Selected candidates will be invited in for an interview exercise using industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro). A review of the candidate’s graphic design portfolio will be part of the candidate review process. Please include a link to your online portfolio on your resume.
Join our award-winning Graphics Team, a part of ADOT’s Creative Services group in the Communications and Public Involvement Office! Your work will have an impact on the entire state, helping drivers to get safely home. ADOT is a great place to work with excellent benefits and professional development opportunities.
The Graphic Designer II will have strong creative and technical skills, and a portfolio of work which shows their professionalism and quality work. Under the direction of the Assistant Communication Director for Creative Services, this position will translate complex concepts into graphic designs and create a wide variety of material across digital and offline media, including construction project flyers, traffic maps, social media images and 3D animations. This position includes occasional, basic website editing using the Drupal content management system. The Graphic Designer II will work with a wide variety of customers and manage graphic design projects from concept to end product, maintaining the scope of the project to meet the client’s requirements, strategic objectives and deadlines.
Contemporary graphic design principles and typography
Contemporary principles of photographic imagery used for print and digital design
Principles of illustration
Copyright laws and ADA requirements
Web design, including the appropriate use of graphics and photos for websites
Content Management Systems, e.g. Drupal
Computer graphic design using industry-standard software such as Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro)
Conventional drawing and illustration
Creative, contemporary design
Evaluation of photography for artistic value and quality as well as proper resolution for printing or electronic display
Preparing print-ready artwork
Proper spelling and grammar, AP Style
Oral and written communication
Understanding of web and electronic communication components
Coordinate projects, manage and prioritize workload
Work under pressure of extreme deadlines, shifting priorities and last-minute changes
Successfully operate a variety of tools and equipment used in graphic and web design and publications work including plotters, printers and scanners
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
Three or more years as a graphic designer with web design and maintenance experience.
This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.