Overview

Art Designer Job at Anaheim Union High School District – 4.2 California

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PURPOSE OF THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST***

Community: World-famous attractions

District: Award-winning schools

Health Benefits: 100% employer contribution towards employee and family premiums

BASIC FUNCTION

Under the general direction of the Director of Purchasing and/or Graphic Production Manager; coordinates, and performs a wide variety of design professional duties involved in the creation and design of digital artwork; communicates with clients to plan and create artwork according to the final desired goal; performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience, education and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical combination would be the following:

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE:
Four years of professional experience in graphic design and production.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles, materials, techniques, and elements of digital art design;

Adobe Creative Suite;

Macintosh computers;

Wacom tablet;

Principles, methods, and techniques of printing digital formats, and graphic arts;

Procedures, methods, and techniques of graphic development and phototypesetting;

Design elements such as aesthetics, typography, compositions, color theory, value, balance, line, and

space;

Methods and materials utilized in digitizing, manipulating, and enhancing images;

Various color models related to computer technology;

Record-keeping techniques;

Characterizes and uses of paper and ink used;

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary;

Basic math;

Copyright laws.

ABILITY TO:
Operates a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software;

Provide graphic art services utilizing desktop publishing and a wide variety of other graphic design methods and materials;

Maintain current knowledge of advances in the digital design field;

Interpret the ideas of others by the imaginative development of appropriate illustrations;

Coordinate, design, and produce printed material from concept;

Calculate size of reduction or enlargement for artwork;

Maintain computerized records related to work performed;

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;

Meet schedules and timelines;

Maintain high productivity and accuracy in fast-paced, team driven environment;

Work independently with little direction;

Complete work with many interruptions;

Prioritize tasks;

Show interest and understanding of needs, expectations, and circumstances of internal and external customers.

SKILL IN:
Customer service;

Oral and written communication;

Tact, patience, and courtesy through interpersonal interactions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Employees in this classification sit, use fingers, wrists, or hands repetitively, use both hands simultaneously, have rapid mental/muscular coordination, have depth perception, have color vision, speak clearly, hear normal voice conversation, see small details, use a computer, and use a telephone.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Employees in this classification work inside without guidance from supervisor. Employees have direct contact with other District staff, high volume of work and tight deadlines, changing priorities, continuous interruptions, and may work over 40 hours a week.

Examples of Duties:
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification, and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified employees can perform the essential duties of the job.

GENERAL ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

DESIGN DUTIES:
Plans, coordinates, and performs a variety of artistic duties which involve the creation and design of digital artwork for print materials and multimedia images to meet the communication needs of schools and District; prepares illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making the necessary changes; prepares and releases artwork for printing via electronic files; proofs projects for accuracy before final printing; develops designs and layouts for product illustrations, logos, and Internet websites; operates based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts such as balance and composition; determines size and arrangement of illustrative material; creates and produces signs, illustrations, and other sketches by hand as needed; utilizes sharp blades and mat cutters on mat board, foam-core, and cardboard; draws and prints charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using a computer; creates three-dimensional models for publications such as directories, study guides, curriculum materials, manuals, newsletters, and brochures; selects type style and size, font type, colors, spacing of letters and text lines, placement, and size and type of photos and artwork to meet customer specifications; operates a scanner to prepare line art and photographs for printing; designs typeface and does hand and mechanical lettering; uses computer software to generate new images; designs and creates visual images for video productions and broadcasts using graphics hardware and software; cleans, maintains, and makes minor repairs to equipment as necessary; arranges for major repairs.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES:
Consults with clients to discuss art design needs, goals, and target audiences; communicates with customers to plan, design, proof, and revise graphics; determine final required output from rough draft and work orders; provides support and in producing a variety of printed material such as newsletters, brochures, logos, and posters; operates a computer, assigned software, and peripheral equipment; uses computer to create art designs for client or supervisor; maintains archive of images, photos, or previous work products; receives work orders from supervisor; maintains work area in a clean, safe, and orderly manner; responds to telephone inquiries, greets and assists customers; provides assistance to staff as needed; communicates with graphic and production staff to discuss final publication of artwork; attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and seminars related to assigned activities to maintain current knowledge of advances in the field; and performs related duties as assigned.

Recruitment Information:
RECRUITMENT TYPE: OPEN Anyone can apply.

CERTIFICATION TYPE: OPEN Qualified candidates, or Eligibles, who pass all testing stages will be placed on one eligibility list. The top 3 ranks of Eligibles will be certified for a hiring interview.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications must be submitted online. Applications and requests for testing will not be accepted after the recruitment closing date and time. Applicants may be rejected on the basis of an incomplete application or failure to meet minimum qualifications. The application is part of the selection process and is part of an overall assessment of acceptability for employment. All information provided is subject to independent verification of its accuracy. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide correct contact information by which to be notified.

Note: You will eventually be disqualified in the recruitment process if you fail to disclose relevant information regarding your conviction history. It is the disclosure of the conviction that is most important in many cases.

SCREENING PROCESS

The screening process for this position, which may be subject to modification, will include some form of a(n): application screening, initial qualifications screening, documentation/certification screening, and supplemental application screening. The stated qualifications for the position represent only the minimum requirements and do not guarantee qualification for examination or placement on an eligibility list.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination may consist of any combination of a(n): training and experience (T&E) evaluation, written knowledge test, hands on/performance test, structured panel interview, situational judgement interview, or other type of exam of fitness for duty. All parts of the examination process are job related. A passing score must be attained on each portion of the exam to advance to the next stage and ultimate placement on an eligibility list.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION

Requests for reasonable accommodations for the testing process must be made no less than two (2) days prior to the examination. Requests must be signed by your medical doctor, school psychologist, or learning consultant as appropriate and must be on provider letterhead and contain an actual signature.

EXAM PROTESTS

Protest of any part of the exam process must be in writing and submitted to the Personnel Director no later than five (5) working days from the date you participated in the exam. Any protest must include rationale to support the protest and shall include supporting documentation or references. Protests must be based on illegal discrimination, abuse of discretion, or procedure/process error. Protests should NOT be based on receiving unexpected results. We cannot be responsible for lost mail, misdirected mail, or failure of mail to be delivered after it has been entrusted to the U.S. Postal Service.

ESTABLISHMENT OF ELIGIBILITY

Candidates who are successful in all screening and testing stages will be placed on an eligibility list. Typically, an eligibility list for a classification expires after six (6) months or one (1) year. Candidates on the expired eligibility list are no longer considered for positions within the class. Eligibility lists may be extended beyond one year or expire sooner than one year. Eligibility lists may be merged, in which case candidate ranks may change.

SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates on the eligibility list will be called in rank order to participate in final selection interviews with the hiring manager until three ranks of candidates have accepted the invitation to interview. Ranks may include ties so more than three candidates may be called to interview for one vacancy. Please note that candidates will be removed from the eligibility list for declining the invitation to interview more than three (3) times.

OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT

Official offers of employment are ONLY made by the Anaheim Union High School District Human Resources, Classified Office. Offers are subject to satisfactory completion of ALL the pre-employment processing including: successful completion of a physical examination, tuberculosis examination, fingerprint clearance by the California Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

ADVANCED STEP PLACEMENT

All new regular classified employees shall be paid in accordance with the salary range established for the class to which assigned. Initial placement will normally be the first step of the salary range. However, a new employee may receive advanced step placement with an approval from Human Resources. Requests for advanced step must be submitted in writing to the Human Resources office before the employee’s first day of work. Approval will be based on the following criteria:

A) Additional qualifying experience beyond that required for entry into the class.

B) Additional education at the college level when related to the position, beyond the established educational requirements for entry into the class.

C) Evidence of currently receiving a salary greater than the first step of the salary for the classification.

BENEFITS

Benefits earned by all permanent classified employees:

  • Leaves: Sick leave, holidays, bereavement and emergency leaves.
  • Retirement: Classified employees are members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Employee contribution is 7% of gross earnings.

Benefits earned by all permanent classified employees working 20 hours or more per week:

  • Insurance: The District provides medical, dental, vision care, behavioral health and life insurance for the employees and their dependents.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT

Anaheim Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against, and/or harassment of, District employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation at a District site or activity.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions of this bulletin may be modified or revoked, and the job description may be changed at any time without notice.

FOR FURTHER JOB INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, PLEASE GO ONLINE TO WWW.AUHSD.US

About the Company

Company: Anaheim Union High School District – 4.2

Company Location:  California

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