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Graphics Artist

  • Job Code: W3830
  • Pay Grade:WK
  • Pay Scale:$18.32-$33.09 Hourly; $38,105.60-$68,827.20 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Plan, design, and prepare a variety of graphics and art work for publications, presentations, and exhibits. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored 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