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Position Announcement – Web Developer and Graphic Artist
 
Web Developer and Graphic Artist

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
Charleston, South Carolina

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium) is seeking a Web Developer and Graphic Artist to be based in its office in Charleston, South Carolina. The position will (1) redevelop the agency’s main website www.scseagrant.org, (2) maintain web content updates for the main website and subsites, and (3) provide graphic design services for select agency print and digital products.

The Web Developer and Graphic Artist will be a full-time employee of the Consortium. Work plans for this position will be based on and consistent with the guidance provided by the Consortium, the State of South Carolina, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Consortium is a university-based state agency established in 1980 to optimize the environmental, social, and economic potential of the coastal and marine resources of the state and region through the support of high-quality research, extension, communications, and education programming. For more information about the Consortium, visit www.scseagrant.org.

The Consortium’s Web Developer and Graphic Artist will:

Lead the design and programming for Consortium websites to ensure usability, accessibility, and overall ease of navigation by users.
  • Create new sites or subsites, redesign sites, and coordinate with in-house staff to maintain content updates. Identify user requirements, web architecture, and project scope. Develop design concepts, graphic features, and interactivity.
  • Monitor and analyze web-related statistics, identify trends and the nature, frequency, and types of services requested, and use this data to improve content and quality of services. Provide monthly web usage reports to support metric goals.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies, trends, and skills required to perform effectively in using high-level custom web applications.
  • Make recommendations for upgrading technologies and softwares related to the internet.
  • Liaison to contract IT personnel as needed to perform duties.

Collaborate with the IT Resources Manager to develop web applications to meet the program administration, management, implementation, and information sharing needs of the Consortium.
  • Update and maintain program website and enhancements to the website (including interactivity and mobile technologies).
  • Implement web-based solutions to support online processes related to grant proposal solicitation and review, project and event reporting, mailing/contact list database management, and end-user data file management.
  • Develop data collection, web integration, and analysis capabilities and optimization for search engines, and be proficient in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for ADA compliance and best web practices.
  • Analyze and report on performance of these applications, websites, and products.

Design and produce select graphic materials for Consortium.
  • Design and produce quality print and digital products for the agency within established schedules and Consortium branding. Select or create illustrations, graphics, charts, maps, and typography. Coordinate the production process for print and digital products.
  • Prepare specifications and secure bids for printing within state procurement guidelines. Coordinate printing of publications and other materials as needed.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies, trends, and skills required for high-level design applications.
Assist Director of Communications by planning web core group meetings on a regular basis. Participate in communications program planning.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will possess a minimum education level of an associate’s degree in information technology, website development, digital communications, or related field, and have no less than five years of experience in a broad range of web and graphic design applications including hands-on website and product development. Applicant must have advanced knowledge of relevant programming languages and experience with server applications. Applicant must be detail-oriented, have a keen sense of design, artistic style, and creativity. Applicant must have the ability to solve complex problems and apply critical thinking skills to needs or problems, as well as research and learn new technologies to acquire skills through independent study. Position will require effective communication with a diverse staff of programmatic and administrative specialists to ensure consistent and functional content and design.

Successful applicant must have advanced knowledge of and experience with:
  • Web and print design applications, end-user software and operating systems, programming languages, and other information technology tools/resources. The ability to assist with user interface/user experience decisions based on a strong understanding of, and the ability to meet, web ADA compliance, WCAG 2.0 requirements, and best web practices. High level of proficiency with back-end management and responsive web development using WordPress-based software; demonstrated working knowledge of Javascript, HTML/HTML5, and CSS/CSS3. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and a demonstrated ability to employ creative skills to website and product design.
Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the Required Qualifications, the successful applicant will possess a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree in information technology, website development, digital communications, or related field, and have no less than seven years of experience in a broad range of web and graphic design applications including hands-on website and product development.

Position Type
Regular, full-time state FTE position. Position is contingent upon continued State and Federal funding and on successful performance of duties. Agency hiring range: $48,622 to $69,289. The finalist for this position must successfully complete an e-verify and driver’s license background check.

Work Location and Hours
Normal Consortium business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, work beyond regular business hours, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary in order to complete the requirements of the position. Some travel throughout the state and region is necessary; a valid driver’s license is required.

To Apply
A complete application will include a letter of interest, detailed resume, names and addresses of three professional references, two examples of websites developed and/or maintained (please specify), and one graphic design sample. Please send in digital format to:  

Ryan Bradley, Assistant to the Director for Administration, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 ryan.bradley@scseagrant.org

This position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin January 17, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Last updated: 12/20/2017 1:47:21 PM
Position Announcement – Web Developer and Graphic Artist

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