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Graphic Designer

Administrator II - 437840

Recruitment #22-002587-0143


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


State Salary Grade 17
Salary Range: $54,922 - $80,153 (with progression to $88,315) 
*State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees.



Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The graphic designer will report to the Deputy Director of Marketing, Strategy and Special Projects and work closely with the Office of Communications and Community Engagement and the Office of Human Resources teams to develop compelling and effective design concepts to support a variety of communications products including: digital (social media art/email templates/newsletters), print (1 pagers, brochures, collateral/materials, posters, signage), web pages, presentations, etc. The graphic designer will work on various communication projects with a focus on supporting the Office of Human Resources initiatives both internally and externally. The graphic designer will support the communications design team to help ensure quality agency branding and messaging is applied to all developed materials.


Utilizes design software such as Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) to create manuals, booklets, and visual graphics.
  • Creates content/graphics for social media and web platforms.
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations and visually appealing excel sheets.
  • Translates complex data into impactful charts, and graphs.
  • Designs and develops templates that can be used by MSDE team members. 
  • Develops and designs single pagers, signage, job description templates, and social media recruitment graphics.
  • Develops and creates content layout programs to design brochures, reports and additional printed material for internal and external publications and newsletters.
  • Creates design elements for displays, conferences.
  • Consults with the Office of Communications and Community Engagement and the Office of Human Resources and manages timelines and deadlines
  • Assists with tracking projects and manages project timelines to meet deadline.
  • Supports and assists with Communication projects for MSDE initiatives, including displays, overall branding, working with vendors.
  • Provides support for photography and visual aids as needed.
  • Oversees graphics related small procurement/ printing/ works with consultants as needed.


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

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

  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 general 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Proficient with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) to create effective graphics for web and printed. communications pieces (for example: annual reports, manuals, brochures, and trade show displays. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Proficient with Press-press and knowledge of print production.
  • Experience with SharePoint and WordPress is highly desired.
  • Marketing and public relations experience a plus.
 *Candidates will be required to provide an online portfolio that reflects a strong understanding of web/print design concepts as outlined above in the interview process.


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.


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees.


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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The resulting list of qualified candidates will be in effect for at least one year.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government online application for employment -AND- submit their professional resume including a link to their professional portfolio. The application and resume must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the minimum qualifications for the position. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-333-8950 or mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Individuals with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

All application materials must be received in our office by the Closing Date.

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