138  ·  Representative Documents:  Job Descriptions of OSS Contributors
Digital Initiatives Programmer 1
Position Description Questionnaire
Rev. 2/1/13
Consult with supervisor and department members to identify and recommend optimal technologies,
techniques, and strategies for successful project completion.
Consult with end users, other library programmers and technologists, OIT technologists, and UTK
Libraries' faculty and staff concerning user needs, usability requirements, campus computer security
requirements, and integration of new programs and services with existing library and university
computer systems and services.
Participate with other members of the department on regular on call rotations.
Actively research and evaluate new technologies for the improvement of the digital library program
and make recommendations for future information technology development projects.
Provide programming support and guidance for the digital library program and Technical Services
metadata creators.
What types of decisions does this position make?
Performs daily work tasks with minimal supervision.
Determines and recommends the best computer programming languages, practices and techniques,
computer hardware and software, and other technology as needed to meet the needs of specific
assigned tasks and projects.
What types of decisions are referred to others?
Decisions to change project goals and priorities.
Decisions involving additional funding for projects and technology beyond what has already been
How are decisions implemented?
By the application of education, knowledge, experience, and professional judgment.
What types of supervisory responsibility does this position exercise?
Hiring, disciplining, supervising, granting increases (Explain)*
Effective recommendations in hiring, etc. (Explain)*
Providing work direction to a group of employees (Explain)*
Assisting others by providing guidance (Explain)*
Little or no supervisory responsibility
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