Be a part of our mission to protect human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water!
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a graphic design specialist for our State Office in Boise. This position provides graphic design and printing support services to DEQ staff to help optimize technical and non-technical information for diverse audiences.
$15.68 – $25.00 Hourly
$32,614.40 – $52,000.00 Annually
Example of Duties:
- Design and direct multimedia content for technical and general audiences, including illustrative material, flowcharts, technical diagrams, videos, animations, social media graphics, posters, etc.
- Work with a variety of technical and non-technical customers to understand graphic design needs, brainstorm ideas, and translate ideas into deliverables.
- Ensure consistent look and feel of graphic designs and update as needed to keep content current.
- Research, learn, and incorporate new graphic design and outreach tools, including ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Experience Builder, Camtasia, Captivate, Canva, Tableau, Visio, , etc.
- Edit graphical content using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator,, and other editing programs.
- Support DEQ’s continuous improvement program through the development of visually engaging and interactive dashboards.
- Coordinate with outreach staff to employ creative graphic design and marketing strategies to support DEQ’s community-level engagement efforts.
- Assist outreach staff with creating, planning, and executing in-person and virtual outreach events.
- Develop and maintain DEQ’s swag inventory and determine when and how to use swag to optimize community engagement.
- Assist state and regional office staff on procurement of internal and external printing projects.
- Develop content for State Office digital signage display, including job postings and air quality index.
Good knowledge of: computer graphic design techniques; design software.
Experience: conceptualizing ideas and translating into camera-ready copy or digitally equivalent pre-press work via computer and traditional methods; creating design proofs for customers to approve; advising customers on publication design, art work, multi-media projects, costs, and completion time.
- Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply.
- Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate approximately 2 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
- Paid Parental Leave
- Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
- 11 paid holidays
- Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
- Relocation Assistance available to some positions
- Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
- Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
- Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges.
- Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
- Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
- Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
- Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
- Some travel may be required
DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution.
As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
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