Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Visual Media Designer 3 (35 Hour)

Hybrid

Recruitment #220506-9127ES-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. 

The Communications Office is seeking to hire a Visual Media Designer 3 located in Wethersfield, CT. 

This position is key for:
  • Federal grant reporting; 
  • Will be the digital content lead for the multi-year website migration to Sitecore;
  • Will handle many of the website inquiries related to the agency’s new unemployment and tax system, ReEmployCT.
The Department of Labor’s Communications Office is dedicated to promoting CTDOL’s programs and working with its employees and the public to help ensure the agency’s message is consistent, accurate and reflects its mission goals.  The office is the primary contact for media inquiries and coordinates interview requests or media responses. The unit also coordinates agency-specific information for various state publications, including the State Register and Manual and the Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. The Office maintains all Internet and Intranet web site activity for the Agency, with the goal of sharing and communicating information to the public and our employees in a consistent, accurate and timely manner. The Agency Intranet serves as an important tool for CTDOL employees to communicate internally and easily share information. The Intranet site hosts CTDOL’s online employee newsletter, e.XTRA Pieces, and Labor Line, which features employee articles and photos. The ongoing goal of the Communications Office is to provide and promote information regarding the agency’s work in a timely, accurate and consistent manner. This includes press releases, PowerPoint presentations, web and social media postings, web banners and pages, newsletters, flyers, bulletins and brochures.

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Anamaria Giangarra at Anamaria.giangarra@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for performing as an independent visual media consultant and/or project coordinator, for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the design and preparation of hardcopy and electronic print formats for use on websites and printed materials.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

WORKING LEAD: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as a liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

Consults with and advises administrative and professional personnel on best use of visual media services; plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures for each project; selects effective media techniques; researches, creates and implements new methods to best serve required purpose; schedules and coordinates use of materials; designs and prepares highly complex graphic artwork using various media; constructs highly precise and detailed scale models for departmental usage and public exhibit; makes digital examples and designs for special projects; creates detailed illustrations; develops, plans and creates educational displays, signs and exhibits; provides technical assistance to other department staff regarding graphics and photo applications; provides staff training and assistance in creating major digital media content for training and public information projects; establishes and maintains policies and procedures pertaining to visual media design projects; may design and maintain websites; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of 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 presentation; knowledge of basic engineering principles and practices; knowledge of and ability to utilize computer software including publishing and graphic design packages; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to comprehend and interpret plans and cross-section and contour data; ability to perform highly creative work; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in commercial or illustrative art or engineering drafting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in planning, designing and preparing scale models and/or exhibits for public events, displays and publications.

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

  • Master's Degree in public policy or public administration.
  • Labor agency communications experience.
  • Background working on teams with technical and communications roles.
  • Thorough understanding of state and federal accessibility requirements and trajectory.
  • Customer service and support service experience.
  • Experience with Sitecore, HTML, SharePoint, CSS, MS Office 365 (particularly Excel), and Jotform.
  • Experience with grant reporting.

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.