Graphic Designer Supervisor by mifei


									Appointment Type: Working Time: Reference Code: Opening Date: Closing Date:

Permanent Full Time NB00007735E 10/30/2007 11/13/2007

Graphic Designer Supervisor
Range 51 - $40,692 to $53,436 annually Agency Information
Washington's Lottery was created by action of the Washington State Legislature in July 1982. Lottery activities are aimed at incrementally growing sales to meet revenue commitments. Playing Lottery games is only one way to win in Washington. Promoting economic vitality in our state is the most important way the Lottery can help residents win. The greatest share of Lottery proceeds is returned to the state and its residents in three ways-as prizes, as retailer commissions, and as transfers to the Education and General funds. Since the Lottery sold its first ticket in November 1982, it has paid more than $4.7 billion in prizes, and retailers have received more than $485.4 million in sales commissions. In FY 2006 the Lottery contributed $102 million to education.

Plans, coordinates, directs, and supervises the operation of a comprehensive graphics design unit or program. Responsible for the design and production of graphic design projects and for supervising graphics staff. Establishes program goals and priorities and develops and implements graphic design policies and standards. Responsible for the development, design, and utility of the Lottery's Web environment, ensuring that it meets or exceeds the level of service provided by lottery industry leaders and employs state-of-the-art technology used by lottery business partners. Supervises the design and production of print publications including pamphlets, brochures, and newsletters; supervises staff in all aspects of electronics production; develops design concepts and prepares electronic format for publications, exhibits, the Internet, Altura screens and other graphic projects. Provides direction to staff on project scope, focus, audience, and media selection. Supervises staff including interviewing and recommending selection of applicants, training, coaching, and counseling; conducting quarterly and annual performance evaluations. Sets goals, objectives, and standards; develops and implements organization-wide graphic design policy and procedures; ensures adherence to department or organization-wide design standards; provides conflict resolution for scheduling priorities, media selection, production methods, and publication policy. Illustrates using traditional drawing methods and advanced digital computer software. Makes final proof, prepares electronic separations, bleeds, traps, stripping, and makes product electronic press ready.

Requisition Title: 1160 198H Graphic Designer Supervisor NB00007735

Works with Information Services department to order software and hardware upgrades; troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems. Creates a dynamic, interactive and personalized Web site; integrates, showcases and maintains complementary technologies as they emerge. Creates and maintains Lottery Intranet in cooperation with appropriate Lottery staff. Works closely with affected Lottery divisions and the advertising/public relations firm to develop and maintain up-to-date website content, function and visual integrity, and creating a fully interactive multimedia Web environment using state-of-the-art technology. Evaluates usability and accessibility for all potential site users; measures and assesses Web site performance; tracks website usage and industry Internet trends. Develops and implements Web standards and guidelines that support Agency graphics standards and style manuals. Remains up-to-date on new and emerging technologies and techniques; recommends changes and implementation strategies for Lottery website as appropriate. Develops and maintains a solid working relationship with all divisions within the Lottery and assists in developing Web services plans to further enhance those departments' initiatives online. Organizes and prioritizes projects and daily tasks and manages task workload in order to complete projects within budget constraints. Analyzes requirements, develops plans and procedures, and implements enhanced Web services. Tracks project deadlines and expenses and communicates this and other vital project information to the Lottery teams (Communications, Marketing, Sales, Research & Planning, etc). Serves as an advocate and resource for all Agency uses of the Web in support of the Lottery's mission, vision, goals, and objectives.

Bachelor's degree in communications, graphic design, fine arts, media, or allied field, and/or equivalent job-related experience and at least three years of experience with commercial website management, administration, and/or design and editing. Supervisory or lead experience is preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities > Knowledge of methods and techniques of graphic design; effective application of materials and media; scheduling, prioritizing and time management techniques. > Ability to use computers, both Mac and Windows platforms, proficiently and be proficient in industry standard software, including: - InDesign - Photoshop - Illustrator

Requisition Title: 1160 198H Graphic Designer Supervisor NB00007735

- Acrobat - Grab - Flash - After Effects - Premier - LimSee2 - Squeeze - Write HTML Code > Ability to conceptualize, design and produce a variety of illustrative materials. > Skilled at supervising or leading, including interviewing; hiring; assigning and directing work; setting expectations; instructing, coaching, and identifying training needs; and the ability to actively monitor employees' progress and performance and provide honest, timely feedback. > Must have programming and design knowledge and experience to be able to create internal and external Internet pages. > Demonstrated success designing and maintaining creative, effective Internet sites; familiarity with Internet protocols, site design, integration and backend structures. > Knowledge of web-based marketing techniques from a strategic and tactical level. > Must be creative, have good illustration and layout skills, and good with finding innovative solutions to concerns and challenges. > Ability to work autonomously and efficiently under multiple deadlines in a fast-paced, team environment. > Ability to plan, organize and present ideas in a comprehensive manner. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to think long-term and develop strategies beyond one year. > Ability to seek input and diplomatically respond to various types of personalities.

Special Notes
> Background investigations are required due to the nature and security requirements of the job. Applicants will be required to sign releases of information. Background investigations are part of the pre-employment selection process and are not a commitment to employment. > Employees of the Lottery and their family members who reside in the same household are precluded by law from participating in the Lottery games. > Washington's Lottery is a chemical-free/scent-free environment. Employees are expected to refrain from the use of scented products.

Other Information
Visit and click on the "Apply Directly" link. Key in the reference number from the job posting, and click

Requisition Title: 1160 198H Graphic Designer Supervisor NB00007735

on "Apply." If you do not have the entire reference number, you can replace unknown character strings with an asterisk (*), and individual characters with a plus sign (+). The system will guide you through the application process. Please be aware you will need an e-mail address to apply. You may also apply by sending your application or resume to Washington's Lottery, Human Resource Division, PO Box 43005, Olympia, WA 98504-3005 or by emailing your application to If you have questions or need further information, please call (360) 664-4813.

Requisition Title: 1160 198H Graphic Designer Supervisor NB00007735

To top