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Job Title:Web Developer

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Congressional Budget Office

Job Announcement Number:13-12

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$80,000.00 to $120,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1301/1550/2210-11/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

0

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ON CBO'S WEBSITE AT WWW.CBO.GOV/CAREERS. THERE IS NO CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION - IT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WE MAY BE AT ANY STAGE WHEN YOU APPLY.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides independent and objective budgetary and economic analysis to the Congress.

CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ON CBO'S WEBSITE AT WWW.CBO.GOV/CAREERS. THERE IS NO CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION - IT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WE MAY BE AT ANY STAGE WHEN YOU APPLY.

The Office of Communications seeks a front-end web developer to serve as lead developer and systems administrator for CBO?s public website and as the site collection administrator for its Intranet.

Through its three-person web team, the Office of Communications supports CBO?s mission by developing, executing, and managing successful online strategies. The web developer will provide technical expertise for the online communications team, including the skills to ensure seamless day-to-day operations and the knowledge to assist in developing tactical and strategic improvements to CBO?s web presence. This is a mid-level position requiring an individual who can shift seamlessly between producing well-documented code, upgrading Apache, writing valid CSS3, and designing user interfaces.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The web developer will provide technical expertise for the online communications team, including the skills to ensure seamless day-to-day operations and the knowledge to assist in developing tactical and strategic improvements to CBO’s web presence. This is a mid-level position requiring an individual who can shift seamlessly between producing well-documented code, upgrading Apache, writing valid CSS3, and designing user interfaces.
    The web developer will:

    • Maintain CBO’s content management systems and their underlying infrastructure (namely, its webservers and databases.)
    • Develop new functionality for CBO’s websites, including modifying existing code bases, adding or configuring new modules for CBO’s content management system, or creating custom modules or applications, as needed.
    • Monitor CBO’s cloud-hosted servers and conduct regular reviews to ensure that CBO is receiving maximum benefit from its external infrastructure.
    • Manage relationships with external contractors, serving as day-to-day point of contact.
    • Serve as CBO’s technical expert for a review of the agency’s website, infrastructure, and content management systems, and assist in the creation of short-, medium-, and long-term strategies for maintenance and upgrades.
    • Provide technical expertise for developing policies and work plans for maintaining and improving CBO’s public website.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    Applicants should:
    • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience maintaining websites, including at least 3 years of experience working with Drupal and 3 years working in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment. Some experience with SharePoint is preferred but not required.
    • Have experience maintaining an array of servers, including self- and cloud-hosted. Experience working with managed cloud hosting is strongly preferred.
    • Possess impeccable CSS, HTML, and JavaScript skills, including CSS3 and HTML5 and basic familiarity with the jQuery library. Candidates should also have a solid understanding of responsive design and a commitment to ensuring that cutting-edge web apps degrade gracefully in older browsers (IE7+).
    • Be experienced maintaining open source web platforms. CBO is a Drupal shop and utilizes open source solutions whenever practical.
    • Be experienced using and maintaining a central repository (for example, Git, SVN, or Mercurial) for managing and documenting CBO’s code base.
    • Experience developing user interfaces for text-heavy publishing sites and an active interest in the future of online publishing is desirable, but not required.
    • Be comfortable managing a diverse technology platform, including some legacy applications.
    • Enjoy the challenge of working with professionals who may have limited technology experience. The ideal candidate will understand how to give clients what they want and not just what they ask for, and possess the tact to explain why those are sometimes different; will enthusiastically support the open source community (personal contributions to open source projects are especially valued); and will have a passion for creating a great user experience for both end users and content creators.

    Applicants should:


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Documents and work samples submitted will be reviewed. Candidates best meeting requirements will be interviewed.


    BENEFITS:

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    Annual and Sick Leave
    Life Insurance
    Health Benefits
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Transit Subsidies
    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Retirement
    Holidays

    OTHER INFORMATION:



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, a work sample, and contact information for three (3) references online at www.cbo.gov/careers. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.

    CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ON CBO'S WEBSITE. THERE IS NO CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION - IT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WE MAY BE AT ANY STAGE WHEN YOU APPLY.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Cover Letter, Resume, Salary History, Work Sample.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Nancy Fahey
    Phone: 2022262628
    Email: careers@cbo.gov
    Agency Information:
    Congressional Budget Office
    2nd & D Streets, SW
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    20515
    US

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Unless you receive an email indicating you don't meet minimum qualifications, your application will be forwarded to hiring managers for further review. Candidates best meeting qualifications will be interviewed. All qualified candidates will be informed when the position has been filled.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-12

    Control Number:

    335730100