Graphic Design Specialist
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The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Communication Specialist. This position assists in the effective operation of the Community Relations Department performing a variety of graphic design, marketing and public relations duties; coordinates ESL classes; performs community outreach; performs other duties as assigned.
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The City of Danbury will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability, except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification. We encourage African Americans, women, Hispanics, and other minorities who meet the minimum qualifications to apply.
The following information is only a general description of the recruitment and hiring process and is not all-inclusive. Please note that any and/or all of the components of this process may be changed by the City of Danbury with or without notice. Additionally, the City of Danbury reserves the right to modify the order sequence of testing as may be appropriate.
Statement of Duties: Assists in the effective operation of the Community Relations Department performing a variety of graphic design, marketing and public relations duties; coordinates ESL classes; performs community outreach; performs other duties as assigned.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Manage internal and external library communications to project a positive image internal and externally
Use graphic design programs to create artwork for digital and print signage
Write, edit, and distribute print and online communications
Create and design publications, compelling graphics, and outreach materials, such as fliers, toolkits, and booklets
Act as liaison between library and commercial print companies
As a member of the marketing team, actively plays a role in promoting the library’s services to the community
Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team
Collaborates with UX Librarian on all graphic design needs for the library
Collaborates with library staff to ensure successful creation of graphics for programming and outreach
Coordinate programs with outside organizations to use the library’s facilities
Build and maintain relationships with the media, specifically in immigrant communities
Actively engage immigrant communities and research ways in which the library can meet their unique needs, including citizenship, learning English, obtaining higher education, and obtaining new careers
Coordinate ESOL classes in partnership with community organizations. Educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants to best meet all their unique needs, including becoming citizens, learning english, and graduating college, and obtaining new careers
Works with librarians to ensure communication of services to bilingual community
Oversees artist gallery displays & application process
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in Communications or Art or related field and at a least one year of experience in graphic design, communications, marketing, public relations or related field or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job in the sole determination of the City.
Special Requirements: There are no special requirements for this position.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required:
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of public relations principles, print and online design, excellent oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, and Microsoft Office. Good knowledge of office equipment, printing processes and preparing files for printing, including size guidelines. Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print and the web.
Abilities: Ability to work under distractions such as telephone calls and other disturbances. Photo editing and graphic design skills.
Skills: Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese preferred. Must have proficient written and oral communication skills.
Applications must be submitted online at ------------. Qualified applicants must submit an application no later than 6:00 pm, Monday August 16, 2021 EEO/M/F/D/V
Important Note: Paper applications will not be accepted.
The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application.
It is recommended that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application. Applications should be completed as soon as possible after publication of the announcement for examination.
Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at ------------ or ------------ if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.
3. Application Review
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for reviewing the applications to determine if they are complete and meet the minimum requirements for the position. The Commission will review all the applications for the position during their monthly meeting following the closing date of the position.
If an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, then the applicant will be notified in writing and will be informed of the next step in the process. If the Commission does not accept an application, the applicant will also be notified in writing.
Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified in writing of the next steps in the testing process. Each test phase named below is listed in the order in which they occur. Each test phase must be passed in order to continue to the next level of the selection process.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to adhere to the City’s testing schedule. Unless otherwise stated, there will be no make-up examinations or alternative examination dates.
If an applicant fails any one of the test phases listed below, the applicant will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process.
Examination: The Oral Examination (100% of the final score)
Test Date: To be determined
Location: To be determined
(Unless otherwise notified, applicants are not permitted to bring and/or use calculators, electronic devices, books or other reference materials during the examinations).
Reasonable Accommodations in the testing process:
All requests for reasonable accommodations in the testing process along with medical documentation establishing the need for the accommodation must be submitted to the City of Danbury Human Resources Department no later than the closing date of applications.
5. The Eligibility List
A passing average score of “70” on the above test will place an applicant on the Communication and Graphic Design Specialist Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the oral exam according to the percentages as indicated above plus any additional applicable veterans points awarded. The resulting list is then certified by the Civil Service Commission and will be used to fill vacancies as they occur, as per Civil Service Rules.
If the list is not exhausted, it remains in effect for one year. However, the Commission can decide to extend an eligibility list for one additional year.
Participation in the testing and recruitment process and/or placement on an eligibility list does not guarantee a continuance in the remainder of the hiring process nor does it imply or constitute an offer of employment.
6. Additional Testing Requirements
Once the eligibility list is certified, depending on the number of vacancies, candidates with the highest ranking on the list will be interviewed by a panel of City Officials. As future positions become available, applicants are interviewed from this list based on their ranking for as long as the list is active.
Those candidates selected through the panel interview will continue in the selection process by participating in an additional series of testing which may include but is not limited to background checks, drug screens, medical physical, etc. Once again, each test phase must be passed in order to continue to the next level of the testing process. If any one of the test phases is not passed, the candidate will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process and subsequently removed from the eligibility list.