1062 Web Designer & Front End Developer

IS Programmer Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1062-065115


RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME, BUT NOT BEFORE June 1, 2015.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. 

Position Description:
Under general supervision, the Web Designer & Front End Developer position will be with the Department of Technologies Web Content Services division.  The incumbent will work closely with City departments to define business requirements for web sites, media and web services; analyzes how best to satisfy those requirements through the use of information technology; prepare specifications; design and develop web sites; and prepares documentation.

Essential Duties include the following:
- Design and develop web enabled software code in support of the City website using usability and accessibility best practices.
- Create design proposals and wireframes reflecting customer requirements.
- Deliver code, designs, media and interactive components for the City’s websites using the City’s web content management system.
- Provide website design, development, enhancements, testing, training, documentation, implementation, support.
- Assist in design, compile and generate reports, and presentations as needed.
- Maintains operational status of web sites on the City’s web content management system.
- Assists in developing and implementing operational policies to ensure the efficient operation of section or program.
- Assist in training users and provide technical consultation to clients and IS/non-IS professionals.
- Related duties as required.

Work Location: Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology located at One South Van Ness, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. However, there may be situations where the incumbent may be required to work at other sites throughout the City and County of San Francisco.

Nature of Work:
The position may require sufficient physical strength and coordination for lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying the weight of computer systems equipment. The position may also require the following: bending, stooping and/or crawling in order to install or repair computer systems hardware, hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for taking apart casings, installing parts and reconnecting computer systems hardware. Depending on location the incumbent may be exposed to or affected by extensive VDT exposure.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, management information systems, data processing, electrical engineering, or a closely related field; AND

2. Two (2) years of Web Content Management experience; AND 

3. Two (2) years of Web Design, Design Template Development & Deployment experience.

Substitution: Applicants may substitute additional qualifying experience for the required education. One year (2000 hours) of qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/ 45 quarter units.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

- Include a website link to one's online design portfolio.
- Experience with hands-on coding in CSS, HTML (preferably HTML5 and CSS3).
- Experience using AJAX, JAVASCRIPT, jQuery.
- Experience with web graphic design and graphic design software such as Photoshop.
- Experience in developing web sites using Web content management such as Drupal.
- Experience with mobile and responsive web designs and solutions.
- Experience designing and developing effective designs and user interface solutions for web applications.
- Experience developing cross browser/platform compliant code.
- Experience applying usability and accessibility best practices.
- Proven ability to analyze problems and recommend application of technology for solutions.
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written; intense client service orientation.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the 1062 Web Designer & Front End Developer
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Ryan Lim, by telephone at 415-581-4065, or by email at ryan.lim@sfdpw.org.


Selection Procedures

Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight: 100%):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities required for class 1062 Web Designer & Front End Developer, which may include but are not limited to: Knowledge of web graphic design; Ability to code HTML and CSS; Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3; Knowledge of Java Script/J-Query; Ability to implement Web Content Management solutions; Ability to communicate both orally and written. 

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the supplemental questionnaire in order to be reviewed in the rating process.  A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be ranked on the eligible list. 

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Security Clearances and Background Investigation:
Candidates for Department of Technology are required to have a thorough background investigation to determine the candidates’ suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include: but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Department of Technology.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456  Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Terms of the Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Position Based Testing:

Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Veteran’s Preference:

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:

Copies of Application Documents:

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States

Combined Promotive and Entrance
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Announcement No: PBT-1062-065115
Issued: May 18, 2015 
GSA - RL (415) 581-4065


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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