Full Job Description
Position Overview, Position Duties and Responsibilities
The United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, is now accepting applications for a Web Developer. Consideration will only be given to those who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and submit a cover letter and resume. To apply, please see “Notice to Applicants” listed below.
This position is located within the Information Technology Department in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Clerk's Office in Chicago, Illinois and reports directly to the Systems Supervisor – Applications and Audio-Visual. The Web Developer will be responsible for professional work related to designing and modifying applications for Probation, Pretrial Services and the District Court.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for Drupal development for front-end /back-end development and theming. Uses a combination of programming skills (PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, etc.) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on).
Responsible for the management and security of Probation, Pretrial Services, and District Court’s Microsoft IIS web servers.
Manages and participates in the maintenance, security auditing, and application development of the Probation, Pretrial Services, and District Court’s Internet and Intranet Web sites. Verifies that all content and links are current and ensures consistency among pages.
Participate in Web Server maintenance activities to ensure daily operation of Windows Server based systems.
Responds to requests by staff requiring assistance in resolving routine server and desktop software or hardware problems, referring complex problems to the Systems Supervisor – Applications and Audio-Visual.
Develops and monitors the Time and Attendance System and solves any problems that arise.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
The ideal candidate is goal-oriented, independent, and has the ability to handle interruptions while fluidly switching between several projects. In addition, the candidate must have:
Three plus years of experience in web site design and application development.
Is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Windows Servers.
Familiarity with Git, Jenkins, Jira, Agile Development Methodologies, Java (or) .NET, MVC.
Experience developing web solutions in Drupal and PHP implementations in a LAMP environment.
Ability to architect enterprise Drupal solutions including data, display, and information architecture.
Advanced site-building experience including deep familiarity with Drupal modules such as CTools, Views, and Panels.
Experience creating custom Drupal modules.
Knowledge of PHP, PHP files and theme functions, and knowledge of the Drupal theme layer.
Ability to use Visual Studio 2008/2015 and proficiency in Visual Basic and Visual C# languages for web site and application development.
Ability to demonstrate visual design skills and a thorough understanding of web site performance, scalability, and security.
Participate in the Agile software development (Scrum/Kanban) from concept and design to full-stack code and test.
Ability to create test specifications, system modifications, system reports, and technical documents.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as receptive listening skills.
Self-starter and self-reliant with their tasks and the ability to take ownership of tasks and deliverables.
Ability to work on tasks/projects both collaboratively and independently.
A Bachelor’s in Computer Science or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) major or equivalent.
The successful candidate must be able to display professional and positive demeanor and appearance appropriate for a court environment (business/office wear-professional).
The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment, and may be subject to periodic updates.
The preferred qualifications include:
The ability to demonstrate specific knowledge of the function and makeup of Microsoft SharePoint.
The ability to think creatively to devise customizations and uses for SharePoint.
Compensation and classification level will be set based on the work experience, qualifications, educational background and salary history of the successful candidate. To qualify at a CL 26, an applicant must have one year of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL 25.
To qualify at a CL 27, an applicant must have two years of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL 25. To qualify at a CL 28, an applicant must have two years of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at a CL 27. Completion of a master’s degree to two years of graduate study (27 semester or 54 quarter hours) in an accredited university in Computer Science or other closely related field may be substituted for specialized experience.
Specialized experience is: Progressively responsible experience that is in, or closely related to, the work of the position that has provided the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Notice to Applicants
Consideration will only be given to those who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and provide a cover letter and resume. To view openings and to apply, visit our applicant tracking system at: ILND Jobs
Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will only communicate with those applicants who will be interviewed. Applicants selected for interviews will be communicated to only through email and must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Applicants will be screened to determine their experience and qualifications.
Prior to appointment, the finalist candidate will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation. The Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available upon request. Direct deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees. Employees of the District Court, Northern District of Illinois are excepted service appointments. Employees are considered at-will and are not covered by federal civil service classifications or regulations. The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To be eligible for employment, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Person who owes allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands);
Person admitted as a refugee or granted asylum who has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
Lawful permanent resident (i.e., green card holder) who is seeking citizenship. A lawful permanent resident "seeking citizenship":
May not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen);
Must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible; and
Must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application).
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
The Northern District of Illinois is home to the five largest cities in Illinois: Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, and Naperville. Also known as “The Windy City,” Chicago is the third most populous city in the U.S. with over 2.7 million inhabitants and nearly 10 million people living in the Chicago metropolitan area. With Lake Michigan as its eastern border, Chicago covers more than 237 square miles.
Chicago is home to numerous museums and cultural institutions including Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. A center of art and culture, Chicago has over 200 theaters, nearly 200 art galleries, and more than 7,300 restaurants.
Known for its magnificent skyline, Chicago is home to buildings designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects including Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe, who designed the Dirksen Courthouse.
Major Chicago universities include University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, University of Illinois Chicago, DePaul University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Professional Chicago sports teams include the Bulls (NBA), Sky (WNBA), Bears (NFL), Cubs (MLB), White Sox (MLB), Fire (MLS), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), and Red Stars (NWSL). Chicago is a major world finance center. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are within blocks of the Courthouse. The Northern District of Illinois is home to three international airports including O’Hare International Airport, among the busiest airports in the world.