Job Description :
Web Specialist - Level 3 Toronto, ON Start Date 2021-01-11 End Date 2021-03-31 Description MSP Notes Shortlisting Date: Wednesday, January 6th at 2:00 pm EST Maximum number of Candidate Submissions: 1 (One) Must haves: Demonstrated experience installing, configuring, and using WordPress 5+ years of web-based development with demonstrated expertise in designing and developing public-facing websites. 5+ years of experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS Note Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Hybrid" due to COVID-19 related WFH direction. Once OPS staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request will be required to work onsite as well. - Responsibilities Review current website and OPS web standards and assess and identify gaps. Work with MFPB and CSC to come up with a new design for the web site allowing for the potential integration of interactive reporting and analytics software to replace the csv files currently being used. Implement all required changes to existing web page to deliver the enhanced web site design. Assist in selecting, installing and configuring a Web Development tool (e.g. Wordpress) to assist in maintaining the website. Develops, updates, analyzes and edits content and functionality for websites; integrating web initiatives into existing templates. Review and ensure websites are standards compliant for the Government of Ontario. Review and advise on current effectiveness of websites (e.g. metrics and SEO) and provide recommendations. Document best practices for ongoing maintenance of the Government of Ontario web presence. General Skills Experience in analysis, development, design, testing and implementation of websites Experience in accessibility testing and knowledge of accessibility principles and internationally recognized guidelines Awareness of emerging trends and directions in web and their application within the Government framework Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Developer Skills Experience in standard web programming environments (e.g. HTML5, CSS3, XML, Javascript, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby.ASP, Java) Knowledge of Open Source software initiatives (e.g. Linux, WordPress, Drupal, Solr, Git, Apache) Familiarity with LAMP software stack and common variations Experience in migrating sites among various technology platforms User Experience Designer Skills Experience in interface design and testing Experience designing websites for multiple languages and audiences Proficiency with recognized methodologies for usability testing Information Architect Skills Proficiency in constructing information architecture for sites Experience in developing metadata templates for sites Inventory of sites and content mapping to new templates Desirable Skills Experience in migrating sites among various technology platforms Knowledge of business planning and websites within the OPS Ability to work with multiple stakeholders Knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Content Management Detailed knowledge of the Government of Ontario web standards, governance and legislative framework Experience in converting variable source document formats into accessible content Experience to edit content Ability and proven technical knowledge in the area of mobile Application Architect Skills Knowledge and experience with current web technologies and open source and cloud architectures, such as open source content management solutions ( e.g. WordPress, various Search engines and web development frameworks and APIs), including design criteria, security and recovery procedures, code management and deployment practices, as well as experience in the development/preparation of technical specifications for installation, testing frameworks, and performance of integrated, multi- service systems. Knowledge of PHP, Java, JavaScript, Angular, Node, MySQL, MongoDB, Drupal, Twig, and Elasticsearch Assess performance and capacity of existing systems and make architectural recommendations for improving performance; and to develop/prepare technical documentation and architectural artefacts. Experience applying industry web and security standards and best practices Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements Technical Skills 50% Demonstrated experience installing, configuring and using a Web Development tool (e.g. WordPress) 5+ years of web-based development with demonstrated expertise designing and developing web sites. 5+ years of experience with HTML, XML, J2EE and other web-based development tools used. Expertise in using CSS files to manage the presentation layer of a web site. Application Skills & Knowledge 50% Demonstrated experience designing and developing websites that are compliant with accessibility requirements of the government of Ontario (AODA Demonstrated experience developing web sites and pages that adhere to corporate design and presentation standards Demonstrated experience working with content similar to FIR website -