County of Alameda

Associate Web Designer (#1863)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$36.15-$43.91 Hourly / $2,892.00-$3,512.80 BiWeekly /
$6,266.00-$7,611.07 Monthly / $75,192.00-$91,332.80 Yearly


This flexibly staffed classification series specification describes the entry-level in the Web Designer series. Under close supervision and in the capacity of a trainee, to learn to maintain web page content, to create graphic design, and to 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 Associate Web Designer is a multidisciplinary, entry-level classification in the Web Designer series located in the Information Technology Department (ITD). Incumbents are assigned duties of a well-defined nature, and their work is subject to detailed and frequent review. As incumbents become more experienced, detailed reviews will become less frequent, and assignments may be of greater scope and responsibility. 

The Associate Web Designer classification works as a junior member of the Web team and utilizes specialized web technology and tools to manage and maintain content on the County Intranet and Internet web pages/sites and is 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.

Associate Web Designers are eligible to promote to the higher-level classification of Web Designer I upon a positive performance evaluation and successful demonstration of proficiency to perform the essential 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 simple changes and maintenance to the content of departmental/agency websites. 
  2. Designs and implements graphical elements for websites within County standards; translates informational and aesthetic content into functional web content 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 and testing website accessibility and functionality from a variety of environments.
  5. Maintains knowledge of current website development practices, applications, and technology. 
  6. Evaluates and recommends basic enhancements that facilitate efficient production and effective content design improvements to County Internet/Intranet web pages/sites.
  7. Researches, analyzes, troubleshoots, and resolves complex website content issues.
  8. With guidance, develops web pages/sites using the County’s web content management tool.



The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience developing or managing website/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 (1) 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.
  • Website operating systems and servers. 
  • Principles of problem solving and research.
Ability to:

  • Learn and use new and emerging web technology applications and tools related to web page and website 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 website 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.
  •  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. 
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of business. 
  • Schedule, coordinate, and execute multiple simultaneous projects from pre-production through post-production.


NewSpec 1863
NLB:ac  3/18/19
CSC Date:  05/08/19
SK:saa Revised 12/19/2023
CSC Date:01/10/24

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