Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Visual Media Designer 2

Recruitment #190815-9123ET-001

Introduction

 The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education invites applicants to apply for a full-time Visual Media Designer 2 position within the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) system.  Reporting to the Director of Communications, the individual in this role will be located at the CTECS central office and will be responsible for graphic design and providing marketing and communication assistance.

The position will oversee the design and production of CTECS’ annual report, newsletter and other district publications and materials. In collaboration with the Director of Communications, they will assist in development, maintenance and enforcement of graphic standards for the district and schools. This incumbent will support the visual rebranding efforts of the district to reflect the system name change, assist schools with recruitment materials, and assist in maintaining the district website.

This role may be asked to attend school and district events as photographer, and assist in the management and development of content for CTECS social platforms. In addition, this position will serve as liaison between the communications office and the technical high school graphic shops for print production work. Ongoing support of special communications projects will be required.

Occasional travel may be required.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Chris Beloff, chris.beloff@ct.gov, (860) 713-6697.

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.

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, and Photoshop
  • Experience in creating concepts, designs, and layouts for large scale graphics, collateral, digital and print materials
  • Experience in the development of strategic marketing/advertising campaigns
  • The understanding of social media management, advertising, and content creation, specifically for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and 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.







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