• Austin, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description

Agency Information

The Texas Legislature established the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) in 1907. The agency's key objectives are to promote production agriculture, consumer protection, economic development and healthy living. The agriculture commissioner oversees the agency and is elected every four years. The current commissioner, Todd Staples, was first elected in 2006 and re-elected to a second term in 2010.
TDA is a diversified state agency that provides value-added services through our regulatory and marketing and initiatives. TDA is headquartered in Austin and has five regional service offices, six satellite offices, six laboratories and six livestock export facilities.

Mission: TDA's mission is to partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify our economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate winning strategies for rural, suburban and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in our daily lives. 

Job Description




POSTING #13-36-1







SALARY GROUP: B23 $5,000- $5,300.00/MO.

CLASSIFICATION NO:  0243                                                                            

FLSA:  Exempt



JOB OBJECTIVE:  Serve as the web developer for the Information Resources Department of the Administrative Services Division in the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).  Perform advanced site design and computer programming work. Work involves maintaining all existing TDA web sites, maintaining, developing new TDA website(s) and working with web content managers to keep current information on the existing sites.


  1. Design, develop and implement specialized programs or routines to supplement and enhance web-based applications software using HTML, HTML5, Java/JSP and ASP.NET/C#.
  2. Interact with System and Database Administrators to identify and correct problems with web sites and web applications related to IIS and Microsoft SQL.
  3. Maintain and Enhance TDA’s web Content Management Application using HTML, Java, JSP and Dot Net Nuke (DNN) Content Management System.
  4. Create new websites and web taxonomies using “look and feel” provided by graphics designer, HTML, Java, JSP and Dot Net Nuke Content Management System.
  5. Provide support of web-based application software through diagnosis of problems and implementation of changes to resolve problems and maintain software at the most current level.
  6. Find and implement improvements to the organization and layout of existing sites.
  7. Develop and provide web hits and other statistical reports to requestors.  Analyze the reports to help determine improvements in site layout.
  8. Work with web content managers to define workflow for approving new content.
  9. Ensure all sites meet state/federal requirements including all Department of Information Resources rules and Section 508 web accessibility standards.
  10. Represent TDA at Public Electronic Services on the intranet meetings.
  11. Develop and adhere to standards and procedures for programming.
  12. Ensure all web content managers are following the policies and procedures for updating websites.
  13. Assist web content managers on content updates, as needed.
  14. Develop and maintain policies and procedures for updating existing websites.
    1. Follow all TDA safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.
    2. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.



  1. Perform other duties as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met.)   

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (one year work experience related to the essential duties may substitute for one year of college);
  • Minimum two years of recent work experience with web sites and web-based applications;
  • Work experience in application development;
  • Experience using Java, JSP, and ASP.NET/C#;
  • Experience operating computer equipment and modifying programs for computer applications; and
  • Required to travel up to 5% of the work period;



  • Experience using Dot Net Nuke;
  • Experience using Oracle and PL/SQL; and
  • Experience using Apache Tomcat or similar webserver server.


Additional Information

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met.)  

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of web development, computer programming and systems analysis;
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages, computer operations procedures and systems;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, human relations and organizational skills;
  • Skill in providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers;
  • Ability to prepare program specifications;
  • Ability to code, test and debug computer programs;
  • Ability to interpret technical information relating to computer programming and other areas of data processing;
  • Ability to process information logically;
  • Ability to design programs and systems logic;
  • Ability to anticipate needs and risks;
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;
  • Ability to work successfully under pressure in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment;
  • Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;
  • Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.


ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:  Normal office work environment. May require safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds.  May involve working overtime, to include some evenings and weekends, as needed.  May include travel, occasionally overnight.


A skills exercise will be conducted at the time of the interview.


The Texas Department of Agriculture is an   equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,   color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in recruitment,   selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel   action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which   it sponsors.  Applicants should   communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the   application process to our Human Resources Office at 512-463-7648. 

1-800-RELAY TX (for hearing impaired).


Section 651.005 of the Government Code   requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective   Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a   condition of state employment.


As part of the employment process, TDA   may conduct a driving and criminal background check.  Unsatisfactory information relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment.


Only applicants interviewed will be   notified of their selection or non-selection.   

Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application.


Website: www.TexasAgriculture.gov                  Email: hr@TexasAgriculture.gov


TDA participates in   E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if   necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each   new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
  * E-Verify Participation Poster (English)
* E-Verity Participation Poster (Spanish)
  * Right to Work Poster (English)
  * Right to Work Poster (Spanish)



The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) accepts applications exclusively through the WorkInTexas.com website. Fill out application form completely. If fields are not applicable, enter "NA." Do not leave any fields blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information about registering with Work in Texas and submitting an electronic application, you can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on the WorkinTexas website. Questions directly related to the job posting may be directed to TDA’s Applicant Services Office at (512) 463-7648.