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LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY Web Developer in HELENA, Montana

Description:Under supervision of the IT&S Director, this position performs technical work in the design, programming, testing, installation, and maintenance of all web-based technology including social media support.Requirements:The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to an bachelors degree or equivalent and three (3) years? experience developing systems using client/server technology including development of web pages.Duties and Responsibilities:Essential FunctionsProvides input regarding City/County strategic direction for website software platforms, social media platforms, and related technology;Participates in and leads web based technology project planning, web site design, and social media integrations;Gathers feedback from various departments and divisions on website development needs and assist in developing solutions to meet those needs;Maintains security for the content platforms, technology, and web server environment;Researches capabilities and functionality for website efficiency;Builds user interface applications and back-end databases using various programming and scripting languages;Trains content managers to confidently update website and social media content;Authors and manages web pages on multiple city/county-maintained websites;Collaborates with users and other IT personnel to complete the full scope of web-based technology projects;Conducts user research to determine design requirements and analyze user feedback to improve design quality;Works with web committees to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, and provide solutions;Researches, recommends, and implements web technologies and website standards (ADA, WCAG, privacy policies, etc); Conceptualizes long-term needs of web development, plans, and manages related projects; Supports customers on all web related requests utilizing helpdesk ticketing software;Provides recommendations on web-based technical standards for specific web sites and the company as a whole; Works closely with City/County Communication and community outreach coordinators, web committees;Reviews policies and procedures and makes necessary recommendations;Engages content managers by highlighting, promoting existing, and informing on anticipated tools;Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge Skills & Abilities:Examples of KnowledgeIT&S Department policies and procedures;City of Helena and Lewis & Clark County policies and procedures;Web page design, implementation, maintenance, and management;Principles and techniques of complex and technical programming, on-line programming, systems analysis, data process and programming documentation;Programming languages and software packages available to provide Internet technology services to an organization;Principles of computer systems and procedures analysis and design;Uses, capabilities, characteristics, and limitations of computers and related equipment;Project management methodologies;Server technologies, including security, maintenance, and updates;Use of ADA website compliance tools. Examples of Skills and Abilities:Explain concepts to a variety of user;Train users to confidently update content;Strong leadership and training skills;Operate computer and applicable software (Windows, Linux, MS Office, Open Source web development tools, Social Media Platforms);Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;Communicate effectively orally and in writing;Establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and citizens.

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