Graphic Artist ( .60 FTE to 1.0 FTE) #2018-218, Capital Region BOCES

Posted: 03/27/18 | SHARE:

Description:

The work involves responsibility to design and execute visual graphics and art work for use in publications, web design and display materials using manual and micro-computer assisted design techniques.  The work is performed under general supervision of a supervisor with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning the various graphics methods used.  Supervision over the work of others is not a responsibility of employees in this class.  Does related work as required.

1.     Designs graphic arts and materials using desktop publishing software, databases, or other computer applications.

2.     Prepares graphs, charts and illustrations for a variety of technical and non-technical publications.

3.     Adapts and develops rough notes and sketches into professional quality charts, posters and graphs prepared by desktop publishing applications for use in printed publications and presentations.

4.     Designs and creates manual graphics and art work for brochures, signs, posters and graphs used in publications or other presentations.

5.     May illustrate maps, charts and graphs by using felt tip, india ink and colored paper overlays.

6.     May do free-hand lettering of posters, flip charts, transparencies and other graphics materials.

7.     May illustrates a variety of departmental reports, publications, informational and promotional booklets, pamphlets and administrative or statistical reports.

8.     May use a variety of graphics illustrative techniques involving micro-computer software, paste-ups, pen and ink, pastel chalks and air brush work.

9.     Designs and drafts logos, letterheads and envelopes for various departments.

10.   May crop, size and retouch photographs for use on covers, or in text of reports and illustrations.

11.   Assists in selecting colors, stock and bindings for a variety or graphics reproduction projects.

12.   Works with printer to insure correctness and quality of jobs.

13.   Good knowledge of art media and graphic techniques.

14.   Good knowledge of the tools, terminology and equipment used in the preparation of graphics and art work.

15.   Ability to plan, design and prepare attractive graphics and illustrative materials.

16.   Ability to translate ideas into finished art products.

17.   Ability to use manual and computer assisted design techniques in preparation of visuals.

18.   Ability to follow oral and written directions.

19.   Good motor, and hand and eye coordination.

20.   Artistic and creative ability.

21.   Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Qualifications:

A.     Graduation from a regionally accredited two year college with an Associate’s degree in commercial art, graphic art or related field and two (2) years of experience in commercial art or graphic art design; OR,

B.     Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience in commercial art or graphic art design.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Additional Information

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Vacancy Number: 2018-218

Position: Graphic Artist

Location: Management Services - Albany

Start Date: May 1, 2018

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

Starting Salary: $45,103 ( .60 FTE to 1.0 FTE) prorated to the amount of service rendered.

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Further Information Contact:

Darlene Lane, Communications – (518) 464-3960

Capital Region BOCES

900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.

Albany, NY 12205

Include letter of interest and resume

Apply To

crbrecruitment@neric.org  

 

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