IT Senior Associate, Level 2 (Provisional)

New York, NY
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


I.T. Senior Associates perform highly complex professional work in technology-related disciplines. While areas of specialization vary, typically I.T. Senior Associates perform a range of work in development/programming, communications, technical support, or similar functions depending on the needs of the Information Technology area to which they report. Work tasks include diagnosing, evaluating, overseeing and resolving highly complex projects. They have wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment and may serve in lead roles on complex programs or projects, and/or serve as a direct supervisor of a unit or group.

I.T. Senior Associates should demonstrate mastery of one or more technology-related disciplines, decision-making ability in situations related to those disciplines, and be able to serve as a resource in these areas. They may contribute to decisions on I.T. policies and technical standards.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


IT Senior Associate




Guttman Community College is seeking an IT Senior Associate, Level 2, in the Office of Information Services. Reporting to the Associate Director of Information Systems, the IT Senior Associate will manage the infrastructure of the public-facing website for Guttman Community College. The IT Senior Associate will be responsible for the implementation and administration of a new WordPress system, as well as development of custom modules and functionality. This position serves as system administrator for the WordPress system, and as backup server administrator for web server infrastructure. The IT Senior Associate should demonstrate proven capability in developing and managing a content management system in an enterprise environment (WordPress preferred), as well as working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL.

Specifically, the IT Senior Associate, Level 2, will be responsible for the following:

  • Disaster recovery and business continuity for website and web infrastructure
  • Project management
  • Development and creation of custom themes in WordPress
  • PHP and Database development to support custom functionality
  • Management of high availability architecture
  • Network troubleshooting
  • WordPress module evaluation and development


  1. High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
  2. An equivalent of ten years of experience post-high school that can be met by one of the following: ten years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology related position; an Associate's degree plus eight years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus six years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position
  3. Demonstrated English Language proficiency
  4. A Motor Vehicle Driver's license, valid in New York State, may be required for some, but not all positions.

This title has three levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, To qualify for Levels 2 and 3, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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May 31, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Information Technology/Technical


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Guttman Community College

Job Title: IT Senior Associate, Level 2 (Provisional)

Job ID: 16690

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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