Web Designer Journeyman (568003)

Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
DOES – 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20019
Position closes 07/03/2018

US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only

Short Description:

6-10 years of experience.  Designs and builds web pages using a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools.

Skills/Required Years of Experience:

6-10 yrs designing user interfaces and building webpages (Required 6 years)
6-10 yrs HTML, JavaScript and CSS experience (Required 6 years)
6-10 yrs experience/knowledge of web design conventions, user experience, and 508 web standards (Required 6 years)
6-10 yrs experience/knowledge of web optimization and best practices (Required 6 years)
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required 10 years)
Experience with Content Management Tools – Drupal/WordPress and PHP (Required 6 years)
Experience with Adobe Tools – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator (Required 6 years)
Experience developing Front End Design (Required 6 years)
Experience in creating static and animated designs (Required 5 years)
Experience integrating web analytics and social media (Highly desired 4 Years)
Experience leveraging social media to market events (Highly desired 6 Years)
Prior Experience at the Department of Employment Services (Required 1 year)

Complete Description:

1. Develop a modern, innovative, and user-friendly website for all OPFL stakeholders, including employees, employers, and health providers.  The website content will be categorized into the following sections:
•    About PFL
•    Employees
•    Employers
•    Health Providers
•    Contact Us
•    Community Corner
•    FAQs
•    Benefits Calculator

2.  Meet with Collaborative Communications Group to receive a cohesive selection of images, digital content, logos, and color schemes, etc. to purposefully brand the PFL program as a platform for the community.

3. Use a CMS web based application that uses a database to create, edit, and store HTML content in a manageable way. Content is created and edited on the web in an administration portion of the web application. The resulting content is then displayed to the viewers on the regular site (referred to as the Frontend). The CMS must support content contributors to be able to archive pages, in a system database, complete with its metadata attributes and its link designations.

4. Create visual designs (storyboards/prototypes, site concept and content layout) and information architecture (site structure/organization, navigation/find ability etc.).

5. Perform concept testing, observing and measuring user interaction on functional prototypes and existing products. Analyze results towards improving user experience.

6. Use key metrics of web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, to capture, analyze and produce reports on optimization demand of existing products.

7. Identify usability issues from both the user and expert viewpoints and recommend ways to address them in a cost effective manner

8. Support implementation of the user interface designs on various frameworks/platforms (e.g. .NET, SharePoint, Drupal).

9. Use the “We are DC: Style Guide” website design guidelines.

Responsibilities:
1. Designs and builds web pages using a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools.
2. Designs and develops user interface features, site animation, and special-effects elements.  Contributes to the design group’s efforts to enhance the look and feel of the organization’s online offerings.
3. Designs the website to support the organization’s strategies and goals relative to external communications.

Background check is required, if selected for the position.
There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.

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