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GRAPHICS TECHNICIAN
07000
(Non-Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of artwork and designing and preparing illustrative and informative material used for a variety of educational, training, informational, and promotional purposes to attract attention to potential readers, to epitomize and reinforce ideas expressed verbally, and to aid in communicating messages through print and digital mediums. Employees in this class prepare materials such as flyers, brochures, annual reports, charts, maps and web pages using the latest graphic design and web publishing software. Assignments are given with general instructions, which allow considerable leeway for independent judgment in designing, preparing, and carrying out tasks. Supervision is not a responsibility typically exercised by this class, although a Graphics Technician may direct the work of helpers. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Prepares a variety of graphic materials including flyers, brochures, annual reports, charts, maps and web pages, for printed publications, reports, displays, exhibits, websites and for training and informational purposes.
Prepares finished illustrations from ideas conceived by supervisor or staff members requesting work by using appropriate media and materials.
Creates web page templates and design themes for improved content layout, navigation, and overall end-user experience.
May prepare artistic renderings to illustrate buildings, landscapes, mechanisms, and equipment by using appropriate art media and techniques, working from drawings, photographs, and similar source materials.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of graphic design, illustration, and image editing computer software.
Good knowledge of web design, web browsers, web page layout.
Working knowledge of Web content creation software.
Ability to visualize and interpret ideas through the various mediums of graphic design.
Ability to produce quality art work/layout in various media.
Ability to visually distinguish fine variations in color and the spacing of elements on a page to achieve aesthetically pleasing layout designs for print and web.
Ability to use graphs and charts to interpret statistical data.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree in commercial art, graphics design, website development, or a closely related field; or,
B. Successful completion from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with sixty (60) semester credit hours in commercial art, graphics design, website development, or a closely related field; or,
C. Two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in commercial art, graphics design, website development, or a closely related field; or,
D. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C).

9/2014 Revised