Status:
OPEN
Job ID:
25718
Title:
Web Developer
Applications Invited from Countries:
United States
Job Description

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Requisition Details for: CTDS Web Content Designer - Level 4

Requisition Details

Summary

Requisition ID: CTDS Web Content Designer - Level 4

Requisition Name: Web Content Designer - Level 4

Customer: CT DAS - Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Quantity Requested: 7

Estimated Duration: 1 Year with possible extension

 

Pricing

 

Max Bill Rate: USD 109.00 Per  Hour

Expenses Allowed : No

 

Location

Position Location : Remote

Address

450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 1202   Hartford,  Connecticut    06103

 

 

Custom Fields

 

Location Requirements

 
 

Candidate must be local or willing to commute or relocate. 

 

No preference

 
 

Additional Location Details (City, State) :

 

In addition to submitting a resume through Covendis, each candidate should fill out the following introductory pre-screen form: https://forms.office.com/g/hLXbNKWyhn. notes

 

 

 

Description
 
About the Role

The Content Developer will work closely with our cross-functional project team focused in building and improving the State of Connecticut’s digital government services. The Content Developer will support the mission by assessing customer needs and creating content for websites, knowledgebase hubs, chatbots, and digital applications. An ideal candidate should know content inside and out – how to structure it, how to write it, how to use it in UX design, and how to track it. You must be an expert copywriter, but you must also show a high level of mastery of content taxonomy, SEO, service design, and optimizing customer journeys.  

You will need to have a deep understanding of our audience and be able to clearly communicate how your content will address their needs. In addition, the candidate should show a command of content analysis, as well as creating mobile-first experiences and working across teams. 

Experiences Required for This Role

Content Development – At least 3 years of measurable experience in the following:
•    Developing modern content for large websites with multiple departments and sizable portfolios of services, informational assets, and applications 
•    Creating high level content strategies that focus on logical taxonomies, streamlined user journeys, and human-focused design
•    Planning for the discovery, analysis, segmenting, creation, delivery, tracking, and governance of content
•    Aligning content with business goals, stakeholder objectives, and user needs
•    Inventorying and auditing of content on a local or enterprise level
•    Copywriting – a high proficiency in writing for real people and motivating them to action
•    Conducting in-depth research on industry-related topics to develop original content and optimize current content
•    Creating high quality content pieces that can also be used for content marketing needs, including advertising, social media, and email campaigns
•    Editing content and proofreading material for errors and inconsistencies

SEO and analytics – At least 3 years of experience with the following:
•    Conducting keyword research, developing SEO strategies, and using industry best practices to increase SERP results and build traffic to content
•    Practicing both technical and on-page SEO methodologies to help build Google’s “EAT” objectives 
•    Developing high-impact KPIs and tracking the measurable success of content
•    Using customer research and site analytics to prove that content is meeting user needs

Content Optimization and Governance – At least 3 years of experience and use cases with the following:
•    Defining customers’ needs and identifying content gaps that prevent satisfactory digital experiences
•    Optimizing and categorizing content to align with a service-oriented information architecture
•    Working with subject matter experts to write clear text in plain language that achieves defined goals
•    Reviewing and improving existing content for accuracy, legibility, accessibility, and compliance with State Content Guidelines
•    Structuring content in ways that customers are used to, and knowing the difference between features and benefits
•    Setting up governance models that support the maintenance of content after publishing

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

Content Development
•    Knowledge of Sitecore or a comparable CMS
•    Expert copywriting and editing skills
•    Content marketing
•    SEO and analytics 
•    Knowledge/experience with project management tools (Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, Jira)
•    Effective communication skills
•    High emotional intelligence

Performance in Complex Situations
•    Ability to distill complex concepts into simple ideas
•    Deadline-driven and able to handle simultaneous tasks, using prioritization models and team communication tools
•    Comfort in suggesting better strategies or pointing out risks in current development efforts
•    Dependable, organized, and equally able to work independently as well as in cross-functional team environments

Team Player
•    Supporting teammates’ skills and behaviors through development and delivery
•    Communication and collaboration with multiple departments and stakeholders
•    Creative and analytical thinking with strong problem-solving skills
•    Judgment in dealing effectively and diplomatically with government staff
•    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

Other Desirable Skills
•    Highly proficient in Sitecore
•    Bachelor's degree in UX, Web Design, Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism, or related field
•    3 years of website content development work for a company or institution in a full-time role with defined project-driven goals
•    Experience with chatbots, search consoles, and helpdesk services
•    Proficiency with content tools, especially development, inventory/auditing, and SEO tools
•    A portfolio of published online content
•    Industry certification in a field-related discipline
•    1 year of experience using customer relationship management platforms such as Salesforce
•    1 year of experience using Google Analytics (preferable GA4)
•    1 year of experience using data dashboard software like Power Bi


Administrative Considerations

The Content Developer will work as part of an enterprise digital service team. They will work iteratively on multiple website projects using agile sprints. Work will be assigned based on items in the product backlog associated with Website Improvements. These tasks may be adjusted, reduced, or expanded as the project progresses through various phases. The contract employee shall be expected to maintain and provide written documentation on any work performed in conjunction with this engagement. 

The engagement will be for a term of up to 12 months. All work will be performed in eight (8) hour shifts, Monday to Friday, excluding State holidays. If workflow dictates an on-site presence is not needed, consultant may work remotely. All extended remote work will need approval by Chief Digital Officer or the designated manager. Payment will be on a time and material basis and paid only for hours worked. Travel to various state offices will be required. State Agencies are located in downtown Hartford and the Greater Hartford area. Local Travel Reimbursement is not provided.

Use of State Resources: The contractor will share a dedicated office space and will be provided with all computer hardware and software needed to execute and perform the duties for this program.

Security/Privacy Considerations: Information accessible by the contractor may be sensitive, confidential, or subject to the Privacy Act and/or HIPAA considerations. Contractor personnel must be familiar with and comply with the provisions of appropriate regulations and/or instructions. Signing of a confidentiality agreement will be required. Daily sign-in to the facility may be required. The contractor employee must always display an access badge while present in state facilities. A background check will be required.

 

Schedule

Days: Monday  Yes Tuesday  Yes Wednesday  Yes Thursday  Yes Friday  Yes Saturday  No Sunday  No

Hours/Day: 8

Time Zone: EST

 

Shifts

Start Time

 

End Time

 

Description

 

Active

 

Shift 1

8:00 AM

 

5:00 PM

     

Yes

                 
                 

Qualifications

 

Type

 

Category

 

Qualification

 

Description

 

Competency

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Content marketing

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Salesforce

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

SEO and analytics

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Sitecore

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Web content management systems

 

Knowledge of content management systems

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Writing and Editing Skills

 

 

 

Advanced (7-9 Years)

     
 

Education

 

Others

 

Bachelor's Degree

 

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism, or related field

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)

     
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Communication skills both verbal and written

 

 

 

Proficient (4-6 Years)