Civic Technologist Web Developer

Seattle City Hall
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Created: June 22, 2016


The City of Seattle, Office of the City Clerk, is seeking an experienced technologist with an interest in advancing the effectiveness of City government. This is an opportunity to implement innovative technologies that facilitate open data and civic engagement. You will work with data owners and research professionals to evaluate, design, develop, and implement solutions. In this role, you will support our existing systems while designing our future. This position affords growth and an opportunity for you to explore database systems, programing languages, civic data, and web design.

This position offers a starting annual salary range of $88,000 - $96,000 negotiable depending on experience.

The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for publishing meeting agendas, proposed and passed legislation for the Seattle City Council.  In addition to this legislative data, the City Clerk's office provides online access to active and historical City records.  This role is responsible for the accurate and effective presentation of data to City employees and the general public.

Leverage Existing Data and Systems
• Configure and maintain computer servers hosting databases and websites using Microsoft Windows Server, Internet Information Server, Apache, MSSQL, MySQL, VMWare and Linux
• Research and evaluate new approaches and third party systems.  Demonstrate and make recommendations as to their suitability for required tasks
• Attend, participate, and stay informed in discussions relating to and advancing open-data and open-government
• Maintain a good understanding of legislative document formatting standards
• Create and maintain database systems and user interface forms to facilitate entry and edit
• Master existing City Clerk and legislative information systems and collaborate with vendors to maximize access
• Optimize and maintain custom databases and applications
• Develop scripts, routines, and queries to facilitate the integration of systems
• Create programs and routines to automate the extract and format of text from documents and databases

Facilitate System Integration and Controls
• Ensure consistency of shared data elements across interrelated systems.  Manage changes and coordinate teams.  Understand relevant content and communicate interdependencies
• Engage with users, data owners and researches to improve access and open availability of City data

Manage Systems and Projects
• Document systems and processes.  Create process diagrams, training materials, and troubleshooting guides
• Develop security and privacy plans for public facing systems and interfaces
• Provide user support and training for systems and interfaces
• Develop policies and practices governing the publishing and organization of legislative material and associated matter
• Develop and execute open-data and open-government strategies for the Office of the City Clerk
Minimum Qualifications
• The equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Library Science, or equivalent professional work experience
• Detailed practical knowledgeable and demonstrated competence in computer programming, data management methodologies, database systems (MS-SQL, MySQL)
• Proven ability to work successfully and effectively in a team-based setting
• Proven ability to solve problems independently using analytical and logical skills
• Excellent grammar, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Desired Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience building compelling web applications and user interfaces
• Knowledge or expertise with Open data, Open government or Civic Technology
• Knowledge or experience with library science and/or research of government, legal or historical documents
• Knowledge or expertise with website accessibility
• Experience with server technology in an enterprise environment
• Web development, coding or application development experience
• Superior customer service skills
• Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
• Excellent judgment, ability to work independently, self-motivated and able to take initiative

Application Instructions
Submit a cover letter and resume describing how your education and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications.

Please contact Jane Park at (206) 233-2025 or if you have questions.

The Legislative Department values diverse perspective and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Job #2016-00852


Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 19:22 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC