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Web and Communications Specialist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

This position is located in the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, Office of the Executive Director in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Director of Communications .

The individual in this role will primarily perform the following major duties:

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Provide continued development and support for the OCWR's website. Prior experience is required.
  • Work with the website contractor to update content and services.
  • Ensure 508 compliance is met while implementing features and content.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve user issues with online training modules within the Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Assist in the layout, update, and design of reports, e-newsletters, information sheets, and PowerPoints.
  • Track projects organized by the Education and Outreach Team.
  • Assist with social media tools such as Instagram and Twitter, online websites/blogs/intranets, and video platforms such as Vimeo and YouTube as needed.
  • Assist in the coordination of special events internal and external to the OCWR (i.e., outreach events, including training and award ceremonies).
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Provide technical support to the OCWR Education and Outreach Team.
  • Keep up-to-date with the best practices and programs in writing for the web, social media, web design, and business/industry trends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to include administrative support for the Education and Outreach program.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    You must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable Public Trust investigation, and a criminal background check will be performed on the selected candidate.


    Must possess a passion for technology innovation and continuous process improvement.

    Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Must be goal and deadline-oriented with the ability to be flexible and adapt to evolving priorities, processes, and technologies.

    Document design/infographics skill/experience (e.g., Adobe, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva).

    Project management experience is desirable but not required.

    Knowledge of creating and editing graphic presentations for inclusion in web products.

    5-7 years of relevant experience in developing and maintaining websites is preferred.

    Must have knowledge of and experience with various programming languages to include-but not limited to-HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and PHP. Must also have knowledge of operating systems such as Linux and Windows.

    Ability to both work independently and collaboratively with colleagues on various projects at one time.


    Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in relevant field.

    Additional information

    The selected candidate may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, with costs shared with your employer. Life insurance coverage is also provided. New federal government employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another federal agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. You will earn annual leave and sick leave. You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. Telework/telecommuting and alternative work schedule options may be made available. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. You may elect Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under FEHB plans.

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