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


Web Administrator

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

Also Known As:Corporate Webmaster, Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Web Site Manager


Daily Tasks / Routine Activities

Web Administrators as part of their core roles and responsibilities execute the duties listed below

1. Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
2. Determine sources of web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems.
3. Review or update web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.
4. Monitor systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and report security breaches to appropriate personnel.
5. Implement web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
6. Administer internet/intranet infrastructure, including components such as web, file transfer protocol (FTP), news and mail servers.
7. Collaborate with development teams to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues.
8. Test backup or recovery plans regularly and resolve any problems.
9. Monitor web developments through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
10. Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
11. Develop web site performance metrics.
12. Recommend web site improvements, and develop budgets to support recommendations.

Key Knowlege Areas

To be a good Web Administrator, you should be knowlegable in these Areas listed below

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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.
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Top Skills

To be excellent in your role as a web adminstrator, it is important that you work to better the skills listed below as they are very essential to thrive in that role

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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