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COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGNER

Recruitment #R3832-00-o23619

Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

MAJOR FUNCTION

Performs skilled technical and artistic work designing, illustrating, lettering, laying-out, producing, and reproducing a variety of graphic materials utilizing the application of computer typesetting and electronic graphics utilizing various graphics software packages as well as manual methods.

MAJOR DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Creates designs and completes graphics work necessary for the preparation of assigned projects for display or reproduction including publication covers, brochures, pamphlets, signs, slides, emblems, charts, graphs, maps, letterheads, certificates, and forms.
  • Creates graphics for the Hillsborough television website to ensure that programming data is current and to inform citizens of upcoming events.
  • Designs, creates and updates computer graphics and artwork for various television purposes, including videotext bulletin board that is displayed between television programs.
  • Records and edits voiceovers for bulletin board.
  • Designs and produces graphics such as slides, forms, transparencies, graphs, and charts for presentations.
  • Confers with department representatives to determine job requirements, budget, concept/design of job, and review of work performed.
  • Edits, manipulates and produces electronic images and layouts in a variety of formats.
  • Designs, lays out and produces art work on posters, display panels, charts, diagrams, maps and signage.
  • Takes pictures with a digital camera for use in various forms of media creation.
  • Maintains electronic and hardcopy archives of all graphic art files.
  • Performs other related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the design, layout, and preparation of graphic art work.
  • Considerable knowledge of various graphics software. 
  • Considerable knowledge of computer graphic techniques, electronic generation of type styles, and computerized layout.
  • Considerable knowledge of art materials, supplies, equipment, printing practices, and photographic equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of automated and manual drafting and graphics techniques.
  • Working knowledge of layout, reproduction, assembly, binding, and distribution of reports, booklets, pamphlets, and other printed matter.
  • Skill in lettering, drawing, free hand sketching, drafting, and preparing materials for display or reproduction.
  • Skill in producing accurate and detailed reproduction of requested graphics.
  • Skill in the use of computer typesetting, electronic graphic equipment, cartographic equipment, and other related equipment utilized for commercial art or drafting purposes.
  • Skill in the development and application of graphic arts.
  • Ability to plan, create, design, and produce attractive and effective art operations at a professional level of competence.
  • Ability to present various data in graphic, pictorial, tabular, and cartographic form.
  • Ability to transform verbal and printed information into art work.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and non
  • verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An Associate's or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major in art, graphic art, or commercial art; and
Two years experience as a graphics or commercial artist.

OR

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years experience as a graphics or commercial artist.

OR

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Successful completion of a formal, recognized, commercial art school; and
Two years experience as a graphics or commercial artist.

APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE

Possession of a valid Driver License.


 

 
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