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Web Developer - Communications & Community Engagement

Webmaster Supervisor

Recruitment #21-000389-0002

Introduction



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. 

GRADE

State Salary Grade 19   
Salary Range $58,441 - $76,108 (with progression to $95,703) 

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

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 MSDE 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.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Modernizes, updates and maintains the Maryland State Department of Education’s web page. 
  • Ensures that content appropriately identifies the department’s multi-year strategic plan and the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
  • Performs 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).
  • Creates templates and web pages within the existing website.
  • Manages website content and updates as needed, and is involved in the future redesign and restructuring of the web site. 
  • Ensures an overall web experience that is highly responsive to stakeholders and serves as a learning and resource hub for the larger education community. 
  • Ensures MSDE has user-centered, up-to-date, and easily accessible website and tools/applications
  • Ensures aligned messaging reaches external stakeholders and drives results that will accomplish goals and objectives of MSDE’s mission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Notes:

  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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application, resume, and portfolio.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Web Developer - Communications and Community Engagement #093037 (JobAps #21-000389-0002)  Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 - This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

f you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.   

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.



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