County of Alameda

Web Designer I (#1854)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$36.96-$49.18 Hourly / $2,956.80-$3,934.40 BiWeekly /
$6,406.40-$8,524.53 Monthly / $76,876.80-$102,294.40 Yearly


Under supervision, to maintain web page content, to create graphic design and develop and maintain County Intranet and Internet web pages and sites in accordance with department requirements and within County standards; and to perform related work as required.



The classification of Web Designer I is the entry level class in a flexibly staffed classification series, located in the Information Technology Department (ITD). Incumbents utilize specialized web technology and tools to manage and maintain content on the County Intranet and Internet web pages/sites, and are involved with the performance of information processing and output functions with respect to the full range of systems utilized by and between ITD and all of its customer departments/agencies for the benefit of those departments/agencies.

Web Designer Is are expected to flexibly promote to the higher level class of Web Designer II upon a positive performance evaluation and successful demonstration of proficiency to perform the duties of the higher level classification.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Processes work requests for changes and maintenance to the content of departmental/agency web sites.

2. Confers with department/agency users to identify web content requirements and establishes appropriate parameters; translates informational and esthetic content into a functional website within County standards.

3. Organizes and arranges the manner in which web data is displayed to increase user functionality.

4. Edits and maintains web pages and sites, including testing content using web-development tools; testing website accessibility and functionality from a variety of environments.

5. Gathers and integrates aesthetic design layout and formats and posts content on the appropriate web portals and sub-sites.

6. Maintains knowledge of current web site development practices, applications and technology.

7. Evaluates and recommends basic enhancements that facilitate efficient production and effective content design improvements to County Internet/Intranet web pages/sites.

8. Researches, analyzes, troubleshoots and resolves complex web site content issues.

9. Creates templates of approved web page layout.

10. Develops web pages/sites using the County’s web content management tool.

11. Monitors the team’s support mailbox to ensure timely processing and completion of requests.

12. Assures web-based information is archived for future reference and access.

13. Contributes directly to every aspect of video production from scripting to storyboarding to filming and editing.

14. Acts as Producer/Director/Videographer on assigned projects, or assists the assigned Producer/Director/Videographer as appropriate.



The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience developing or managing web site/page content, and performing basic computer graphic web design.


Completion of 30 semester, or 45 quarter units of Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Graphics, or Web Design courses from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Web content management, web programming languages and computer graphic applications.
• Web design layout and formatting.
• Web site operating systems and servers.
• Industry standard video production tools is desired.
• Principles of problem solving and research.
• Video production and editing technologies is desired.

Ability to:

• Learn and use new and emerging web technology applications and tools related to web page and web site maintenance and design.
• Work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
• Identify problems, research and examine alternatives, make recommendations and implement improvements and/or corrective changes to maintain Internet and Intranet websites.
• Adhere to County standards and procedures for web site and web page maintenance.
• Perform design layout for websites and learn more advanced features that can be incorporated into a website.
• Use the County’s Web Content Management tool.
• Create templates of approved web site layout.
• Learn and work on technologies, applications and tools used by the department.
• Exercise judgment and initiative.
• Work under pressure and deadlines, effectively prioritizing assignments.
• Perform quality assurance testing on new web content design, updates, edits and improvements.
• Train department/agency users in the use of web applications and tools and appropriate operating procedures.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of business.
• Translate ideas and concepts into video elements and implement them if video is required for a project.
• Schedule, coordinate, and execute multiple simultaneous projects from pre-production through post-production is desired.
• Use professional video camera and other related accessories is a plus.

Newspec: 1854
LC:cs 1/20/16
CSC Date: 2/17/16