Web Developer

Recruitment #1911-WEBDEVUNP3-002

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Web Developer will work in the Communications & Digital Media department’s web team and will assist in developing and managing the County’s website, intranet, and various web-based applications. This position will work within a small web team who focus on delivering high quality online tools for the County’s citizens.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A 2-year degree in Information Systemsor Computer Science ; AND

Two or more years’ experience designing, developing, and maintaining large complex websites that utilize mid-market web content management systems; AND

Two years of experience designing, developing, and maintaining web-based applications using object-oriented programming languages, modern JavaScript frameworks, and responsive design standards; AND

One year of experience with relational databases; AND

One year of experience with version control

OR

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted; AND

Sitecore Developer certification within first year of employment.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY

  • Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Indoor office work.  Regular business hours with some on-call work after hours.
  • Occasionally requires travel, including overnight stays.
  • Occasionally intermittently sitting, standing, bending or stooping

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, develop, and maintain the County’s websites and web content management systems (WCMS).
  • Design, develop, and maintain existing web-based applications using current framework standards.
  • Design, develop and maintain new web-based applications for various County departments working closely with project stakeholders to define and document business requirements & workflows.
  • Identify and correct problems uncovered by customer feedback and testing. 
  • Develop and maintain solution documentation by using code comments and code examples.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Adhere to approved requirements, established timelines, industry best practices and security standards.
  • Expand knowledge of new technologies as needed for new project requirements. Self-educate on industry standards and emerging technologies regularly.
  • Stays abreast of new technological opportunities to better help provide the best value‐added solutions to the enterprise. Maintains system certifications and training requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Advanced knowledge of modern HTML and CSS standards.      
  • Intermediate level experience with object-oriented programming.      
  • Intermediate level experience with responsive web design standards.     
  • Intermediate level experience with Sitecore XP or other mid-market web content management systems.      
  • Intermediate level experience with modern JavaScript frameworks.     
  • Intermediate level experience with version control.      
  • Intermediate level experience with relational databases.      
  • Intermediate level experience with RESTful web services.     
  • Basic knowledge with web-related challenges and practices relating to 508 compliance and WCAG accessibility guidelines.

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.