Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Visual Media Designer 2

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Recruitment #200611-9123ET-001

Introduction

 

 

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and environment as well as making affordable, clean and reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state.  The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in building Connecticut’s green economy and fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future.

 

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor owned electric, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state's cable television companies.  Ensuring affordable and reliable service from these sectors is critical to maintaining public health and safety and a thriving economy in the state of Connecticut.  PURA is statutorily charged with regulating many aspects of Connecticut's utility sector, including but not limited to: ensuring the prudence of electric system modernization, natural gas system expansion and water system infrastructure investments, reviewing mergers and acquisitions in all the above regulated sectors, conducting periodic utility rate cases, overseeing service quality, safety, and investment for the state's telecommunications infrastructure, and implementing federal requirements for natural gas pipeline safety.

 

PURA currently has a job opportunity for a Visual Media Designer 2. The Visual Media Designer 2 would report to PURA’s Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications and will be responsible for providing communications, marketing and graphic design assistance.  This position may serve as liaison between press and media outlets and the Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications, assist in the planning and coordination of public events related to agency work, assist in any PURA internal and external publications, and oversee special projects, such as the design and production of an agency logo.  The person in this role may be asked to attend public meetings, forums and events to assist in running a presentation and gathering press and media content such as photos.  Ongoing support of special communications projects will be required.

 

The position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.

 

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

 

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP Human Resources. DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

 

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your SPAM/Junk folders.  You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the design and preparation of hardcopy and electronic print formats for use on websites and printed materials and in the creation of visual representation or supporting media for complex engineering projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs the most complex duties in design and preparation of hardcopy and electronic graphic artwork using various media, including representation of or creation of supporting media for engineering projects; confers with supervisors and others as to most appropriate media and method of design; makes freehand sketches and designs for special projects; provides consultation and instruction in special media techniques necessary to obtain the desired results; designs and prepares camera-ready material; produces displays including posters and film slides and builds three-dimensional scale models for either departmental use or public exhibit; performs a full range of graphic art activity; may design and maintain websites; performs related duties as required.

Specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Makes recommendations to the Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications on new communications initiatives;
  • Advises the Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications on the creation and implementation of internal standard operating procedures related to communications;
  • Assists in the development of presentations;
  • Assists in the management of all website and social media platforms;
  • Assists in the development of media contacts and advises the Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications regarding external communications, including drafting press releases and reviewing proposed media responses; and
  • May represent PURA on communication-related groups or initiatives at the direction of the Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the most effective techniques and methods used in graphic art, including freehand drawing, media materials such as water colors and oils, photographic art, and three-dimensional presentations; knowledge of and ability to utilize computer software including publishing and graphic design software; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to comprehend and interpret plans and cross-section and contour data; ability to do highly creative work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in commercial or illustration art, or engineering drafting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in planning, designing, and preparing scale models and/or exhibits for public events or display.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in fine arts or commercial art may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Experience and Training include:

 

  • Associates degree or higher in graphic design, marketing, communications or related field
  • At least two (2) years professional experience in graphic design, marketing or communications
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and PowerPoint
  • Experience in creating concepts, designs, and layouts for large scale graphics, collateral, digital and print materials
  • Experience in the development of strategic marketing or advertising campaigns
  • Demonstrated proficiency in social media management, advertising, and content creation, specifically for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work independently
  • Ability to travel to locations across the state of Connecticut for events and meetings

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.