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Graphic Design Specialist
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 02/20/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary Salary Range: $4,733.00 - $5,742.00/Month Hiring Range: $4,733.00 - $5,219.00/Month -  
Employment Type 40 hrs/week 12 month
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 19.721% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf. For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.com www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/pubs/member/your-benefits-your-future-school-benefits.pdf., please visit the website at www.calpers.com.  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Job Title

Graphic Design Specialist

Time Base

40 hrs/week 12 months/year


Salary Range: $4,733.00 - $5,742.00/Month Hiring Range: $4,733.00 - $5,219.00/Month

Position Type



Marketing/PCTV (116)

Job Description Summary

Under the Direction of the Executive Director of Marketing, Public Relations & Communications, the incumbent performs technical artistic and graphic work in the development of publicity, informational and marketing materials, produces publications, and performs related activities using electronic publishing and graphic design skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position. 

Uses original and general ideas in order to design and develop graphics and illustrations for use in publications, announcements, brochures, posters, advertisements, displays and other marketing and informational materials and other communications media to publicize college and District programs, courses, and services. 

Coordinates with Department and college staff, contractors and vendors for the purpose of exchanging creative input and procedural, production timeline and cost information. 

Operates a variety of hardware; creates and edits images using computer software and hardware in both Mac and PC formats.  Exercises judgment and creativity to design original work and to provide artistic and coordinating input. 

May direct the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned. 

Original artistic work may include limited multimedia work, such as composition of music using computer software and preparing electronic files for production, publishing or posting. 

Performs related clerical activities such as scheduling assignments, responding to telephone inquiries, notifying supervisor of necessary materials and supplies, entering time and materials expended for assignments on work requests.

Performs other duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. An Associate’s degree in graphic arts or related field and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of training, education and qualifying experience which demonstrates the skills and ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

2. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers (PC and Mac platforms) and peripheral hardware such as cameras, scanners, etc., and the use of word processing, email, and electronic publishing software programs.

3. Possession of a current valid California Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License.

4. Must be insurable under the Peralta Community college District’s current insurance policy.

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of principles and practices of marketing and communications. 

Knowledge of graphics production and printing processes, including digital imaging, paper grades and inks, traditional paste up and camera work. 

Knowledge of basic principles of project management. 

Education that includes basic and advanced college level courses in desktop publishing, graphic design, and word processing. 

Knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, Quark, and Internet/FTP.

Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone. 
Constant work around and with people.

Other Requirements


Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard 

Seeing to read various materials 

Sitting for extended periods 

Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs 

Occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs

Occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs

Occasional twisting of body

Occasional use of manual dexterity

Occasional use of tactile acuity

Occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color  Frequent work at a rapid pace 

Frequent reaching, high, low, and level  Frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech 

Frequent visual acuity for reading  Constant use of clear oral communication

Tools & Equipment Used

Computer and appropriate peripheral equipment Standard office machines and equipment Telephone

Application Deadline Date

March 20, 2020

Open Date

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