Only candidates who apply via email to (HR “at” TWDB.texas.gov) with an official State of Texas Application or through the WorkInTexas.com website will be considered for this position. View this position and apply at https://tinyurl.com/yj29x642
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Job Description Summary
Performs complex (journey-level) web design and development work. Works with the Information Services Manager to maintain the flow of content and appearance of the Texas Natural Resources Information System’s (TNRIS) website. Responsible for content, graphics, and function for websites, marketing, and promotional material. Works as part of a team of application developers to provide design and interface support for internal and external web-based applications. Supports TNRIS and TWDB events such as the Texas GIS Forum, Texas Water Conference, and others to support and promote through graphic design development. Provides presentations to staff relating to new design or updates. May train others. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Information Services Manager in TNRIS.
Essential Job Functions
- Designs, develops, and maintains TNRIS marketing and promotional materials and website.
- Develops and collaborates with staff on custom designed graphics for all TNRIS events, reports, and/or any other media as required by TNRIS management.
- Provides design perspective and assistance for teams and/or projects as needed by exploring user needs, developing concept visuals, creating prototypes, conducting user research/user testing, and communicating findings through documentation, storytelling, and presentations.
- Collaborates with staff application developers, designers, and stakeholders to support design and user interface (UI) elements that may be incorporated into web-based applications and websites.
- Collaborates to create, edit, and maintain written content for TNRIS website, graphics, social media, and external TNRIS events.
- Maintains and updates the websites organization and content contributions produced by TNRIS staff.
- Identifies and keeps current with new web-based technologies (content management systems, blogs, etc.) and existing software programs for use in the design, development, and maintenance of the TNRIS website.
- Develops and maintains a graphics library for staff use.
- Provides web marketing assistance for activities as outlined by TNRIS management.
- Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
- Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agencys records retention procedures and schedule.
- Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
- May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in Graphic Design, Web Development, Visual Communications, Computer Science, Art, or related fields.
- Three years of experience with agile methodologies/similar software practices.
- Three years of experience with prototype tools such as Figma, Sketch, or Adobe XD.
- Three years of experience with graphics design/production for web and print.
- Three years of experience with graphics applications such as In Design, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
- Education and relevant experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
- Two years of experience with UX/UI design.
- Experience with UX/UI principles and testing.
- Experience with software development version control using Git.
- Understanding of web development accessibility.
- Experience with and understanding of modern web application software maintenance, best practice, and update processes.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to TNRIS; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
- Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
- Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
- Skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave, and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
- Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
- Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
- Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
- Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
- Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.
- Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Ability to provide prompt, courteous, and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work, communicate, and cooperate with others in a team environment.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time, primarily within the state of Texas.
- Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a drivers license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
- Ability to workdays that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
- Ability to train others.
- Ability to be self-motivated and to work under general direction with latitude for use of independent judgment.
- Ability to convey clear and concise oral and written communication to various audiences effectively.
- Ability to express when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Ability to utilize analytical and problem-solving skills.