7.0054 Documentation Specialist Position Open (1/90)

Sun, 13 Jun 1993 16:36:33 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0054. Sunday, 13 Jun 1993.

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1993 15:15:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jan Eveleth <eveleth@nwnet.net>
Subject: NorthWestNet Position Opening, Documentation Specialist

NorthWestNet and Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, Inc. (NWACC)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Title: Educational Documentation Specialist
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location: Bellevue, WA
Date Available: August 1, 1993 or as soon thereafter as possible

The Organization
NorthWestNet is a regional component of the National Science
Foundation Network (NSFNET) and the worldwide Internet serving
universities, colleges, elementary and secondary educational
institutions, libraries, government agencies, not-for-profit
organizations, and industry in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
North Dakota, Oregon, and Washington.

The Position
The education documentation specialist will maintain, update, and
enhance in electronic and paper formats "The Internet Passport,"
NorthWestNet's 500+ page Internet user's manual and resource guide,
and will be responsible for reports, services, and production tasks
associated with the delivery of this document. This position reports
to the Director of User Services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
o Regularly monitors existing and newly introduced Internet
applications, services, and resources. Analyzes, evaluates, and
authors documentation on these applications, services, and resources.
Maintains and updates this documentation. Does in-depth investigation
of Internet use specific to targeted audiences (e.g., K-12,
supercomputing, health services, libraries) and prepares "modules" for
these program areas.

o Implements the production schedule for "The Internet Passport"
including meeting deadlines for drafts, edits, reviews, formatting,
publishing, and distribution.

o Coordinates efforts to present user's guide material in
electronic formats including information services, such as WAIS
and Gopher, and an FTP server.

o The qualified applicant will be an active user of the Internet and
have a working familiarity with a wide variety of Internet services.
Must be fully conversant with e-mail, FTP, and Telnet and work easily
with electronic texts in a wide variety of formats including text-only,
MS Word, and PostScript. Intimate knowledge of the "folkways" and
etiquette of the Internet community and its various services is required.

o Must have highly developed, creative writing skills and be able to
express technical details in engaging, easy to understand prose.

o Needs to be familiar with editing and publishing processes for both paper
and electronic copies and be committed to highly coordinated,
collaborative teamwork processes.

o A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree in a liberal arts
discipline preferred.

The complete position description may be retrieved via anonymous FTP as

FTP host: ftp.nwnet.net
directory: staff
filename: eddoc.spec.pd

Your correspondence, including a cover letter, resume, and a list of
three references, should be sent to:

Jan Eveleth, Director of User Services
15400 SE 30th Place, Suite 202
Bellevue, WA 98007

Review of applications will commence July 1, 1993, and will continue until
the position is filled.