About Frank Branker Senior (Retired)

Search Engine Optimization / Content Marketing

Self Employed SEO / Web Developer
September 2015 – Present (Ottawa, Canada Area)
Search Engine Optimization / Content Marketing
Currently doing this type of work from the comforts of my home.

Systems Administrator / Website Technologies

Canadian Embassy Washington
June 2004 – Present (12 years 6 months, now retired)
2015 – (Present Retired) Worked at the Embassy of Canada for the Canadian defence liaison staff Washington (CDLSW) in the capacity of Web Solutions Manager as part of the Systems Administration team.

Liaison with National Defence senior analyst in web solutions and information management in the development and deployment of the CDLS(W) intranet and Internet web portal using the Web Experience Toolkit (WET) to meet the current CLF standards.

My job involved meeting with the various content providers in my department to listen to their needs and developing a wire frame including navigation to present to the various content providers for approval.

The final plans were then submitted to Vice-CChief of the Defence Staff Chief Information Officer for approval.

In addition to supporting two websites, I also provide content management training and support to new and existing CDLS(W) website content owners in the proper use of the GPS system to meet the Government of Canada current common look and feel standards

I also provide a full range of technical support to all CDLS(W) users including LRA services, help desk users support, DWAN account, password reset, Blackberry server support, classified and un-classified video conferencing support.

Web, Multi-Media & Internet technologies

Embassy of Canada (Washington)
March 2006 – July 2011 (5 years 5 months)Embassy of Canada Washington
In my previous position, I worked for the Digital Advocacy Research Group in the capacity of Web, e-publications and Technology Administrator.

My duties included being part of a team that developed the following websites: CanadianInternational.gc.ca/Washington; Connect2Canada.com; and CanadianAlly.com.

I worked extensively with DFAIT – Ottawa to transition the previous Canadian Embassy Website onto the current Interwoven Content Management platform.

I also provided timely web development, design, and maintenance services for all websites managed by The Public Affairs department at the Embassy of Canada in response to clients’ request including the creation of alerts and RSVP pages through Grassroots Multiplier and the interwoven content management system.

Maintain the department database including the uploading, downloading and archiving of event data for our nine event fields. In addition, my responsibilities include a weekly database back and archiving of members data in the Grassroots Multiplier.

Manage (with the embassy Administration section) the media equipment in the Media briefing Center to record and edit live multimedia communications of events such as press conferences or official briefings.

I also incorporated new media technologies and multimedia content solutions to enhance functionality of all Public Affairs websites.  Including editing audio/video files to produce weekly podcast and media audio or video transcripts as required by the department.

Web Developer

Railway Association of Canada
January 1998 – August 2002 (4 years 8 months)