Web Site Designer- Entry/Mid-Level

Employer
National Security Agency
Location
Fort Meade, MD
Posted
Apr 06, 2018
Closes
Apr 19, 2018
Hours
Full Time
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information. The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently seeking experienced Web Site Designers to join the NSA Web team responsible for designing and developing state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, and performing all aspects of designing, developing, publishing, and maintaining the content and applications for the NSA.gov website. As a Web Site Designer, your responsibilities may include: - consulting extensively with customers to elicit project requirements, provide content strategy services, and establish and communicate project timelines and milestones - collaborating with team members, as needed, to ensure technical solutions are implemented to meet project requirements - communicating ideas through low and high fidelity mockups - designing, developing, and implementing user-friendly, professional, visually-pleasing websites and user-interfaces for web applications Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - results-oriented - detail-oriented - accountable - adaptable - able to negotiate with and influence others - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables Experience in the following is required: - Designing graphics appropriate for websites (eg web limitations, screen resolutions, how to create graphics for use in HTML layouts, etc). - Creating and effectively arranging graphics, images and all other content into a creative, cohesive, functional, and visually-pleasing website utilizing best practices in User Interface/User Experience design. - Turning a graphic layout into a fully functional web page (ie, knowing how to slice up graphics and layouts into an HTML framework). - Translating written/verbal themes and ideas into appropriate visual design. - Creating original artwork using image editing programs (ability to illustrate a plus). - Proficiency in HTML and CSS required. Must be comfortable hand-coding HTML without use of a WYSIWYG. Proficiency using CSS for layout and positioning. Proficiency in JavaScript a plus. - Proficiency with Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. - Knowledge of requirements as defined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act a plus. - Strong understanding of web design principles and best practices. - Strong understanding of information architecture, navigation, and usability principles. Additional qualifications include an online portfolio showing recent examples of your web design work demonstrating your UX and graphic design skills. Applicants without a current web design portfolio will not be considered. Qualifications Salary Range: $45,972 - $73,105 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Web Design, or a related field (eg, Web Technologies, Computer Science, and Programming). Relevant experience must be in visual communication of information (eg, layout and design principles). Must also demonstrate knowledge (through coursework or experience) in using web-authoring software and web programming languages (eg, HTML, JavaScript). The ideal candidate must be proficient with HTML and CSS; and possess experience in web authoring tools (Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator). Additional qualifications include an online portfolio showing recent examples of your web design work demonstrating your UX and graphic design skills. Applicants without a current web design portfolio will not be considered. Salary Range: $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Web Design, or a related field (eg, Web Technologies, Computer Science, and Programming). Relevant experience must be in visual communication of information (eg, layout and design principles), using web-authoring software, web programming (eg, HTML, JavaScript), and website design. Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, or comparable software is required. The ideal candidate must have at least 3-5 years of web design experience leading large-scale website design projects; be proficient with HTML and CSS; and possess extensive experience in web authoring tools (Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator). Additional qualifications include an online portfolio showing recent examples of your web design work demonstrating your UX and graphic design skills. Applicants without a current web design portfolio will not be considered. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov. PLEASE NOTE: US Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.