Job ID :
Company :
DC Government
Location :
Washington, DC
Type :
Duration :
6 Months
Status :
Openings :
Posted :
15 Jun 2012
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Complete Description:

OCTO’s Web Maintenance Team is responsible for maintaining the web standards and publishing processes for District of Columbia government web properties that make up the DC.Gov web portal. The portal educates and informs District residents and other interested parties to the various policies, programs, services and systems that constitute the District Government. The team manages website content publication workflow; provides editorial and standards oversight for all content, troubleshoots minor issues and responds to emergency situations that require immediate public notification; and assists and advises other District projects in integrating new content into the DC.Gov web portal.


The Web Maintenance Team is currently in the middle of a project to migrate all District agency websites from DC.Gov’s current content management systems (DSF and OpenText) to a new Drupal platform. This phase of the project anticipates migrating approximately 50 websites to this platform. Editors will be expected to work on several agency websites concurrently. The migration will include converting the websites to a new look and feel that has already been developed by OCTO. Transition activities include managing agency client expectations, explaining technical concepts to non-technical people, assisting the agency with developing a new information architecture, content preparation, content migration, agency site editorial review, photo and graphic resizing, agency site launch, etc. The candidate will work with a business analyst on the development of the site architecture. The candidate will follow universal content management principles as well as District of Columbia web standards throughout content migration efforts. It is the candidate’s responsibility to become familiar with District of Columbia terminology, District services and the agencies that provide such services. Some fact finding and research is required.

Familiarity with Drupal or other similar Content Management Systems and with website conversions are highly desirable. Although the principal role is that of a web editor, strong analytical skills, as well as the ability to work with others are contemplated as part of this position.

Behavior Characteristics:

Capable with challenging work environment, changing priorities and assignments. Multi-task on multiple web migration projects. Detail oriented. Organized. Work collaboratively with large team. Can explain technical processes to non-technical individuals.


Client relations and task management regarding web content migration Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Commercial-off-the-shelf content management system experience Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop Required 7 Years 3 - Expert

Oral and written communication skills Required 7 Years 3 - Expert

Photo editing, captioning and tagging Required 3 Years 3 - Expert

Section 508 accessibility regulations and Plain Language knowledge Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Web content management, including site maintenance processes Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Web content migration Required 3 Years 3 - Expert

Web editing and copy editing Required 7 Years 3 - Expert

Web production, including editing, design, and graphics tools Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Web requirements gathering and documentation Required 3 Years 3 - Expert

Drupal Highly desired 1 Years 2 - Proficient

Knowledge of government operations Highly desired 1 Years 2 - Proficient

Web programming languages/tools (eg, HTML; CSS; Javascript;) Nice to have 4 Years 3 - Expert