Web Designer

City of Houston
Published
August 25, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Job Classification: WEB DESIGNER
Posting Number: PN#26236
Division: TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Reporting Location: 33 ARTESIAN
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY/8:00A - 4:00P*
                                                                   *Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Designs and builds web pages using a variety of software applications, techniques and tools. Designs and develops user interface features, site animation and special-effects elements. Designs the website to support the department’s strategies and goals relative to those of the City of Houston. As a department webmaster, conceptualizes, designs and develops the layout and user interface of web pages, content and applications. Develops concept, interface design and architecture of the department’s website and intranet pages. Refreshes website content to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information. Performs regular site updates and conducts periodic usability tests of web applications and links ensuring effective use and display of information. Monitors site for unauthorized information, such as commercial advertisements, prohibited links, inapplicable or outdated information, etc. Develops color schemes and designs and produces graphics. Authors HTML pages. Translates materials to machine-readable format (HTML). May integrate video/audio into interactive or multimedia presentations. Consults with department management to determine site content. Maintains knowledge and awareness of developments in the department. May attend City Council meetings to be aware of changes that affect the department. Defines project scope and system requirements, in conjunction with management and the Information Technology Department, to effectively meet the needs of the department. Documents standards. Coordinates activities with technical support staff and operations management to ensure continuous access to the department’s website. May provide web-related technical support and training to employees. May lead and assign tasks to web production and clerical support staff in the development, design and maintenance of the department’s website. Reviews all information and pages prior to placement on the official website. Stays abreast of industry trends and applicable technologies, including scripting, authoring tools, graphic design tools and new languages. Integrates new technology. Responds to requests and ideas from internal and external website users. Performs other duties or assists with special projects as needed. All duties and responsibilities may not be included in the above job description.

WORKING CONDITIONS      
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

“Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearance where required.”

If applicable, the applicant’s past performance evaluations, past and present supervisory recommendations, and/or Internal Affairs complaint history will be reviewed and considered.

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