Web Content Specialist

Williamson County
$28 Per hour TX Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way, HR101, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
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Overview

Reporting directly to the Director of Communications & Media Relations, responsible for maintaining Williamson County’s family of external websites, including governing structure, standards, and strategy. Creates and maintains web pages, web parts, modules, tabs, links, and other navigation tools in coordination with other communications professionals and web contacts for departments. Position can work remotely with availability for in-person meetings. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Maintains the county’s various websites; approves new website content
  • Creates content strategies specific to target audiences, including conducting market research and employing Search Engine Optimizations (SEO) strategies
  • Ensures website design and content meet style guide, user experience, graphics standards, and laws (i.e., copyright and data protection)
  • Performs regular audits of websites to ensure accuracy and consistency with the county’s branding, user experience design principles, SEO standards, and ADA compliance
  • Assists in monitoring web usage; provides reports and tracks web analytics to ascertain content engagement levels
  • Creates procedures, standards, and style guides
  • Designs and conducts regular training sessions for users
  • Maintains list of website contacts for departments/offices
  • Develops, tracks, and makes recommendations for performance indexes related to website traffic and performance
  • Tests website accessibility and functionality
  • Creates and updates content on the county’s internal Sharepoint site
  • Posts information to the website in the event of a public health or other emergency
  • Serves as a point of contact with website content management system (CMS) and coordinates service requests when needed
  • Coordinates closely with IT regarding embedded applications, development of new functionality, infrastructure, security, back-up, upgrade, patching, and redundancy
  • Provides support for internal departments
  • Stays current with website and digital content trends and solutions
  • Attends all meetings and trainings, as required
  • Performs special duties as assigned

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to – Director of Communications & Media Relations
  • Direct Reports – No

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Position involves prolonged sitting at a workstation, visual examination of documents, reaching, walking, twisting, bending, standing and occasional lifting/carrying
  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • Work is primarily indoors 
  • Travel between work sites, as required

IRREGULAR HOURS

  • Work outside of the normal office hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is required to cover special events and emergencies
  • May be deemed essential personnel in the event of an emergency

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Design, or related field and three (3) years of experience in web content, public information, public relations, marketing, design, or similar programs; OR an equal combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience with content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, or other
  • Prior experience in professional level writing, plain language writing, graphic design, and responsive design
  • Maintain a satisfactory motor vehicle record

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Valid Texas driver’s license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bilingual: Spanish/English 

EMPLOYMENT TESTING 

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: No
  • Physical exam: No
  • Psychological exam: No
  • Additional: N/A

A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at any time after five (5) business days. The Human Resources Department is located at 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at .  
 
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.

 

TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, chew, etc.) and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (e.g., vapor, e-cigarettes, etc.) is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

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