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Merced College in Merced, California
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Date Posted 06/30/2014
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 07/14/2014

Employment Opportunity

Range 21
Closing Date:
July 14, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
Beginning Date:
August, 2014 (approximate)



  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution AND
  • Two years’ experience providing support for online learning management systems or other educational technology solutions.
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience as a student, instructor or trainer in a distance education environment
  • Familiarity with a Strategic Academic Enterprise software package such as Colleague or Banner.
  •  Experience with HTML5 and .NET development
  • Knowledge of accessibility and usability standards, requirements and laws related to Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ADA.

General Description:

The Educational Technology Analyst supports student and faculty access to distance education Learning Management Systems and leads the development of online training and help resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform a wide variety of technical, production, support, and liaison functions pertaining to distance learning including online, hybrid, and other alternative delivery formats and schedules.
  • Evaluate, plan, install (when necessary), and test all new releases of the distance education software to assure a current and reliable system.
  • Designs, maintains, and updates online help and training content and other digital and print media related to distance learning.
  • Work directly with the Distance Education Committee to plan and coordinate implementation of new technology. Collaborate as the Information Technology representative.
  • Provide input to management for online Learning Management Systems software updates and maintenance requirements, as well as planned down times or outages.
  • Collaborate with the Distance Education Committee to establish policy guidelines to ensure compatibility and better service to District users of online education.
  • Provides planning and technical support for District installations, including the manual and automated upload of students, instructors, and course in the LMS.
  • Performs software installations and maintains building blocks required to support the distance education environment

Knowledge of:

  • Software applications on individual computers and the network.
  • SQL data extraction techniques and reporting.
  • Intellectual property licensing, copyright procedures and regulations.
  • Principles, techniques, and tools for effective and efficient troubleshooting and performance monitoring
  • Operating procedures of computer systems and related equipment.

Ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Write clear specifications, standards, and operating procedures.
  • Analyze data/telecommunication operating problems to determine causes of malfunctioning systems.
  • Read, interpret, and apply concepts found in complex technical publication manuals and other documents.
  • Perform a variety of technical tasks in the installation and troubleshooting of computer software applications and peripheral equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Meet project schedule and timelines.

How to ApplyAll applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
5. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.  Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k] 
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.


All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris Office of Human Resources
        Merced College 
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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