Internet/intranet Architect I - Web Designer

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 18, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the public health field, we are committed to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

The Internet/Intranet Architect I will work under direction of the Informatics & IT Manager and in collaboration with the Communications team. This position will work within the Fairfax County enterprise environment and have responsibilities to support the Health Department SharePoint (FairfaxNet), public website (.Gov), and custom applications (E.G. Community Health Dashboard). The position will also provide other technical and administrative support in the following areas:

  • Health Department Internet and Intranet (SharePoint and .Gov) development, maintenance, and management including:
  • Management of site navigation, customizing and updating site pages, developing and managing lists and document libraries, managing permissions, and creation of forms (e.g., Nintex, Power Apps, etc.)
  • Provide training to employees on the site use and functionality.
  • Ensure Health Department SharePoint (FairfaxNet) and public website (.Gov) are within County and Agency communication standards and usability guidelines (I.E. 508 compliance).
  • Work with Divisions and Program to plan and implement scope, business requirements, storyboards, and mock-ups of potential site or webpage enhancements.
  • Collaborate with other team members to optimize existing site and application design, test for user experience and intuitiveness.
  • Monitor and manage website analytics reporting using County approved monitoring tools.
  • Participate in agency-wide and program-specific planning, staff, and informational meetings.
  • Act as a liaison between our Health Department and Department of IT partners.
The Internet/Intranet Architect will be responsible for becoming a subject matter expert to assigned Health Department projects and systems.

Illustrative Duties

Provides basic operational, technical, and administrative support to the County internet and intranet activities to include web site application and page development, server support, administration and configuration;

Assists in installing, configuring, supporting, and maintaining web and applications servers;

Assists in analyzing, designing, developing and supporting web-based applications for both intranet and intranet environments, including needs assessments, programming,

testing/acceptance, training, security, performance, and ongoing support;

Develops internet/intranet pages, sites, and applications using software applications such as Adobe, Acrobat, Active Server Pages (ASP), etc.;

Provides assistance to departments and agencies for analysis and development of their own web based applications and provides training as required;

Analyzes, designs, develops, and supports page and site design for internet and intranet

environments following established standards in HTML and web site using internet development tools;

Maintains web pages and sites, including periodic updates to content and appearance as necessary;

Develops and maintains a working knowledge of internet/intranet software applications;

Assists in administering internet and intranet sites including security, user access, configuration, structure, and performance monitoring;

Obtains and maintains reports access and performance statistics using site analysis tools;

Assists county departments/agencies in developing plans for the use of the internet/intranet;

Develops and maintains relationships with other organizations that have internet web sites;

Applies DIT's lifecycle development methodology;

Applies approved standards to web-based content and applications.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Completion of an associate degree with course work in computer science or graphic arts; plus Internet/intranet experience that is demonstrated by the completion of at least one project using platforms and technologies listed in the preferred qualifications section of the job announcement, or one year of ongoing Internet/intranet development or support tasks. An industry recognized certification can be substituted for some of the experience that is required.

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services check.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Creative suite tools.
  • Knowledge of various technical tools and/or environments - MS SharePoint, Nintex, Power Platform, HTML, and web content management systems.
  • Experience in designing online content for internal and external audiences.
  • Knowledge of principles, standards, and best practices around user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.
  • Some knowledge of accessibility standards and 508 compliances.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Familiarity with public health.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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