The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Graphic Designer. This position creates, designs, lays out, and produces printed and digital materials and publications utilizing a wide variety of commercial art media and techniques and applies creative and innovative ways to translate written or verbal ideas or concepts into graphic design work.

MONTHLY SALARY: $5,078.88-$6,291.84

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

TYPICAL DUTIES

Designs and produces graphic design work using a variety of techniques and media for such items as print and digital advertisements, brochures, pamphlets, handbooks, presentations, charts, graphs, posters, banners, maps, teaching guides, certificates, books, and special forms.

Applies computer graphics in the production of graphic design work including software and hardware management.

Advises instructional and administrative staff on various aspects of graphic design projects which may include design and layout, art media, materials, costs, and timelines.

Designs, lays out, and prepares digital pre-press files and determines the color and techniques of final products.

Organizes and lays out the content of publications and makes editorial suggestions to improve and clarify the text.

Designs and lays out web pages by using specialized computer applications, typographic techniques, photography, and illustration.

Takes and prepares photographs for print and/or display including mounting, laminating, retouching, sizing, cropping, and scanning; distributes photographs to appropriate sources.

Coordinates budget, printing specifications, and other related areas with printers and outside graphic design material vendors.

Develops and updates templates to ensure graphic design standards are consistent in printed and digital publications and materials.

Maintains files and records of finished projects, graphic design work, logos, photos, clip art, and digital signatures.

Requisitions supplies and equipment and makes recommendations on the purchase of graphic design related software and hardware.

Creates signage using various media, styles, and sizes.

May perform routine freehand and mechanical lettering and calligraphy.

May provide work direction to staff assigned to projects.

Performs related duties as assigned.

VACANCIES

A vacancy currently exists at East Los Angeles College, 101 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754, Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Pl, Wilmington, CA 90744, and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, 400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College East Los Angeles College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles Valley College West Los Angeles College

BENEFITS

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. The employee contribution rate is 6 percent. The District also contributes to the retirement system. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:Education and Experience:

A. A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field AND two years of recent full-time paid experience in commercial graphic design including the use of graphics software.

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B. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field AND four years of recent full-time paid experience in commercial graphic design including the use of graphics software.

OR

C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND six years of recent full-time paid experience in commercial graphic design including the use of graphics software.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website. EXAMINATION PROCESS The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview. ACCOMMODATION Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test. HOW TO APPLY Online https://jobapscloud.com/laccd DEADLINE Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd. Contact Us Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129 24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099 TDD: (213) 891-2408 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 4:30PM