Front-End Web Developer, U.S. National Archives

GS-12/13 ($79,720 to $123,234 / per year)
National Archives – College Park, MD

This position will lead enterprise-wide web design efforts with a particular emphasis on Archives.gov, blogs, Presidential Libraries, and related websites.

Duties:
  • Gathers, reviews, and analyzes requirements in collaboration with business owners, project managers, and technical staff. Evaluates digital design projects with respect to usability requirements and audience needs, and recommends changes.
  • Develops advanced experience in creating design mockups, wireframes, storyboards, content maps, user-flows, prototypes to meet user needs, and iterates based on user feedback; navigation, interfaces, layouts, and typography that are focused on user need; and designing and building web pages, user interface features, site animations, data visualizations, and other digital design elements using a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools.
  • Defines user needs, preferences, and behaviors through qualitative and quantitative research and analysis. Implements user-centered design methodologies including interviews, journey mapping, task flow analysis, card sorting, and multivariate testing. Translates findings of user research into tangible design recommendations. Coordinates and conducts usability testing of prototypes and existing digital products with target audiences. Captures target audience feedback and incorporates that feedback into new designs and future iterations.
  • Participates in establishing and enforcing design standards and guidelines for NARA’s digital products. The incumbent collaborates with senior specialist and Creative Services staff to develop recommendations for visual design standards for NARA’s brand identity in the digital space and for maintaining those identity standards in all online channels. Participates in the development, implementation, and promotion of a shared set of digital design guidelines and best practices. Working with senior specialist, assures enforcement of design standards and requirements for multiple digital products and business units across the organization including websites, social media, and mobile applications.
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About Dana Allen-Greil

Dana Allen-Greil is Chief of Web and Social Media at the National Archives and adjunct faculty of Museum Studies at the Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. Her past positions include: Senior Digital Outreach Producer at the National Gallery of Art; Account Director at Ogilvy Public Relations; Adjunct Faculty in Museum Studies at The George Washington University; Chief of Digital Outreach and Engagement at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; and Online Communications & Publishing Coordinator at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Dana holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University.

Dana tweets as @danamuses and blogs at Engaging Museums .