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Information Services Web Author
 
JOB CODE:102345
 
PAY GRADE:2220
 
SALARY RANGE:$40,308 - $55,796
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Information Services Department
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of a technical or administrative supervisor, performs technical work in the planning, organizing, designing, composing, coding, implementing and maintenance of digital computer documents on the City-Parish government's world wide web server. Employees in this class plan, develop, design, establish, and maintain Internet/Intranet sites for multiple agencies using technical knowledge and communications expertise to achieve informational goals. Employees of this class are required to work in the Information Services Department. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Confers with supervisors and users to determine the feasibility, range, scope, cost, content, design and requirements of implementing documents on a World Wide Web server. Plans, organizes, designs and manages the architecture, style, aesthetics and functionality of the City-Parish government's presence on the world wide web. Utilizes editorial discretion to develop original, or convert existing, textual content for electronic media according to accepted publishing standards. Utilizes accepted graphic design techniques to develop the overall look, feel and aesthetic of the user interface to communicate effectively in electronic media. Maintains effective working relationships with City-Parish information providers to develop useful, easy-to-access, trustworthy, and up-to-date Internet/Intranet content. Trains authorized City-Parish content owners to use appropriate software tools and standards to convert, create, and maintain documents on the World Wide Web; continues to supply consulting services as needed. Consults with department/division heads to help them clarify their goals for establishing a web site. Updates and expands information on web sites to attract repeat users. Evaluates and modifies sites as it seems appropriate.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of World Wide Web practices and procedures and understanding of web technology. Knowledge of web authoring tools, viewing methodologies, and hypertext mark up language. Knowledge of web graphical design standards and the ability to use these standards to create effective web graphical content. Knowledge of computer local-area and wide-area networks and their role in the implementation of large scale web sites. Knowledge of hypertext mark up language (HTML) programming and a willingness to update skills on a regular basis to keep abreast of rapidly changing technology. Ability to write concise, accurate and grammatically correct material. Ability to employ communications theory concepts to create effective and appropriate web content. Ability to convert existing data sets into effective web content. Ability to successfully manage multiple software projects. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of trainee web authors. Ability to understand and effectively carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors and other employees. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in computer science, supplemented by graphics communication or web authoring experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.