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JUDICIAL BRANCH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS COURTS - Web Developer


Applicant may be required to submit additional material or complete job specific tests for this position.

POSITION: Web Developer PDF form Web Developer
PDF form Judicial Branch Employment Application
(fillable application requires Adobe Reader or Acrobat)
DIVISION: Judicial Management Information Services (JMIS)  
SALARY: $42,175 - Salary at hire to be commensurate with experience.  
BENEFITS: An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time.  
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Skip Robertson, Assistant Director, JMIS  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The AOIC’s JMIS division is seeking to fill a vacancy in its Internet Services Group. The Web Developer works in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment with high visibility in publishing content and maintaining the Illinois Supreme Court’s website. Assignments require communication and coordination with a number of key stakeholders and the timely and accurate preparation and posting of documents and information. Work includes the review, preparation, and generation of complex digital documents, forms, and e-books. Responsibilities also include the design of new web sites/pages, analysis of ever-changing development and design trends, understanding of computers and mobile devices, and the incorporation of effective development techniques in websites and content. Some of the key requirements and duties of this position include:

  • Maintain the Supreme Court's website which requires posting of time sensitive information to judicial stakeholders and visitors who rely on the website for court documents and information.
  • Eye for design and ability to create effective web and content pages. Proficient and knowledgeable of numerous web development tools, including HTML/HTML5, JavaScript / JQuery, .Net, AJAX, Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator or other web development tools.  
  • Experience and knowledge of content management systems is preferred. 
  • Experience with Extensible Stylesheet tools is preferred.
  • Ability to create and prepare digital images, photos, and ‘stories’ using tools like Photoshop.
  • Excellent writing skills necessary to review and create accurate content. 
  • Strong knowledge of computers, accessories, browsers and browser settings is required. 
  • Knowledge of operating system folders, folder structures, and file naming techniques. Understanding of network drive mappings, managing the file size of content, and use of file transfer software is required. 
  • Proven ability to perform thorough testing to prevent errors in online and digital content while designing an efficient user experience.
  • Attention to detail to ensure consistency on the site(s). Implement and support the procedures required to manage content on the Court’s website and produce the required documentation.
  • Experience and knowledge in creating and editing audio and video files and producing multimedia presentations using software tools, such as Sound Forge, Windows Moviemaker, Microsoft Producer and Avid Liquid.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements new and existing technologies and techniques that sustain a professional website for the Court including analysis of trends and usage statistics.
  • Advise on Internet technologies and is a technical authority for web development techniques, industry standards and best practices for web sites and Internet services, including the use of computers and mobile devices to access websites.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of desktop software, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Access and PowerPoint, etc.).  In particular, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel using basic functions and calculations, graphs, statistical calculations, project/time management templates and printing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology or a related field of study. A minimum of four years of hands-on experience in website design/development, creation and use of digital multimedia, and the creation of digital documents and online forms is preferred. Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for the degree.

The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, have the ability to think critically, solve complex issues, strong project and time management skills, be self-motivated and detail-oriented, and be able to prioritize tasks. Must consistently follow defined procedures and use thorough testing discipline with strong attention to detail to ensure website content is current, accurate and reliable.

This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods. This is a professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and the ability to process written documents.  Ability to work additional hours and travel, including overnight stays, as required. Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license and demonstrate proof of automobile insurance to operate a personal vehicle on state business, as well as maintain a safe driving record.

Interested persons should submit - via email - a letter of interest, resume, and completed Judicial Branch Employment Application to:

courtemployment@IllinoisCourts.gov

This position will remain open until filled.  However, those persons submitting materials by
Thursday, November 30, 2017, will be given first consideration. 

 

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