Graphic Design Studio Specialist



Graphic Design Studio Specialist

Mt. San Antonio College


Job Category: Classified

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 10 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Salary Range: A-81

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $4,149 - $5,295 per month

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: College contributes $10,946 toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan. *Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Department: Commercial & Entertainment Arts

Open Date: 07/25/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
DEFINITION
Under general supervision, performs a variety of instructional and technical support services for students; prepares and manages Media Design Studio projects; assists students and faculty in designing and producing commercial art products; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of computer equipment, peripherals, and materials related to producing commercial art.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from Dean of Arts. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. Provides instructional, technical, and functional direction and training to student workers.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This is a journey-level class responsible for conducting a variety of instructional and technical support activities to ensure student learning. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other Laboratory Technicians by having subject matter expertise in the District's commercial art programs, equipment, and materials and production.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

• Liaise with departments and programs (clients) across campus to provide student-developed commercial art.
• Assists student designers with research relevant to commercial art projects.
• Facilitates the creative process among student designers.
• Assists student designers with layout, design, and production of commercial art.
• Works with faculty to develop effective project management systems.
• Manages commercial art project resources, milestones, and deadlines.
• Manages digital assets.
• Manages student designer studio schedules.
• Manages and maintains studio environment and equipment.
• Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed.
• Researches, resolves, and follows up on studio problems; refers more complex problems to specialized or higher-level personnel.
• Monitors, orders, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment as directed.
• Submits work orders for maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities; makes minor facilities and equipment repairs.
• Assists in coordinating activities with help desk, network services, or other information technology staff.
• Communicates with departments and programs (clients) regarding commercial art project updates, status, and completion information.
• Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

• Principles, practices, theories, terminology, techniques, equipment, and materials related to the design and production of commercial art.
• Industry standard software used for the design and production of commercial art including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.
• Web design, HTML5, CSS3 (PHP, MySQL, WordPress a plus)
• Prepress and offset printing.
• Commercial art project management.
• Operations, maintenance, and administration of personal computer system hardware, Macintosh operating systems, and related software systems.
• Personal computer and network system application software packages, including word-processing and spreadsheets.
• Troubleshooting, configuration, and installation techniques.
• Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
• Set-up, operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various equipment used in the Media Design Studio.
• Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
• Record keeping principles and procedures.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

• Perform a variety of functions in the design and production of commercial art projects using Macintosh operating systems; troubleshoot related problems and take appropriate action.
• Identify and resolve hardware and software problems and perform minor repairs.
• Train students on software applications and hardware usage.
• Explain principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, terminology, and equipment related to the design and production of commercial art.
• Assist students in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to the design and production of commercial art.
• Create an engaging and positive learning environment in the studio.
• Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and supplies used in the studio.
• Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies, rules, and regulations related to areas of responsibility.
• Estimate and order required supplies and equipment.
• Establish and maintain filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in a commercial art related field, and three (3) full-time equivalent years of experience in the design and production of commercial art.

Equivalencies:


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using Macintosh systems in the design and production of commercial art.

License(s) & Other Requirements:
Employees may periodically be required to operate a vehicle that necessitates possession of a valid California driver’s license. Such employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:
Incumbents work indoors and outdoors, and are frequently exposed to dust, fumes, and allergens and occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, inclement weather conditions, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle to visit various District sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This classification primarily works in an office and standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Incumbents in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds with the use of proper equipment.

Hazards:


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: http://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/2014ASRFinal.pdf

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:


Typing Certificate Requirements:


Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on August 21, 2017 are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate.

THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Inquiries/Contact:

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225.
E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Conflict of Interest

Cancel RTF Policy:
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.

To apply, visit: https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/



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