Previous experience in web design is also required

Had this ad been posted on April 1st it would have been a really funny joke. Posted late in the month it is more funny sad than funny ha ha. Sadly this is not made up but a real ad posted by a real law school. This could turn into the right opportunity for someone with a solid Drupal developer. Unfortunately for the law school in question it does not bode well.

As is the case in many shops this will be a one-person web shop. By itself this is not a bad deal. The challenge will be getting a good person. Unfortunately the advertisement suggests the organization understands very little about what to expect from this position. What is best about this advertisement is the line "[K]nowledge of a web programming language is required
(ColdFusion or Dreamweaver)."
Sigh. If the school is really lucky they'll get a good Drupaler to apply and come explain in easy to understand terms what the school needs.

Senior Web Developer - Law School

This position will design, test, and implement websites, including
designing databases, web-interfaces, and reports for the Law School. While the
Director will be kept abreast of all activities (for purpose of approval,
particularly informational and/or content issues) related to Web resources,
most of the technological and operational aspects of the sites will be the full
responsibility of this position.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology,
Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a closely
related field from an accredited university/college and one year of website and
database design experience is required. In lieu of a degree, an equivalent
combination of directly related education and/or experience will be considered;
however, college coursework in web design and structured programming is highly
desirable. In addition, knowledge of a web programming language is required
(ColdFusion or Dreamweaver). Previous experience in web design is also required.
Must have the ability to meet tight deadlines and have working knowledge of
relational database design and spreadsheets. Excellent interpersonal, written
and verbal communication skills are also required.


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All things considered this is not the worst ad for a web dev I have ever seen.

What kills me are the ones with a huge laundry list of requirements and acronyms which only require an Associate's Degree and have a salary of $25K.