Graphic Artist

  • Job Code: W3830
  • Pay Grade:WK
  • Pay Scale:$18.59-$33.59 Hourly; $38,667.20-$69,867.20 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Plan, design, and prepare a variety of graphics and art work for publications, and presentations. Assist with print production. May oversee the work of assigned staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Design and prepare illustrative materials for brochures, reports, pamphlets, posters, display panels, presentations, maps, charts, diagrams, and other publication and display materials.
  • Use a variety of freehand and mechanical methods in the development of artwork, employing pastels, water colors, pencil, and ink.
  • Plan, design, and lay out art work; develop original concepts and ideas; prepare detailed reproductions from photographs and objects; prepare perspective renderings.
  • Plan, design, and construct museum exhibits and displays; paint exhibit backgrounds; sculpt and mold various media in the preparation of exhibit components.
  • Assist in the reproduction of graphic materials using photographic and duplicating processes.
  • Assign projects to assigned staff, supervising their activities and judging the artistic value of their work.
  • Complete production orders with speed and accuracy.
  • Ensure order requirements and standards are met.
  • Operate various tools and machinery correctly and in a safe manner.
  • Assist with day-to-day print production projects, and assist with pre-press.
  • Work with team members to meet production goals.
  • Troubleshoots print problems and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of the design, layout, and preparation of graphic art work.
  • Working knowledge of print production.
  • Skill and creativity in drawing, painting, and lettering using free hand and mechanical methods.
  • Ability to plan and design displays and exhibits.
  • Ability to use a variety of artistic media and methods.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Two years experience as a graphics or commercial artist.
  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Successful completion of a formal, recognized commercial art school.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in art, graphic art, or commercial art.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Possession of a graphic design portfolio.
  • Experience as a pressman.
  • Experience with Sanden presses and/or label printing.
  • Experience in graphics design or other related fields.
  • Experience with Creative Cloud Software: InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop.
  • Experience using a Mac OS X platform.
  • Experience in the signage industry including experience with dimensional signage and large format printing.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training