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Civil Service Position #CS14-66R
May 1, 2014

Position Title
Graphic Designer Associate

Hiring Unit
Marketing and Communications

Job Description/Responsibilities
This position provides creative guidance and production of SIUE communications and consultation with internal team and clients to accomplish objectives, creating high-level communication and design solutions while staying on target within budget and deadlines.  This position assists in planning and reviewing work of lower level designers and freelance designers.  This position also reviews designs pertaining to the Wordmark and Logo Requirements and Licensing policies.  The Graphic Designer Associate may be assigned other related tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals. 

Minimum Qualifications
1. Any one or any combination that equals thirty-six (36) months from the categories

   (a) credit for progressively more advanced college or art-school course work that would
        lead to a major in graphic/visual arts communication and/or design

  • 60 semester hours equals 12 months
  • 90 semester hours equals 24 months
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals 36 months

   (b) work experience and/or on-the-job training that provided a knowledge of progressively
        more advanced, generally accepted principles, theories, practices, and methods used in
        graphic designs and their applications to visual communications problems that are/is
        comparable to the training provided in the programs such as graphic/visual arts
        communication and/or design


2. Twelve (12) months of progressively more responsible work experience and/or training
    comparable to that performed at the Graphic Designer Assistant level of this series (see 
    Assistant credentials at http://www.sucss.illinois.gov/documents/ClassSpecs/spec1004.pdf)  

Additional Knowledge and Skills Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • High-level of experience working with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Six years’ experience in graphic design
  • Management of design production and print vendors

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$3,093 per month 

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by credential assessment.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/forms/pdf/APPLICATION_FOR_CIVIL_SERVICE_EMPLOYMENT.doc (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040 

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:  civilserviceapplications@siue.edu.

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/humanresources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
May 14, 2014


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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