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The Florida Legislature
Office of the Majority Leader

Job Title

Graphics Specialist - Office of the Majority Leader

General Summary

This is skilled work designing, illustrating, lettering, painting, laying out, composing, and reproducing a variety of graphics materials.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Designs and prepares covers and illustrative sketches for brochures, reports, booklets, and pamphlets; arranges contents in the most effective manner for presentation.
  • Designs, lays out, letters, and performs art work on posters, display panels, charts, diagrams, etc., for publications.
  • Assists in photographic and duplicating processes involved in the reproduction of graphics materials.
  • Performs research work in securing factual information relating to the subject matter of assigned illustrations.
  • Confers with supervisor regarding methods of design for various projects.
  • Plans, designs, and prepares pictorial posters, illustrations, and publications covers, using free hand and mechanical methods.
  • Transforms verbal information into art work.
  • Specifies kinds of type, scales pictures, paper style, and art work; makes paste up for reproductions.
  • Produces accurate and detailed reproductions from memory, photographs, or from direct objects.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Job effort is creating digital media (photos, infographics, video) for all media.  Job applicants must have demonstrated ability via a portfolio (printed or digital) with examples of prior, similar work.  Job applicants should have expertise with Photoshop, illustrator in design and working knowledge of Adobe premiere.  Job applicants should possess outside of the box critical thinking, a desire to create and do things differently, a political awareness and some knowledge of the legislative process, the ability to tell a story through imagery, and the ability to work as a team and receive constructive feedback.

Specialized duties include:

  • Creating issue position graphics multiple times daily
  • Creating brochures and handouts that contribute to the design aesthete of the Office
  • Assisting with floor photography
  • Assisting with video editing
  • Creating infographics as needed
  • Assisting with digital video and photographic assets as needed
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of graphic design formats, techniques, and composition options.
  • Knowledge of visual design theory.
  • Skill in preparing a variety of illustrations.
  • Skill in drafting letters.
  • Skill in assisting in photographic and duplicating process.
  • Skill in preparing renderings.
  • Skill in using free hand and mechanical methods to produce graphics materials such as poster illustrations, covers, brochures, booklets, and pamphlets.
  • Skill in producing accurate and detailed reproductions from memory, photographs, or direct objects.
  • Ability to design a variety of graphics materials.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to secure factual information.
  • Ability to transform verbal information into art work.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in commercial/advertising art, studio or applied art, or visual communications, and one year of commercial art or illustrating experience.

A master’s degree in Fine Arts from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience.

Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Salary

Commensurate with experience
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Florida House of Representatives
Office of House Administration
Lawanda Williams
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, FL  32399

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.