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Graphic Designer

Recruitment #19-002586-0099

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) provides guidance, analysis, outreach and support to ensure all the state’s natural resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected to achieve its goals for economic, community and environmental vitality.

 

Planning sees Maryland cities, towns and communities as attractive, vibrant places to live, work, play and learn. They grow in ways that add value to the landscape and provide opportunity to new enterprises. Our natural, cultural and historic resources are catalysts that strengthen and renew economic and community development. Planning’s actions change Maryland for the better.

 

Additionally, Planning staff provides outreach and graphics support to coordinate and manage the creative concept, design, production and procurement of projects involving the use of visual communications media.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

To coordinate and manage the creative concept, design, production and procurement of projects involving the use of visual communications media for the Maryland Department of Planning. This person will provide planners, administrators, communications and census staff with professional guidance on a variety of projects needing traditional and/or electronic visual media to effectively communicate information on issues/projects directed to a specific target audience.

POSITION DUTIES

·       To manage and coordinate the creative conceptualization, design and production of print, digital and video material for promotional, outreach and, educational campaigns and special projects.

 

·       To provide digital web-compatible graphic elements for use on the department’s Intranet, Internet sites/pages, and other digital media.

 

·       To supervise and coordinate the design, production and printing of multi-page/multi-color publications such as reports, plans, and guidance documents to provide current planning information to the planning community, state agencies, and the public.

 

·       To coordinate cost estimation and procurement for media projects.

 

·       To manage a digital image library containing photographs, illustrating planning concepts and issues for use in publications, web pages, exhibits and PowerPoint presentations. 

 

·       To provide photographic support for documentation, promotion and training.

 

·       To prepare progress reports on graphic design projects. Maintain line items for position’s tasks in the Communications division work plan on Intranet.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience in graphic design 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Power Point.

 

A strong design background and formal training in the visual communication of ideas and information.

 

The ability to supervise and coordinate the design, production and printing of multi-page/multi-color publications.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

Attn:  For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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