Job ID :
3429
Company :
DC Government
Location :
washington, DC
Type :
Contract
Duration :
3-6 Months
Status :
Active
Openings :
1
Posted :
5 years ago
Job Seekers, Please send resumes to resumes@hireitpeople.com or Call: (202) 719-0200 Ext: 127
 The PM would actually prefer for the resource to work onsite, but if they need to work remotely he will accept that.


Help us redesign and rebrand the DC.Gov home page portal design.

The DC.Gov web portal consists of over 100 District agency websites and provides District residents and businesses with online access to government services and information. 

Currently, OCTO is migrating all DC.Gov websites to its Drupal content management system. This project is scheduled to complete all migrations by September 30, 2013, and includes the DC.Gov home page and resource center landing pages.

As part of theredesign of the DC.Gov home page, OCTO is looking for a Web/Graphic Designer to provide his or her expertise to develop graphic elements and a responsive design for the DC.Gov Portal to be compatible for desktops, tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices.  This assignment is expected to last for 2 months.

The Web/Graphic Designer is expected to have an expert graphical and web design background and good technical knowledge of user Interface development tools. Must have proven experience in visualizing and designing responsive web sites with table-free and CSS controlled layouts. The Web/Graphic Designer will be responsible for the design elements of the DC.Gov Portal with proven ability to design web sites with a focus on user-centric design.  A portfolio of high-quality work should be submitted along with the application.

The Web/Graphic Designer should be able to create new designs and redesign and refine our existing site and wireframes and assist with the various phases of the design process, including creating an overall concept for the DC.Gov Portal and landing pages, refining existing website styles and guides, adapt designs for tablet and mobile devices.   

Note: OCTO will consider applicants who must work remotely.

Excellent communication skills; able to articulate/present ideas in a clear and concise manner; able to work well with the team and independently. Able to work in an environment with changing priorities.

Graphic design with an emphasis on typography, brand identity and minimalist design.
Required
13
Years
3 - Expert
Adobe Creative Suite – Particularly Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks
Required
10
Years
3 - Expert
Section 508 accessibility regulations and Plain Language knowledge
Required
10
Years
3 - Expert
Usability – Understanding of user testing, standards-based coding and browser compatibility issues
Required
10
Years
3 - Expert
Oral and written communication skills
Required
10
Years
3 - Expert
HTML5 - Experience using HTML5 in responsive designs and web typography
Highly desired
3
Years
3 - Expert
Javascript – Knowledge in programming using Javascript
Highly desired
5
Years
2 - Proficient
XML – Knowledge in programming using XML
Highly desired
3
Years
2 - Proficient
PHP/Drupal Theming
Highly desired
2
Years
2 - Proficient
Knowledge of government operations
Highly desired
2
Years
2 - Proficient


Description
Question 1
District policy is for contractors to supply their own laptops for work. Will you supply a Windows laptop?
Question 2
Are you available for weekend and evening work, if required? (Not usual)
Question 3
The District requires you to provide your own cell or mobile phone for communications. Will you supply a phone for calls?
Question 4
Software required for the job includes Windows, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Will your laptop have this software?
Question 5
This assignment is intended for 2 MONTHS. Please confirm that your candidate is aware and accepts.
Question 6
Part of the interview process will be a review of a portfolio of your graphics design work on websites. Please provide your porfolio when you submit your application.