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Working at Lewis & Clark
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped
grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
About the Position
The Digital and Data Science Specialist performs advanced technical
and creative work essential to college data science curriculum,
library digital services, and library systems. The Specialist
configures and administers data science servers and applications
and helps create and maintain documentation for end users. The
Specialist works to support Data Science curriculum by developing
workshops and assisting faculty members with technical aspects of
assignments and labs. The Specialist also helps support general
library systems and digital initiatives projects, ranging from web
development to configuration and customization of content
management software like Omeka and Wordpress. The Specialist
participates in library committees and related activities as
This position is funded by the Data Science SEM initiative.
Continuation of employment at 1.0 FTE is dependent on the
continuation of funding received to support this position.
This position is represented by the Lewis & Clark College
Support Staff Association Local 4912 of the American Federation of
The current LCCSSA Bargaining Agreement can be found here: https://www.lclark.edu/unions/lccssa
Review of applications will begin August 2nd.
What You'll Do
- Cover Letter
- Diversity Statement
- Support technical infrastructure
for Data Science activities (50%)
Communication / Documentation / User Support
- Provide system administration for unix/linux servers, including
those providing high performance computing and data science
functions. Duties include user creation, software installation, and
- Perform periodic update and maintenance on servers.
- Provide systems support for Watzek Library in coordination with
the Head of Digital Services.
- Perform systems-related tasks to support library systems
infrastructure. This could include writing custom web scripts for
the library discovery layer or web site, managing archival software
and backups, and custom scripting for staff-side interfaces to
Project Development / Management (20%)
- Assist users with applications.
- Write documentation for end users.
- Support Data Science activities through workshop development,
and assignment collaboration.
- Identify opportunities to enhance data science adoption across
disciplines, and develop content/programming. This could include
working with faculty members to develop assignments, creating
notebooks in programming languages such as R or Python.
Supervising and Training (5%)
- Independently manage assigned projects to meet deadlines and
- Negotiate project parameters with colleagues and stakeholders.
In some cases lead task force charged with a digital project.
- Work with stakeholders both in and out of Watzek Library to
develop digital initiatives projects. Could include Omeka or
Wordpress sites for class projects, online exhibits to support
Special Collections, or custom web presences for faculty research
or courses. These projects will be divided among the (D(D)SS) and
Head of Digital Initiatives.
- Supervise daily activities of students and train students to
support Data Science activities.
Nice to Haves
- Bachelor's degree.
- 1 year of experience in job-related activities (can include
- Programming experience
- 3 years of job related experience.
- 2 years experience with scripting languages
- 2 years experience with systems administration
- Library systems management experience
- Competence with Git/Github
Directions for Cover Letter
- LCCSSA Grade 16 ($27.73/hr)
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy
with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and
admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local
laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and
disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries
may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department
regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday
prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.