Full Time Front-end Developer/Designer - Emerging Media Unit

Closing Date: 
9/16/2019 11:59 PM Central
Job Description: 


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Salary: $60,840.00 - $94,099.20 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Johnston - 50131 - Polk County, IA

Job Number: 20-00513


This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Public Television. 

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is seeking a Front-End Developer/Designer to assist with the creation and maintenance of various digital platforms. The Front-End Developer/Designer will design platforms to meet the station's digital distribution needs and will work with other staff members on the creation of interactive online elements to promote broadcast and digital programming.

The Front-End Developer/Designer will also keep up to date on industry trends for making improvements to the state website and will collaborate with other Emerging Media staff to test new projects across various devices for best user experience and review current site for performance and accessibility.

Duties consist of

Platform Design: Creates visual prototypes (from wireframes to full visual designs) to establish platform's UI/UX while taking into consideration search engine optimization, responsiveness, accessibility, etc. 

Platform Development

Collaborate with Back-End Developer to translate approved visual mock-ups into code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) to build accessible, user-friendly websites and interactive experiences. 

Project Management

Work across teams to lead projects focused on the development and maintenance of platforms and interactive experiences.

Testing & Performance

Collaborate with Back-End Developer on conducting testing of new projects across various devices and browsers for best user experience. Review site regularly for maximum performance, SEO, and accessibility, and make consistent website enhancements to improve user experience. 

IPTV is a State of Iowa agency providing excellent benefits: 


Please include a sample of your current portfolio with application.


086 Business Systems Analyst
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in identifying, documenting, and analyzing business requirements and proposing large and/or complex technology solutions, serving as a conduit for communications between business users and information technology.


133 Programming Languages
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of any programming languages.


198 HTML
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the HTML syntax and basic language components. 


436 JAVAScript
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in this computer language for Internet development; the candidate either has it or does not.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to two years of full-time work: operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/ delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites;


an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the completion of an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with state government; or eighteen semester hours of accredited post high school course work in one of the specialty areas listed above; or certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer in an area directly related to one of the specialty areas listed above, for the required education;


an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for thirty semester hours of the required education;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to six months of full-time work as an Information Technology Specialist 3.

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