Web Administrator Career

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


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Web Administrator Career

What Web Administrators do:

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

What work activities are most important?

Importance Activities

Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

Developing Objectives and Strategies - Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others - Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

Developing and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

Performing Administrative Activities - Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

Monitoring and Controlling Resources - Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information - Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

Selling or Influencing Others - Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.

Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment - Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

Holland Code Chart for a Web Administrator

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