Digital Design Developer (Web Developer)

Broward County Board of County Commissioners - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Full-time
REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Digital Design Developer (Web Developer) in the Office of Public Communications.

Broward County Office of Public Communications is a fast-paced, creative environment that develops public employee print, digital and multi-media communications to promote awareness of County programs and services. Position performs advanced technical work developing and designing digital communications for County agencies across the enterprise.

Work requires familiarity with website development technologies including Cascading Style Sheet (CSS3), HTML5, JQuery and JavaScript, creative design skills, and knowledge of digital development environments.
Must be current on new and emerging technologies to help design and maintain the County's responsive internet and intranet web sites, including development of interactive widgets and web components, web-based animations, digital forms and e-newsletters.
Position provides guidance and technical support to agencies across the enterprise on best practices for Web design, including adherence to the County's branding standards and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Certification and/or previous experience with current web development technologies is preferred (e.g.. JSON, AJAX, Bootstrap).
Written communications skills including writing website content and/or creating website wire frames is a plus.
Position may act as a lead worker supervising other professional or technical staff. Work may require extended shifts in a stressful environment during activations of the Broward County Emergency Operations Center.

General Description
This is advanced technical work developing, designing, executing and maintaining creative digital communications across the enterprise resulting in enhanced digital government presence, appearance and functionality.
Position may act as a lead worker supervising other professional or technical staff.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a two (2) year degree from an accredited trade, technical or vocational school, college or university in digital design, website development, computer science or closely related field. (Or any equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.)

Requires four (4) years of experience developing and publishing digital designs and websites utilizing current technology platforms, including four (4) years of relevant project management experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
None

Preferences:
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in website development, computer science, public administration or related field.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 or higher Developer Certification from an accredited institution.
Certifications in current web development technologies (e.g.. JQuery, JavaScript, JSON and/or AJAX) from an accredited institution.
One (1) year experience with Sharepoint Publishing sites, including customization master page and page layout development experience.
One (1) year experience creating website wire frames and/or utilizing search engine optimization techniques and digital analytics to enhance website performance.
Two (2) years experience in Adobe Creative Cloud.
One (1) year experience writing website content and/or e-marketing, including e-newsletters and social media.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Develop, design and maintain the County's responsive internet and intranet Web sites and other responsive design digital communications tools using advanced web technologies including interactive widgets and web components, web-based animations, digital forms and enewsletters.

Create and enhance website master pages and page layouts, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript files, APIs and custom web parts.

Read, write, review, test and troubleshoot code across multiple browsers and devices for accessibility, performance, best practices and search engine optimization. Ensure code written does not compromise usability of existing sites and applications.

Collaborate with information technology staff on enterprise-wide Web solutions and large-scale information technology projects, such as Web site upgrades and conversions.

Meet with agency clients to gain understanding of their digital communications projects, business requirements and needs, and recommend best practice digital development and design solutions.

Provide technical support to agencies across the enterprise on best practices for Web design, including adherence to the County's branding standards and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.

Assure quality of County's Web site appearance and performance.

Stay current on new and emerging technology trends that impact digital design and development.

Perform related work as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Dependent upon area of assignment.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Dependent upon area of assignment.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.