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Salary: $4,367.00 - $5,309.00
Posted: 05/29/2013

Job Description:


Under the direction of the CDE Press Managing Editor, the Graphic Designer III works independently but collaboratively with CDE divisions, program units, supervisors, and CDE Press staff to design and produce materials and publications with captivating aesthetics, clarity, and accuracy for print, online publishing, multimedia, and other media. The incumbent takes projects from conception to completion, which includes working with the printer to ensure timely delivery of materials and making items Web accessible for online posting. The Graphic Designer meets with clients and editors regularly to ensure that projects are meeting expectations and high editorial standards. The Graphic Designer independently comes up with creative ideas and solid plans for producing these varied materials and deftly uses Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to produce skillfully designed products. The incumbent is an expert in design and printing options and can easily provide alternative plans to meet budget and time constraints. The Designer must understand the interplay of text with images and design to creatively present accurate and clear information. The incumbent will be responsible for the highest-quality aesthetics while often working under strict time frames and budgets. The position assists Associate Editors with Microsoft word-processing functions, which include tracking changes in documents and managing electronic and hard-copy files. The Designer must consistently and accurately track time spent on jobs for billing purposes and update reports to record the progress of jobs.


  • Proficiency working with the Mac platform and the Adobe Creative Suite 5, especially the applications InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat
  • Talent for creating and producing materials and publications with the highest level of aesthetics, intense attention to detail, and consistent accuracy for print and Web
  • Agility in creating original conceptual designs and illustrations for print and Web media
  • Proficiency in making publications into Web-accessible files, creating fillable forms using Adobe Acrobat, and converting documents to e-pub book formats
  • Expertise in working with printers and vendors and preparing print ready files
  • Skill in working with interactive and multimedia formats
  • Aptitude in working with Microsoft Word and Excel files
  • Ability to easily work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills


Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the California Department of Human Resources’ State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. Please reference unit/pc# on the application.

Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.


Submit a State Application (Form 678), a résumé, and five samples of your work to:
California Department of Education
CDE Press
1430 N Street, Suite 3705
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Mary Ramirez


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 3458 174 - 430 - 2886 -
Will also consider hiring a(n)
GRAPHIC DESIGNER II $3,705.00 - $4,503.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
06/19/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
CDE Press
1430 N Street, Suite 3705
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mary Ramirez

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