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Graphic Designer

Opening Date:  Friday, September 7, 2018

Closing Date:   Friday, September 21, 2018

Salary Range:  Excepted Service, Grade 5 ($59,702 to $89,553)

Residency:  District of Columbia residents will receive prioritized review 

 

This position is located in the Office of Communications in the Executive Office of the Mayor.Incumbent serves as a Graphic Designer responsible for creating visual concepts by hand or using computer software to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. Assists in developing layout and production designs for agency advertisements, brochures, and reports. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES 

  • Designs and prepares layouts of flyers, signs, brochures, posters, and other materials which may be included in pamphlets, or other publications for printing and dissemination to the public. 
  • Meets with program managers concerning wants and needs for design and production of illustrative and attractive visual information products for print applications or web applications. 
  • Provides creative design to support agency wide programs. Assists in the creation ofpurchase orders to secure vendors for printing and other needs to execute graphic design work for projects and programs. 
  • Receives assignments regarding request for the design and production of visual aids and materials to be used in communication of information. 
  • Designs information for presentation at meetings, conferences, and special events. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

REQUIERED BACKGROUND

  • Knowledge ofthe printing processes as it relates to the preparation of graphic design and artwork. 
  • Knowledge of reproduction and principles of artistic design and display in order to effectively communicate information through the use of visual materials and application ofthe principles to the field of visual communications. 
  • Knowledge of and literacy in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design, Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), all of which are instrumental to the development of publications, guidelines and reports. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

 

DOMICILE REQUIREMENT

There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

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