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City of Portland Graphics Designer II - Limited Duration in Portland, Oregon

Graphics Designer II - Limited Duration

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Graphics Designer II - Limited Duration

Salary

$29.60 - $37.77 Hourly

Location

1120 SW 5th Ave, OR

Job Type

Limited Duration

Bureau

Portland Parks & Recreation

Job Number

2020-00050

Closing

1/27/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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  • Benefits

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The Position

This is Limited Duration

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is seeking a graphic designer (Graphic Designer II) with the ability to perform a wide variety of graphics and marketing related tasks, from routine to complex. This is a full-time, limited-term position in the fast-paced PP&R marketing office located in downtown Portland. Projects assigned to this position will vary broadly and will include targeted event marketing and graphics development (both print and digital), as well as design of a wide variety of signage, banners, posters, flyers, brochures, reports, charts, maps, presentations, content translations into multiple languages, plus photo editing, and more.

Digitally, this position will play a lead role in writing and editing content and graphics for social media, web, email communications, and other targeted digital messaging.

The PP&R marketing office serves the entire bureau and functions as a one-stop shop. Our graphic designers must be able to write and edit with proficiency, manage projects, develop successful relationships with coworkers, ask questions and make recommendations, schedule printing and interface with print vendors, manage translation projects with local vendors, successfully work through project issues with staff, and meet deadlines.

Our environment is collaborative, but you also must be able to work independently and at a fast pace to keep up with graphic demands.

Excellent project management skills are required:

  • Meet deadlines – from extreme to average timelines

  • Handle multiple and competing work priorities at the same time

  • Handle multiple interruptions throughout the day

  • Consolidate input from multiple sources

  • Stay on task and communicate issues with management as they arise

Proficient at working with multiple personalities, determining objectives, and directing a finished product to meet branding standards.

Technical Proficiencies and Experience:

  • Proficient working in a Windows-based platform.

  • Advanced level skills in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. This includes InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint

  • Layout of flyers, signage, banners, brochures, and more.

  • Editing PDFs

  • Photography editing and curation

  • Knowledge of vector-based images and logos

  • Creation of documents, presentations, and spreadsheets using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Experience using social media platforms ? such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube ? to communicate with the public, including creating events, daily posts, advertising and boosted posts, and reviewing analytics.

  • Technical experience working with Google applications, including Google docs, maps, calendaring – interfacing development with spreadsheets. Experience with Google Analytics is a plus, but not mandatory.

  • Experience designing email content using an email provider, such as Emma or Constant Contact.

This classification is represented by Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (PTE-17). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.

The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Ability and experience to independently coordinate assigned graphics projects from concept to completion, reviewing work with supervisor and staff, and completing assigned projects within production deadlines.

  • Ability and experience demonstrating the talent to write and edit text for clarity and space allotment for both internal and external audiences. This includes copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills using the English language.

  • Ability and experience utilizing established design and branding guidelines, including adapting graphic projects as requested, and completing all assigned projects to strict graphic standards.

  • Experience communicating to different target audiences using creative and culturally appropriate design elements. Examples include designing to non-dominate cultures, non-English speaking communities, teens, baby boomers, and millennial, requesting and managing translations as needed, and more.

  • Experience tracking and completing requested changes on projects including large documents and information being provided by multiple editors, demonstrating a high-level of accuracy.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

* PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies*

Recruitment Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: 1/27/20

  • Applications Reviewed: 1/27/20- 1/31/20

  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 2/3/20

  • 1st Round of Interviews: Early to mid February

  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Late February

  • Job Offer: Late February - early March

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

In addition to your resume and supplemental response you will need to submit a link to your online portfolio to be used during the selection(Interview) process.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Contact Information

Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Tamara.larison@portlandoregon.gov

(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSION

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:

Multnomah Arts Center

Classroom 4

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR 97219

Thursday, January 16, 2020

12:00-1:00 pm

For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Tamara Larison at Tamara.Larison@portlandoregon.gov no later than 9:00 am(PST), January 16, 2020.

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.

More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.

Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.

  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.

  • For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.

  • The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits

  • We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,

  • discounts to local fitness clubs,

  • smoking cessation benefits,

  • chronic care coaching programs,

  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.

  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.

  • Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves

  • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.

  • up to $25,000 for dependent children.

  • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.

Long Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.

  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.

  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)

  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.

Retirement

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.

  • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)

  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program.

Paid Leave

  • 80 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.

  • Sick leave typically accrues at the rate of 104 hours each year

  • 10 paid holidays each year

  • three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave

In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.

Other Benefits

  • City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)

01

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

The following supplemental questions are an important step in the examination and selection process to assist us in determining if you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in the posted vacancy.

A lack of a complete and thorough response to each of the supplemental questions in the space provided may result in disqualification from the examination. In addition, the selections you make and responses you provide in the questionnaire must accurately reflect what is documented in your work history.

All of the supplemental questions below that are specifically listed in the "To Qualify" section are required for this position. Please provide unique responses for each question that specifically address the qualification(s). Answering "No", "See resume", or entering "N/A" in the open text field to any of the minimum qualifications may result in elimination from further consideration.

If you are requesting veterans' preference, please be sure to indicate that you are a veteran and also upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all of the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

03

The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate:

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application, I am waiving confidentiality.

04

Do you have the ability and experience to independently coordinate assigned graphics projects from concept to completion, reviewing work with supervisor and staff, and completing assigned projects within production deadlines?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Provide a detailed example(s) of independently coordinating assigned graphics projects from concept to completion, reviewing work with supervisor and staff, and completing assigned projects within production deadlines, showcasing your knowledge and experience.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

06

Do you have the ability and experience demonstrating the talent to write and edit text for clarity and space allotment for both internal and external audiences? This includes copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills using the English language?

  • Yes

  • No

07

Provide a detailed example(s) of demonstrating the talent to write and edit text for clarity and space allotment for both internal and external audiences. Including copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills using the English language, showcasing your knowledge and experience.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

08

Do you have the ability and experience utilizing established design and branding guidelines, including adapting graphic projects as requested and completing all assigned projects to strict graphic standards?

  • Yes

  • No

09

Provide a detailed example(s) of utilizing established design and branding guidelines, including adapting graphic projects as requested, and completing all assigned projects to strict graphic standards, showcasing your knowledge and experience.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

10

Do you have experience communicating to different target audiences using creative and culturally appropriate design elements? This includes designing to non-dominate cultures, non-English speaking communities, teens, baby boomers, and millennials, requesting and managing translations as needed, and more?

  • Yes

  • No

11

Provide a detailed example(s) of communicating to different target audiences using creative and culturally appropriate design elements - designing to non-dominate cultures, non-English speaking communities, teens, baby boomers, and millennials, requesting and managing translations as needed, and more, showcasing your knowledge and experience.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

12

Do you have experience tracking and completing requested changes on projects including large documents and information being provided by multiple editors, demonstrating a high-level of accuracy?

  • Yes

  • No

13

Provide a detailed example(s) of tracking and completing requested changes on projects including large documents and information being provided by multiple editors, demonstrating a high-level of accuracy, showcasing your knowledge and experience.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

14

  1. Describe your experience and the process you took to create and design a visually appealing and engaging suite of communication materials. A suite of materials should include at least one printed piece, and several of the following options: banners, signs, social media, web, and/or email marketing. Include amount of time required for the undertaking, number of people or groups you worked with, specify the materials you created, the cohesive plan behind the designs, how it was used, how it worked together to create a unique marketing campaign or event promotion, and the success of the project (defined in terms of attendance, sales or revenues, or increased interaction with the community via social media followers, or email/web analytics.)

A copy of this work must be included your online portfolio. Your response to this question and your portfolio will only be utilized if your pass the minimum qualifications as part of the selection(Interview) process.

15

Please provide a link to your online portfolio. (This will only be reviewed if you pass the minimum qualification and are placed on the eligible list.)

Required Question

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City of Portland

Address

1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204

Phone

503-823-6821

Website

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

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