Web Development

Career Ladder

Purpose
The IT WD career ladder provides for long-term employment and job growth for technical professionals.

Application of The Policy
This policy applies to technical professionals within IT - Web Development. It does not apply to part-time employees, salaried staff or non-technical professionals.

As technical professionals progress along these career ladders, they move from simple technical tasks to more complex, from narrow program responsibility to wide system responsibility, from support of a single office or group to support of several departments or groups. Junior level members of these families assist and participate in the daily efforts of WD, while more senior level members take on more initiative and responsibility by directing, overseeing, leading and facilitating the efforts of WD team members as well as user-group members.

In addition to increasing levels of supervisory and system responsibility, members of these families also grow in terms of technical and business knowledge and expertise.

Its important to note that these career ladders only provide the framework for potential career advancement. There are no guarantees or promises implied by this document. There is no provision for "automatic" promotion based on tenure or performance. The document does give WD staff members "something to shoot for", a possible future, an outline for potential career growth. It does not define promotion in terms of expected or promised "steps".

Families

The IT-WD technical-track career ladder includes the Applications Programmer job family and the Web Developer job family.

Applications Programmer Family
The Applications Programmer family supports the core business computing systems by participating in the needs analysis, specification, acquisition, design, development and maintenance of application software and associated hardware. They report to the Associate Director or Manager, WD. The Applications Programmer family includes a progression of five steps from entry level (Applications Programmer I) to the most senior level (Project Leader II). New members to the Applications Programmer family will be hired into levels that are commensurate with their experience and educational background. Incumbents can progress to higher levels as their responsibilities, on-the-job experience and skill levels increase over time.

Web Developer Family
The Web Developer family supports campus business processes by participating in the needs analysis, specification, acquisition, design, development and maintenance of Web-based information services. They report to the Associate Director or Manager, WD. The Web Developer family includes a progression of five steps from entry level (Web Developer I) to the most senior level (Project Leader II). New members to the Web Developer family will be hired into levels that are commensurate with their experience and educational background. Incumbents can progress to higher levels as their responsibilities, on-the-job experience and skill levels increase over time.