Graphics Designer 1EF01

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • Gainesville, FL, USA
Full Time Communications Engineering Information Technology Internet Media

Job Description


SALARY: $36,369.22 - $55,786.85 Annually

Bachelor's degree in graphic design or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of related training and education. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Evening and weekend work hours may be required.

Position Summary
This is a responsible professional position designing publicity and promotional materials for the Alachua County Library District.

An employee assigned to this classification designs, composes and oversees the production of promotional, informational and publicity materials presented to the public through various communications channels, including both print and non-print media. These materials may include (but are not limited to) brochures, flyers, posters, newsletters, advertisements, public service announcements, and displays.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

 Examples of Duties


 Develops the layout and production design of magazines, posters, brochures, corporate reports and other publications by hand and with the aid of a computer. Produces promotional displays and marketing brochures and develops material for the Library District's web page, interactive media websites and multimedia projects. 

Works with printers and other outside agencies in planning and reproducing brochures, book lists, flyer's, etc.

Designs and creates library displays.

Operates Library District graphics related equipment to produce print materials. Takes photographs at library events and edits them with software for on-line and print publication. Uploads digital images to various websites to promote the library and its services and programs. Ensure patron compliance of all policies and procedures through effective communication and enforcement.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. 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.


Knowledge of desktop publishing software, graphics or photo imaging software and video editing and audio software. 

Skill in the use of a wide range of graphics, photo editing and layout software.
Skill in creating print-ready copy and mechanical artwork for printing.

Ability to operate, maintain and make minor repairs to printing, laminating, paper folding and cutting equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervision, outside vendors/media contacts and the general public.

Ability to effectively express ideas, both in written and verbal communications.

Ability to effectively prioritize and organize work and projects.

Ability to effectively describe and explain information and instructions to and from others.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and be mobile.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus associated with the constant use of printed matter and computer monitors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Administrative Support, Business Development, Business Unit Management, CAD Drafting, Computer Animation & Multimedia, Computer Network Security, Data Processing, Electrician, Creative Writing, Database Administration, Desktop Service and Support, Digital Content Development, Editorial Writing, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, General Creative Design, Graphic Arts, IT Project Management, Journalism, Software Development, Technical Writing, Web Design

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, M.B.A., Ph.D, Other Doctorate Degree


$36,369.22 - $55,786.85 Annually