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Salary: $4,367.00 - $5,309.00
Posted: 04/03/2013

Job Description:
How To Apply: Interested candidates must submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION along with a resume. If you need assistance completing the application, you may ask the Human Resources staff, or e-mail or call (855) 663-0222. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Terrie Prosper at 415-703-2160 or Additionally, please mail five (5) samples of work to Terrie Prosper, California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave., Room 5301-A, San Francisco, CA 94102, or you may also email your samples in PDF form to Please include a description of what each sample was used for and the timeline to produce it. The work samples will be rated on professional and detail-oriented designs as well as creativity, quality layout, variety of materials used and use of different mediums as well as clear and concise descriptions of work. In the event there is more than one highly qualified candidate, hiring interviews may be conducted. Applicants who do not submit work samples will not be given further consideration. Please note that all information provided is subject to verification. For each of the work samples, please include the name(s) and phone number(s) of supervisor(s) and/or manager(s) who are knowledgeable about your work and may be contacted for verification. WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants eligible for lateral transfer (defined in SPB rules 430-433*), list appointment, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules will be considered. To become “list eligible” for consideration, interested candidates must successfully pass a civil service exam. You must apply for the exam by April 19 at: Those employees presently on an SROA list or employed by a surplus department in a specific classification designated as surplus will be given primary consideration. *Copies of SPB Rules 430-433 are available in the Human Resources Office. Description: DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITES: Under direction of the News and Public Information Office director, the Graphic Designer III is responsible for the concept, development, and production of complex graphic design work. Incumbent takes projects from concept to completion including rough layouts, thumbnails, and sketches. Incumbent prepares proofs of electronic files for print, online publishing, multimedia, service bureaus, and other mediums to convey the desired impact and message to a specifically targeted audience. Incumbent meets, advises, and consults with customers on the design and layout of publication, print and web collateral, and other such design applications. Incumbent uses Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software to complete assigned tasks. Typical tasks include: branding and design and production of print and online collateral and communication materials including fact sheets, infographics, brochures, pamphlets, conference agendas and invitations, etc.; production of weekly informational materials; design of the annual report and other yearly reports, including creation of charts and graphs; creation of website graphics and web and print conference exhibit materials and advertisements; creation and production of business cards, posters, HTML emails, websites, apps, letterhead, envelopes, labels, postcards, and media kits. Incumbent is also responsible for preparing final electronic art for printers, processing and storing digital images, and maintaining electronic files. Incumbent also takes and edits photos for collateral materials, reports, and websites. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability in the following areas: Strong understanding of design, including layout, composition, typography, and color and thorough knowledge of 4-color prepress and printing process; Proficiency Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CSS; knowledge of photography and video production is also desired; Outstanding attention to detail and ability to verify the accuracy of a given project; Strong organizational skills with a proactive task orientation; Great oral and written communication skills; Strong project management skills; Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with short deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously to ensure deliverables are achieved on time, while maintaining the highest quality; Excellent creative/aesthetic judgment combined with the ability to take complex regulatory ideas from multiple sources and form a cohesive and compelling creative visual result.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 680 - 129 - 2886 - 002
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
News and Public Information Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco 94102
Terrie Prosper

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