CBO's Office of Communications seeks a second front-end web developer to serve as a systems administrator for CBOs public website and as a driver of innovative digital solutions.
The Office of Communications supports CBOs mission by developing, executing, and managing successful digital strategies. The web developer will provide technical expertise to help ensure seamless day-to-day operations and develop tactical and strategic improvements to CBOs digital presence. This is a midlevel position requiring an experienced person who can shift seamlessly between producing well-documented code, upgrading Drupal, writing valid CSS3, designing user interfaces, and effectively integrating interactive media projects into CBOs website. The roles responsibilities include:
Creating prototypes and demonstrations of new functionality, in line with CBOs mobile-first approach, that makes the agencys work more accessible and interactive while providing optimal user experience.
Serving as a technical expert for digital projects, ensuring that new capabilities are compatible with CBOs content management system (Drupal) and can be effectively integrated into the website.
Modifying existing code bases, adding or configuring new Drupal modules, and creating custom modules or applications as needed to implement digital enhancements. Monitoring and applying necessary patches to ensure consistency between module dependencies.
Extending themes, user interfaces, information taxonomy, and architecture to meet stakeholders objectives.
Monitoring CBOs cloud-hosted servers and conducting regular reviews to ensure that CBO is receiving the maximum benefit from its external infrastructure.
Helping to manage relationships with external contractors, serving as a day-to-day point of contact.
Applicants must have a bachelors degree and at least five years of experience maintaining websites; that experience must include working with Drupal. An additional four years of related experience may be used in lieu of a bachelors degree for a total of nine years of experience. In addition, applicants must:
Be experienced at working with open-source web platforms.
Have experience managing deployments in Drupal with multiple developers across different environments as well as experience developing custom Drupal modules.
Have experience using Drupal development tools such as Lando, Drush, and Composer.
Have experience with mobile-first or adaptive design principles.
Demonstrate expert PHP development skills.
Have a firm grasp of Drupal 8 APIs.
Possess a working knowledge of community-contributed Drupal modules.
Be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing complex projects.
Have a working knowledge of information taxonomy and data management.
Be experienced with maintaining a central repository (for example, Git) for managing and documenting a code base.
Salary and Benefits
Salaries at CBO are competitive with those at other organizations and are commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, rsum, salary history, several work samples, and contact information for three references at For best consideration apply by November 4, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans and service members who qualify for veterans status and who are able to certify that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty service in the armed forces within 120 days of certification.
Retired members of the armed forces are generally excluded from those who receive veterans preference in hiring unless they qualify as disabled veterans or retired below the rank of major (or its equivalent).
To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application. You must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form and fax it to within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines . Alternatively, you may email the form and the documentation to . However, documents submitted by email may not be secure, so if you opt for email, please remove confidential personal identifying information (such as your Social Security number and birthdate). Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to .
Annita Gulati Cox, Washington, DC, 20515, ,
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