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Web technicians

OaSIS code 22220.02

Web technicians set up and maintain Internet, extranet and intranet Web sites and Web server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance. Supervisors of web technicians are included in this occupation.

Overview

Also known as

  • Internet Web site technician
  • Web technician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Web-server hardware and software
  • Implement network traffic and security monitoring software, and optimize server performance
  • Control and monitor e-mail use, Web navigation, and installed software
  • Respond to requests for help and information from Web site visitors and Web site designers.

Additional information

  • Progression to computer programming, interactive media development, Web development or systems analysis is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (10022)
  • Computer systems developers and programmers (21230)
  • Web designers (21233)
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (21311)
  • User support technicians (22221)
  • Information systems testing technicians (22222)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2222 – Technical occupations in computer and information systems

Unit group

22220 – Computer network and web technicians

Occupational profile

22220.02 – Web technicians

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Electronic Maintenance
4 - High Level
Interacting with Computers
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Information technology departments in the private and public sectors

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Memorizing
4 - High Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Finger Dexterity
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Troubleshooting
5 - Highest Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Instructing
4 - High Level
Repairing
4 - High Level
Systems Analysis
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important