Job Responsibilites : Graphic Designer
Company : City of Lakewood, CO
Location : Lakewood, CO USA
The City of Lakewood is currently recruiting for two Graphic Designers
City of Lakewood’s Statement of Excellence
The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding city values to include performance excellence, leadership, respect and collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, residents and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance and importance.
About Community Resources
Community Resources is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood. We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.
Responsible for supporting the marketing, public relations and advertising functions for multiple city departments through exceptional graphic design, publication production, campaigns and general support.
Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
Creates and executes innovative, impactful and unique design solutions, as assigned.
Applies designs for different audiences.
Maintains high standards from design to the final production according to the City of Lakewood logo and graphic identity standards.
Promotes and strengthens Lakewood’s identity and tone of voice.
Designs and produces publications, promotional materials, brochures, advertisements, print and display ads, and digital/web/social media marketing as requested by internal clients.
Serves as a project lead for city publications as assigned, to include staff coordination and communication, layout, design, editing, printing and generating a final, web-ready PDF.
Ability to produce across existing platforms (digital, print, mobile) as well as be responsive to emerging technologies/trends.
Coordinates with the Digital Marketing Specialist and Marketing and Promotions Supervisor in preparing web related graphics and assist with updating department web pages.
Assists in the design and distribution of electronic communications, digital publications and digital signage.
Prepares collateral materials for sponsorship activities and grant proposals as needed.
Maintains a daily task list for assigned projects and schedules to ensure delays are adequately documented and mitigated.
Prepares for regular project team meetings pertaining to project tasks, deliverables and milestones.
Maintains design files and archives of work, which are easily accessible and organized.
Serves as a resource/liaison between internal clients and the city print shop.
Researches and coordinates external printing projects with vendors and oversee installation as needed.
Utilizes department communication tools daily.
Displays exceptional time management skills and the ability to manage multiple deadline-driven tasks and projects at one time.
Produces high volumes of work with little supervision or direction.
Exhibits strong collaboration skills.
Interacts with others in a positive manner.
Contributes to the innovation and efficacy of the team by researching and implementing new ideas and approaches to projects.
Stays open and flexible to feedback.
Obtains quotes, processes billing and coordinates with outside vendors as needed and seeks out cost-effective solutions.
Supports the workgroup through administrative support as necessary and when time allows.
Receives supervision from the Senior Graphic Designer.
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three or more years’ experience designing with Adobe Creative Suite (ID, PS, IL). Must be comfortable working on Mac and PC. Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
KSA’s and Physical/Mental Reqs
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Confidence to know when to create and when to produce.
May need the ability to transport oneself to off-site locations.
Skills in written and verbal communications; such as creating written materials for promotion and proofreading.
Excellent computer knowledge.
Requires regular and prompt attendance.
Criminal background check required.
Pushing and Pulling
Work is primarily sedentary and done in a seated position, but some moving about, and standing are required. Must be able to push and move tables and chairs to set up for special events.
Lifting and Carrying
Must have ability to lift and move files and supplies (such as cases of paper) weighing up to 40 pounds using a cart if needed.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Office work is sedentary, with frequent moving about, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching or stooping to perform filing.
Must be able to hear and respond to all communication from customers and employees by telephone or in person.
Employee uses vision to work with written documents, forms and to respond to employees.
Math aptitude to include addition, subtraction, percentages and averaging skills to determine revenue and expenses for classes, programs, commissions, taxes, etc.
Must have ability to remember City of Lakewood policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the site, terms and conditions of contractual agreements under which the Division functions and have computer systems functionality.
Must be able to read and interpret Division and City of Lakewood policies and procedures, other related regulations, write to monitor grammar format on memos, letters and reports to communicate with customers, staff, and others.
Must be able to prioritize duties to complete daily tasks and special projects within deadline.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with some need to move about the facility as well as travel to other City of Lakewood facilities. Work involves occasionally transporting self and program items to offsite locations.
All Lakewood employees are expected to work and complete all tasks in a safe manner consistent with training, standard operating procedures, City or Department policies, and common sense. Working in a safe manner includes the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and complying with all City and/or Department safety rules. Horseplay on-the-job is strictly forbidden. The failure to work in a safe manner, use PPE, follow standard operating procedure or comply with a safety rule will result adverse employment consequences ranging from verbal discipline to termination from employment, including any applicable reduction in benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. Employees are also expected to encourage safe work practices by all co-employees, and to report any unsafe work practices immediately to a supervisor.
The City of Lakewood is committed to providing a competitive Benefits Package for our employees. Employees may elect to cover themselves and may also cover qualified dependents and civil union partners. Children may be covered through the end of the year in which they turn age 26, regardless of their dependent status, marriage status, or if they have access to insurance through their employer.
Employees and the City of Lakewood share in the cost of health care coverage. Please review the last page of this summary for a breakdown on the cost to employees for the 2021/22 plan year (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022).
Following is a brief summary of the benefits the City of Lakewood offers:
Cigna High-Deductible Health Plan with a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Kaiser Permanente High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Delta Dental Enhanced PPO
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Employees are covered for 1.5 times their annual base salary in life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, up to a maximum of $500,000 (the minimum benefit is $50,000). The City pays the cost of this coverage.
Our pension fund is a social security replacement, money purchase plan. Mandatory employee contribution is 9.8% of gross base salary; City contribution is 11.8% of gross base salary.
Full-time employees earn 8 hours per month.
Part-time employees earn 6 hours per month.
Full-time employees with less than five years of service earn 8 hours per month.
Part-time employees with less than five years of service earn 6 hours per month.
2021 Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
THE FOLLOWING ARE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS THE CITY OFFERS
- FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSA)
- DEFERRED COMPENSATION
- VOLUNTARY LIFE INSURANCE
- EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
- SHORT TERM DISABILITY
- LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
- INJURY LEAVE
- FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE (FMLA)
- MILITARY LEAVE
- JURY DUTY
- TUITION ASSISTANCE
- CREDIT UNION
- RECREATION FACILITIES
- Employees are eligible for free general admission into the City’s recreation centers, swimming pools and Bear Creek Lake Park.
- WELLNESS PROGRAMS
- VALUE ADDED BENEFITS
Job Type: Full-time