Design Specialist, Campus Graphics

Job Description

Design Specialist, Campus Graphics
Department: Campus Graphics

Category: Technical
Posted: 8/22/2014
Closing Date: 9/11/2014

Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 37-hour per week, 12 month position supporting the Campus Graphics Department and reporting to the Director, Public Affairs & Publications. The desired start date is November, 2014. The successful candidate must pass a Department of Justice clearance and a pre-employment health and physical before the start date.

Work Schedule;
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

• The starting salary is $3,055 per month (range 20, $3,055 to $3,713 per month on the classified bargaining unit salary schedule).
• Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.

Under the direction of the Director, Public Affairs and Publications, this position will use skills and knowledge in current graphic design to support the design and publication needs of the district.

The Design Specialist performs under minimal supervision in a position characterized by technical and applied knowledge of computer graphic design and digital imaging, with special skills in design, computer graphics, prepress. The incumbent will have a demonstrated skill in operating high speed xerographic copier equipment. The incumbent will produce computer graphics, text, and materials for the use in the production of Allan Hancock College print and new media publishing processes. The incumbent is required to perform with a high degree of independence, organizational skills and quick decision-making ability to accommodate daily workflow requests when working with management, supervisory, academic and classified staff, students and the general public.

1. Uses computer graphics software, word processing, web graphics, networked files, new media resources and computer hardware to design 2D and 3D end products.
2. Proofs files and completes appropriate edits as necessary.
3. Design materials with or without rough draft to final print imaging files, including the downloading of final files to vendor FTP’s or other transfer formats.
4. Reviews, updates and helps maintain records including the daily schedule of production work using web submission software.
5. Troubleshoots, prepares and repairs digital files submitted from internal and external sources for design, print, and laser engraving production. This includes basic 2D and 3D design support as needed.
6. Keeps abreast of new developments in graphic design and print production; maintains currency in design and production software used in Campus Graphics.
7. Provides customer support from intake to delivery, including front desk support and design/production services, as needed.
8. Assists in establishing and maintaining social media, portal content and other traditional and new media communication opportunities.
9. Operates an electronic cash register or other device, completes various transactions, and reconciles and makes deposits as needed.
10. Assists in the training of student employees.
11. Backs up files from server and maintains backup file procedures.
12. Operates imaging equipment such as photo copiers, laser engraver, and large format printer as needed.
13. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of:
Xerographic duplicators and imaging equipment;
Correct English usage, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
Graphic design techniques;
Scheduling and prioritization procedures;
General bindery procedures;
Troubleshooting and repairing digital files for print and imaging production;
Effective customer service techniques;

Demonstrated ability to:
Operate computer equipment with speed and accuracy;
Operate and care for photo copiers and imaging equipment.;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
Work under pressure in meeting deadlines;
Use computer software such as Microsoft Office Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, and imaging hardware such as engraving, flatbed scanners, wide format color printers, monochrome and color copiers and 3D design software;
Work requires a high degree of concentration and data input.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Associate degree in graphic design or related field with 2 years increasingly responsible computer graphic design experience, OR equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and three years of experience as listed above.

Working Conditions:
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer.
The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.
The incumbent will have contact, in person or on the telephone, with executive, management, supervisory, academic and classified staff, students and the general public.

Physical Demands:
Strength: Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling twenty-five pounds.
Typically may sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
Operates a computer keyboard.
Communicates over the telephone and in person.

Special Qualification:
A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014:
• Signed district application for classified positions
• A current and complete resume
• Transcripts (copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications may not be submitted by email.

APPLICATION: For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:
Human Resources, Building B
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3378 or 3338
(805) 922-9196 Fax


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Job Snapshot

Other Pay 0
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Design, Education
Education High School
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 0001235163-05
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Design Specialist, Campus Graphics

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