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Graphic Designer (Substitute)

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Position Information

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Classification Title Graphic Designer
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date: 07/01/2016
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: NBU323
Job Open ID: NBU323
Position Title: Graphic Designer (Substitute)
Location 40-Saddleback/IVC
Department Administration (SC-038-000)
Term: Short-term
Salary Schedule Link: $ 28.48/hr eff. 07/01/16
Pay Basis: Hourly
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Hours per week: Varies as needed.
Work Schedule Varies as needed.
Receives Benefits: No
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Additional Information

Summary Description:

The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.

Under general supervision of assigned supervisor and/or graphics staff, produces a variety of publication, graphic design, and instructional graphics; assists other staff in the design of publications and materials; coordinates and participates in the production of the annual schedule of classes and student handbook, involving computer applications, graphic design, concept development, and layout; performs a variety of duties related to the production of signage; operates and maintains a variety of equipment used in the production of graphic materials; and performs a variety of technical duties relative to assigned area.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the journey level class within the Graphic Designer series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Senior Graphic Designer in that the latter assumes responsibility for coordinating and producing the most complex graphic design materials and serving as a lead worker on assigned projects. Employees at the Graphic Designer level have the ability to work independently and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The following duties are only a pertial list, please refer to the Job Duties tab for more. Design, compose, and produce a variety of publication, graphic design, and instructional graphic materials including brochures, posters, fliers, newsletters, logos, signs, program announcements and related materials; create and cut mats; mount and laminate artwork. Assist administrative, classified, and certificated staff in designing, composing and producing graphic materials as necessary. Utilize and maintain a computer and a wide variety of graphic software, graphic techniques, desktop publishing techniques, production equipment and supplies to assist in preparing and/or designing layouts and producing graphic materials; ensure proper storage and backup of computer files; recommend new systems and software to improve production quality. Coordinate schedule of classes edits and updates with College staff; resolve design problems; advise College and District staff of effective reproduction and layout techniques for assigned publications. Assist in the establishment of production schedules and priorities to meet deadlines; monitor and track projects to ensure proper and timely completion of assigned publications. Assist in determining work to be completed by outside vendors for assigned publications; assist in preparing project specifications and in selecting appropriate vendor; assist in working with vendors to ensure proper reproduction quality of publications.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of visual communication, graphic design, and print production. Principles and practices of graphic composition, design, illustration, and production. Basic operational characteristics of desktop publishing and graphics materials and tools used in the area of assignment. Methods and techniques of page layout, drawing, sign layout, and photo manipulation software. Operation and use of design and graphic equipment including cameras, computers, printers, plotters, and scanners. Principles and procedures of recordkeeping. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:

Plan and organize assigned publications to ensure quality publications are completed in a timely and cost effective manner. Compose, design, and develop a variety of instructional graphics including posters, flyers, and signs. Perform desktop publishing functions utilizing applicable computer software and graphics materials. Manipulate images, design, and layout printed materials. Operate a variety of design, scanning, computer and camera equipment. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:
Education/Training:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in graphic design, visual communications, or a related field. Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the development of graphic materials for visual communication.

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Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; work with graphic design equipment and machinery; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, academic and classified staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, DOJ background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees. It is the employee’s responsibility to pay costs associated with Pre-Employment Live Scan Fingerprinting. The fee is approximately $50. Please note that all NBU positions are paid once per month. The NBU pay period runs from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. They are paid the month after on the 10th. Upon successful completion of the Human Resources NBU pre-employment process, NBU employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated. NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. NBU employees working as Classified substitutes for vacant positions may be able to serve up to 90 calendar days while the District recruits to fill the position. NBU positions do not offer benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.

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