IT Services Full Stack Developer - Yakima, WA

Employer: City of Yakima

Job Description:
The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
FREE healthcare clinic!
WA State PERS pension plan
1% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
Up to 5% Bilingual/Biliterate English/Spanish special pay
Much more!

High school diploma or GED and four (4) years progressively responsible experience in website design and maintenance including two (2) years planning and developing large-scale or multi-department websites. Experience with websites within the State of Washington is preferred. Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.

Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation regarding applicant's aptitude, character, judgment, credit, driving record and criminal history.


Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Information Technology (IT) Services Manager or designee, exercises independent judgment in analyzing problems, issues and situations; develops and implements recommendations. Organizes, leads, coordinates, facilitates and/or performs the planning, design, development and implementation, organization and maintenance of City web-based services; implements and analyzes program effectiveness; coordinates the collection and analysis of data and other information. Ensures website offers modern functionality and is esthetically pleasing and user friendly. Monitors, delegates and follows-up on assignments to assigned staff. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal standards, rules, regulations and requirements.

Essential Functions
Develops and documents procedures and protocols for the ongoing development and maintenance of the City website, web-related services and Intranet. Consults with departments, consumers and users and provides technical support and training on web development, e-business practices and compliance with associated legal issues including linking, copyrighting, privacy and security. Leads and coordinates planning, design, development and consistency of website and its content.

Identifies website consumer and user needs; develops, prioritizes, plans, leads and evaluates projects and related work activities to address needs. Plans, conducts, facilitates and/or presents materials of a technical nature to meetings that include personnel unfamiliar with technical processes, procedures and jargon. Ensures user groups are updated timely on projects, timelines, budget status and changes.

Administers and maintains multiple web servers: leads and monitors the design, maintenance and upgrade of website and linkages. Programs system features and functions of web servers and search engines. Coordinates data content to web-compatible format including maps, photographs and images. Ensures ease of website navigation through web architectural design.

Troubleshoots problems with servers and software; coordinates with network personnel on hardware and software issues affecting website functionality. Acts as a resource and provides guidance/information to other staff, interns and consultants: provides technical direction; facilitates problem resolution. Assists, trains, mentors and oversees work of team members and subordinate staff as appropriate.

Monitors web logs and traffic to optimize navigation and server performance. Monitors, interprets, assesses and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Documents activities and resource demands; researches, analyzes and makes recommendation regarding website design, upgrades and security. Researches, retrieves, updates and analyzes complex information and data. Formulates related reports including conclusions and recommendations including possible ramifications. Communicates findings and recommendations as needed. Completes required documents to procure contract services: locates, completes and utilizes grants in meeting program objectives.

Monitors and ensures compliance with grant and contract requirements. Works effectively with vendors regarding website development, security and other matters as needed. Works efficiently, professionally and cooperatively with internal and/or external customers, including but not limited to, financial, legal, human resources and public relations personnel regarding web-based services such as grant compliance, financial transactions processed through the web-site, records retention and other legal requirements and related internal control issues. Initiates, develops and maintains positive long-term working relationships with grantors, vendors, contractors, regulatory agencies and co-workers.

May discuss website functionality with community users and provide training and assistance to internal and external users to ease accessibility and utilization of web-site and to facilitate consumer understanding of municipal processes.

May participate in the selection of staff and interns; provide initial orientation and training; review and direct work; and, provide input on performance evaluations as needed.

May provide input for the development of annual budget needs for assigned areas of responsibility.

Creates updates and communicates policies, tasks, workflows and systems as assigned.

May perform duties of assigned staff or provide back-up for and assist other IS personnel.

Contributes to the effective administration of City government by fostering and mentoring an attitude among staff that encourages cooperation and coordination of efforts, productive time management, and efficient use of resources. Provides continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

Requires regular and reliable attendance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Major Worker Characteristics
Knowledge of: organizational needs; services; website design and management; development software including PHP, Wordpress, JavaScript and others as may be needed; principles of project planning coordination and leadership; time management; project coordination; coaching, counseling and motivation; group dynamics; and, program and process evaluation.

Knowledge of: web development, technologies and server platforms; IIS, Apache, REST, HTML, XHTML, CSS; and, web services design principles including cross browser and platform compatibility; accessibility; and, user interface design, information architecture and site optimization. Knowledge of: related software; editing and publishing techniques including photo editing; web compatible file and image formats; and, image manipulation and editing techniques.

Knowledge of applicable federal, state and city laws and ordinances, and City of Yakima policies and procedures. Knowledge of best principles and techniques of work flow and systems analysis; record keeping systems, processes, and practices; municipal records retention procedures, and techniques. Demonstrates knowledge and sound judgement with regard to public disclosure, and confidentiality standards.

Strong working knowledge of: computer spreadsheets; databases; industry applications; Microsoft Office Suite including Excel; and office equipment; professional office procedures and practices. Ability to operate standard office equipment including but not limited to: computer, fax machine, copy machine, telephone etc.

Knowledge of techniques and strategies for dissemination of complex and/or technical written and verbal information to a wide range of individuals, including but not limited to managers, staff, government officials, public and members of the public.

Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, with employees, members of the public representing diverse education and background, and with officials at all levels of government, utilizing well-developed communication skills, both written and oral, with appropriate use of business English including but not limited to correct grammar, vocabulary, letter composition, editing, spelling, and punctuation.

Ability to lead and coordinate the development, coordination and completion of plans, programs and initiatives; clearly and concisely present complex information in both written and verbal formats to people with different technical knowledge and expertise. Must possess the ability to make informative and persuasive presentations to individuals and groups, and participate in public meetings. Must routinely and regularly maintain confidentiality and discretion through all forms of communication.

Ability to configure, maintain and develop applications in various environments; to perform a variety of mathematical computations with ability to read, interpret and analyze complex and technical documents, manuals specifications and reference materials, and to translate analysis into recommendations or reports. Ability to read, research, interpret, apply and explain applicable codes, rules, regulations, policies, and/or procedures. Must possess ability to identify, define and analyze, complex problems and data; establish facts; draw valid conclusions; and implement solutions.

Ability to work independently with self-direction and minimal direction or oversight; maintain sustained attention to detail and work under timeline pressures; prioritize and assign workloads; manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Excellent analytical and organizational skills are essential. Must possess ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and demands.

Ability to establish, facilitate, and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, grantors, other employees, public officials, other government agencies, and members of the public; to consistently demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and respect to individuals, groups and organizations representing a wide diversity of ethnicities, cultures, opinions, and beliefs; train, supervise, plan, organize, and direct the work of others; evaluate performance; provide constructive feedback to subordinates and leadership; develop and implement modern auditing and accountability methods, procedures, forms and records; facilitate and lead cohesive, positive and highly productive work teams with a customer service focus. Ability to positively receive feedback and take direction is essential.

Ability to work extended hours as needed to carry out the responsibilities of the position.


Work is primarily performed in an office environment while sitting or standing at a desk or computer terminal for extended periods of time. Constant use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/ keyboarding and other fine motor skills manipulation while performing duties operating computers, objects, tools or controls and while reaching with hands and arms. Occasionally may lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasionally needs to move around office to access file cabinets, office machinery, to consult or assist others, or other reasons. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs and ladders while maintaining balance. Continuous use of senses including: feeling; talking; hearing; and, seeing while performing duties and communicating with co-workers, general public, and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory to retain and utilize complex/detailed information. Requires stooping, bending, reaching, pulling, lifting, sitting and driving a motor vehicle. May work outside, in remote locations or in noisy work area. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


May carry a cell phone, mobile computing and/or paging devices and respond to problems and issues during non-work hours. May serve in an on-call status as needed which may limit social and travel activities. Works closely with public safety departments and will be exposed to highly confidential, sensitive and possibly disturbing information.

Contact Person:
Phone: (509) 575-6090
Location: City Hall: 129 N. 2nd St. Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $5,754.67 - $6,917.73 MO

Posted on May 05, 2022

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