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Web Developer - Communications & Community Engagement

Webmaster Supervisor

Recruitment #21-000389-0002


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 




200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


The web administrator will modernize, update and maintain the Maryland State Department of Education’s web page. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Marketing and Strategy and working closely with the Marketing and Special Projects Manager, as well as the Office of Communications and Community Engagement team, the web administrator will be responsible for modernizing the web site, and ensuring that content appropriately identifies the department’s multi-year strategic plan and the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The incumbent will perform web analysis, integration, and must be proficient in HTML5 and CSS6, jQuery and JavaScript (among others, with a focus on user interface, user experience, and user engagement). As a member of the Communications and Community Engagement team, the incumbent will create templates and web pages within the existing website, manage website content and updates as needed, and be involved in the future redesign and restructuring of the web site. Core responsibilities will include ensuring an overall web experience that is highly responsive to stakeholders and serves as a learning and resource hub for the larger education community. By ensuring MSDE has user-centered, up-to-date, and easily accessible website and tools/applications, the agency can ensure aligned messaging reaches external stakeholders and drives results that will accomplish goals and objectives of MSDE’s mission.


Education:   An Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university in Web Development, Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems or other information technology related field to include course work in web page design, development and programming.

Experience: Two years of experience in web page design, development and programming.


1. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and an additional eighteen months of experience using software which converts other documents into web pages; or using web page developmental software; or writing HTML code; or converting data from project specifications by preparing program code using computer programming languages; or evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software; or operating, manipulating, and controlling computer systems for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and completion of an approved certification program for Web Professionals sufficient to provide the necessary skills to build and manage an organization’s web site and to coordinate with inside and outside resources to accomplish that organization’s web goals for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute additional experience in web page design, development and programming on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Cyber and Information Systems classifications or Cyber and Information Systems specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Proficiency in HTML5 and CSS6, jQuery, JavaScript and additional similar technology to create, develop and maintain 
2. Must be proficient in working with multiple CMS platforms including Sharepoint (2013-19) and Wordpress.
3. Proficiency in  Adobe Dreamweaver and similar software to build and develop sites, sub sites, and templates.
4. Experience and knowledge with SEO, responsive web design, web migration, Bootstrap
5. Proficiency in delivering optimal User Interface, user experience and user engagement
6. Experience conducting usability testing to determine optimal interaction with front end


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.