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Web Design and Content Specialist

This position will support the development, design, and maintenance of DEQ's website and web content and support agency-wide communications and public relations activities. This position will also promote mission-centric education initiatives and oversee important web development tasks, including maintaining the agency's six social media pages, updating and managing the agency's internal and external web pages, creating videos and other outreach materials, and redesigning the agency's home page in collaboration with other staff. 

Example of Duties:

  • Design and develop DEQ internal and external web pages and applications to align with customer needs; uses webmaster tools (i.e., HTML Code, plug-ins, scripts, etc.) to improve user experience; fixes links and graphics to ensure proper display; ensures site content is organized, up-to-date, logical, accurate, and user-friendly; responds to webmaster emails; maintains web page subscription lists and email distribution lists.
  • Works with IT staff and designers to redesign and test websites across browsers, operating systems, and devises; makes recommendations on content and provides ideas for enhancing the agency's internal and external websites; uses web analytics to generate reports; makes recommendations to optimize website usability.
  • Creates textual, graphical, video, and other multimedia content for web pages and social media platforms to promote agency activities
  • Develops social media campaigns to drive community engagement and ensures all published content meets style and standards for the agency and State of Idaho
  • Addresses social media audiences through private messages and public comments.
  • Assists with the development of public information and participates in public meetings and outreach activities; works with staff on needs relating to public information; develops and distributes information to the public and media in accordance with journalistic and agency standards, including news releases, public comments, public notices, rule-making proceedings, etc.
  • Develops in-depth knowledge of statewide and regional air, water, and waste issues to support communication and outreach activities; assists with a variety of routine to complex duties that support DEQ's communications goals and objectives, and decisions to ensure all published content on the website, social media, in news releases, or other digital materials meet the style and standards of the agency. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: Producing content including written copy, photos, graphics and video for websites and other publications and distributing those materials to various media and other interested parties; supervision.

Experience: Using journalistic styles and techniques including writing, researching and editing, photography and videography principles and practices; developing presentations displays, brochures and other outreach materials; and developing and delivering oral presentations to diverse groups including complex topics.

Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):

  • DEQ - Web Development: This position requires in depth knowledge of web design concepts to include html coding, good knowledge of web editing programs, graphic editing applications with knowledge of CGI scripting languages and relational database applications and structures, this must include security procedures. Typically met by at least 2 years of experience in website/web page design, development and analysis of web sites and systems including basic principles of site management, business strategies and information architecture.

Supplemental Information:Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
  • Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
  • Some travel may be required

The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver's license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

To protect human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water.
If you have questions, please contact us at:

Phone: (208) 373-0333