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Web Specialist, Knowledge Management Division, Communications Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
Deadline September 11, 2015

1 Web Specialist
Permanent, (CUPE 543.3)    

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Communications, the Web Specialist will support the development,
updating, and maintenance of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website, intranet, e- Learning courses, and associated web based applications. The Web Specialist will proactively identify and support web-based initiatives that enhance the reach and effectiveness of Health Unit programs and services. As part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team, the Web Specialist will assist the Health Unit in fulfilling its responsibilities consistent with the expectations of the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008) and other relevant legislation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, measure, and maintain the corporate website, intranet, and e-Learning courses.
  • Monitor, maintain, and manage Drupal Content Management System.
  • Write reliable, reusable, documented code/scripts to perform the assigned actions.
  • Convert visual mock ups into HTML and CSS with proper commenting in code.
  • Assist with the design, planning, development, maintenance, and updating of the all Health Unit websites and e-Learning courses.
  • Maintain required corporate images, branding, and messages across all forms of web communication.
  • Ensure all websites are Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant.
  • Perform other communication requirements as outlined in the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008) and the Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards.
  • Ensure that all websites, e-Learning courses, and web based applications adhere to all privacy requirements outlined in the Health Unit’s Privacy Policies.
  • Must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.


The position requires:

  • A Diploma in Internet Applications and Web Development or a related field from an accredited college.
  • At least four years of experience developing web-based interactive programs.
  • Experience with the Drupal Content Management System.
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems.
  • Experience using email marketing service providers.
  • Experience using MySQL or other database programs.
  • Experience using web analytics and reporting services.
  • A strong background in Internet based learning, education, and data management.
  • A strong understanding of W3C standards and accessibility (AODA) standards.
  • A working knowledge of designing, implementing, and testing dynamic Web applications built on Java, Python or PHP.
  • Experience working with Secure Credit Card Transaction over the web and PayPal.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, cascading style sheets, XHTML 1.0, Unix/Linux, Apache, Windows, and web application software (e.g., Flash,
  • Captivate)
  • Creative thinking
  • Experience developing User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX)
  • Keeps up to date with innovations and advances in web development and relevant web- based applications
  • Commitment to evidence-based project/resource development, implementation, and evaluation
  • High personal motivation, self-management, and detail-orientation
  • Capacity to learn quickly and in a self-directed fashion
  • Motivation to engage in and manage a wide range of tasks
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • An ongoing commitment to pursue relevant professional development opportunities
  • A valid Ontario Driver's licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours
  • A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant cost.


The following would be considered strong assets for this position:

  • Competence in both official languages.

Application Process

Qualified applicants are invited to forward a résumé and cover letter in confidence by email to with Reference #47, Attn: Dan Sibley, Manager, Human Resources before 4:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 11, 2015.

Your interest in a positon with the Windsor Essex County Health Unit it appreciated, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.