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Digitization Services Specialist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
24439346 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $90,400 - $169,000

Position Information

Under the supervision of the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Library, the Digitization Services Specialist uses a range of scanning technologies and techniques to digitize a wide variety of library special and general collection materials. The position is also responsible for post-processing, quality control and digital asset management of content produced or received by the Digitization Services unit. Working closely with key library departments, this position collaborates on developing workflow processes, documentation and budgets for assigned projects. The Digitization Services Specialist also works with external digitization vendors and coordinates external scanning jobs.

This position additionally provides support, assistance and advice in the use of digitization equipment and software to faculty and staff; performs routine maintenance on various systems and equipment such as cameras, lighting systems, computers and digitization equipment; and trains and supervises student workers, as assigned. The position also participates in library standing committees, contributes to the development of new library programs, such as digital initiatives and digital scholarship services, and may also participate in writing grants and funding proposals. This position is designated as a Mandated Reporter and will be required to complete trainings and comply with CANRA.

**The budgeted hiring range for this position is $71,800 - $85,750.** The position may/may not have a hybrid schedule. All scheduling will be at the discretion of the supervisor and depend on the scheduled workload, departmental needs, library staffing requirements and employee coverage. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree in a related field. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Professional certification. Preferred


Experience Requirement
Every 1 year of formal education beyond the bachelor's degree may substitute for 1 year of work experience. Required
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must pass a background check. Required

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated effective writing skills.
Knowledge of most aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery.
Requires ability to assess campus, medical center or Office of the President needs for information technology products and design services to meet those needs.
Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.
Demonstrated advanced organization and project management skills.
Broad knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments.
Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
Requires effective communication and organization skills.
Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts.
Demonstrated competency in selecting and implementing project management methods and techniques.
Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress.
Skill in using a variety of image processing software applications, such as Adobe Photoshop or equivalent applications. Ability to capture, correct, crop, and enhance digital photographic images.
Ability to use a DSLR camera and knowledge of the configuration, operation and maintenance of scanning and image capture equipment.
Knowledge of digital imaging standards, digitization practices and technical requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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