ability to analyse and diagnose problems and to provide clear, appropriate solutions
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a multi-platform, dynamic systems environment
Bilingualism – French and English (oral and written)


Temporary assignment or contract until the end of May 2014, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring.

Applications from employees holding regular positions part of the bargaining unit PIPSC will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place.
To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Don’t forget to add them to your resume.

We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration.

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