- Act as “technical” liaison for all web site applications with vendors, technical support and external developers.
Now, as far as the website itself goes I am the only person that runs it. I make changes, updates, add new pages, write the code etc. If we need new software I make recommendations, research vendors, and purchase the product. If something fails I either fix it or call in second level support. However when it comes to more in-depth problems such as web server, database or development issues I have to pass these along to someone with more knowledge. The boss here has penned in a change on my job description so that it now reads:
- Act as “NON-technical” liaison for all web site applications with vendors, technical support and external developers.
I also noticed that on another line where it said:
- Develop & maintain a functional, operational and "technical" expertise to administer the town's web site to provide information on town departments, services, databases and forms, community organizations, boards and commissions.
He crossed out the word Technical, so it now just reads:
- Develop & maintain a functional, "operational expertise" to administer the town's web site to provide information on town departments, services, databases and forms, community organizations, boards and commissions.
He has effectively removed the word “technical” from my entire job description. I'm not sure that I agree with this. I still feel that I at least contribute some sort of technical knowledge even if it’s not from the perspective of a DBA or Programmer. Supposedly these job descriptions are supposed to reflect only what you need to know in order to perform the job. Is it me? Am I just being bias? I really thought that I had some technical knowledge. Maybe I don't?
Please help me get some perspective.