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:

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Holland Code Chart for a Web Administrator