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Web Administrators

Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Monitor systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and report security breaches to appropriate personnel.
    • Identify or document backup or recovery plans.
    • Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
    • Identify, standardize, and communicate levels of access and security.
    • Correct testing-identified problems, or recommend actions for their resolution.
    • Determine sources of Web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems.
    • Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
    • Implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
    • Collaborate with development teams to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues.
    • Test issues such as system integration, performance, and system security on a regular schedule or after any major program modifications.
    • Perform user testing or usage analyses to determine Web sites' effectiveness or usability.
    • Document application and Web site changes or change procedures.
    • Track, compile, and analyze Web site usage data.
    • Test backup or recovery plans regularly and resolve any problems.
    • Recommend Web site improvements, and develop budgets to support recommendations.
    • Install or configure Web server software or hardware to ensure that directory structure is well-defined, logical, and secure, and that files are named properly.
    • Review or update Web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.
    • Gather, analyze, or document user feedback to locate or resolve sources of problems.
    • Set up or maintain monitoring tools on Web servers or Web sites.
    • Administer internet or intranet infrastructure, including Web, file, and mail servers.
    • Monitor Web developments through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
    • Develop or document style guidelines for Web site content.
    • Develop Web site performance metrics.
    • Identify or address interoperability requirements.
    • Collaborate with Web developers to create and operate internal and external Web sites, or to manage projects, such as e-marketing campaigns.
    • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
    • Check and analyze operating system or application log files regularly to verify proper system performance.
    • Provide training or technical assistance in Web site implementation or use.
    • Evaluate testing routines or procedures for adequacy, sufficiency, and effectiveness.
    • Inform Web site users of problems, problem resolutions, or application changes and updates.
    • Document installation or configuration procedures to allow maintenance and repetition.
    • Develop testing routines and procedures.
    • Test new software packages for use in Web operations or other applications.
    • Develop and implement marketing plans for home pages, including print advertising or advertisement rotation.
    • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.


    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 85860/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 41.28/hr
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    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Persistence
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Adaptability/Flexibility


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    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    • Computer servers


    • Web platform development software
    • Operating system software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Development environment software
    • Application server software
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