Graphic & Digital Specialist

Ramsey County

Ramsey County

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St Paul, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Basic Function

The current vacancy is in the Communications department. The eligibility list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County.

Ramsey County is excited to announce a new opportunity for a creative and dynamic Graphic Designer to join our team. This position will complement our current enterprise designer and play a crucial role in shaping the visual identity of Ramsey County. As one of the primary brand managers, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing key design pieces for use across various digital and print channels, catering to both external and internal audiences.

In this role, you will lead in the enhancement of our visual communication strategies, adding an extra layer of innovation to our communication efforts. The selected candidate will provide valuable guidance to other members of the Communications & Public Relations team, county staff, and contractors involved in design projects. We are seeking an individual who not only possesses a keen eye for design but also thrives in a fast-paced environment, staying in tune with the latest graphic design trends.

If you are passionate, creative, and ready to take on the challenge of being an integral part of Ramsey County's design team, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of visual communication for Ramsey County!

The basic functions of this position are to serve as a countywide expert resource to conceptualize, refine and create visual and/or digital products for external and internal audiences. Design and produce multimedia content and graphics in print, digital and interactive materials to support the communications team in supporting the county’s mission, vision and goals through effective communication. Work as a member of the communications team to promote county programs, services, facilities and events; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Flexible Workplace
This position is identified under the designation of ‘flex work eligible’, meaning that the employee can formally opt to be in-office full-time or work a flex schedule in which at least two-days per week are performed in office and other days can be performed in a remote-first environment. Regardless of selection, the position carries expectations regarding on-site responsibilities and will require schedule flexibility beyond the minimum expectations set forth in the county’s flexible workplace policy. To view Ramsey County’s Flexible Workplace policy, go to: Flexible Workplace policy.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.

Examples of Work Performed

  1. Create concepts, designs and content for a variety of high-visibility and large-scale projects in print and/or digital environments using computer design software and online programs (such as web-based Content Management Systems and social media platforms).
  2. Work with the communications team and department staff to determine and prioritize needs, generate ideas and provide advice and recommendations for the best visual and/or digital communication strategy for specific projects.
  3. Serve as the county’s enterprise expert in graphic or digital communications by developing communications materials that support major countywide initiatives and cross-functional programs.
  4. Develop graphics, layouts and digital content, ensuring consistency in branding, logo management, graphic design, use of photography and video, public exhibits and user functionality.
  5. Responsible for the design and/or formatting of materials such as charts, graphs, illustrations, artwork, logos, forms, signs, templates for professional reports, presentations, webpages, social media posts, email bulletins and other communication needs.
  6. Review the final layouts and digital messaging of contractors, administrative staff and communications associates, and make suggested improvements as needed, proof errors and ensure consistency throughout county communications materials.
  7. Order and maintain materials and services related to graphics and production, and social media from outside vendors.
(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications, or a related field.

Experience: Three years of experience providing design or communications services.

Certification/ Licensure: None.

Substitution: Associate degree in graphic design and two additional years of experience (five total) providing design or communications services.

Exam/Screening Process Information

The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:

  • Training and Experience Rating = 100%
The examination for Graphic & Digital Specialist will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating. The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely. Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.

Eligible List: The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as a Graphic & Digital Specialist. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for three months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.

Veteran's Preference: This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process. Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process. Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation: Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin. Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of our workforce.

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application. You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Gaohleechi.Vu@co.ramsey.mn.us.

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