Graphic Designer/outreach Specialist (communications Specialist Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Jun 29, 2019
Closes
Jul 20, 2019
Ref
19-01385
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Are you an amazing graphic designer who genuinely enjoys teamwork and group feedback? Designs and manages internal and external communication materials such as brochures, posters, tool kits, logos, campaign graphics, annual reports and newsletters. Contributes to strategic communications planning as an essential member of the DFS Communications Team. Stays current on new technology and best practices, and occasionally trains other employees on design software and techniques. Advises Communications Team and program managers on strategic visual messaging. For more information about the Department of Family Services, please click here .

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to a bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, public administration, political science, or field related to a department's business, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in communication area of specialization or area of specialization of department represented.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite tools (InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, etc.);
  • A minimum of one (1) year prepress experience/packaging documents for printers;
  • Five years of communication experience in the public sector and/or nonprofit.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sufficiently mobile to attend events and make presentations outside the office. Ability to use automated technology. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview, may include exercise.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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