Graphic Designer

Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Tacoma, Washington

Date Posted August 12, 2019
Industry Government
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000 to $50,000


Closes:     September 6, 2019 @ 8:59 p.m. PST

Graphic Designer                                 

Department:     Communications

Reports To:      Director                                                  

Hours:               40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time

Salary:         Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits   


Application Requirements:


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for designing and producing graphic design projects, coordinating projects and managing and tracking the photography and videography for the Communications Department.   This position works as a team member in support of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Graphic Design

  1. Design and produce graphic projects including advertisements, invitations, fliers, posters, bookmarks, postcards, newsletters, rack cards, forms, reports, signage and digital graphics.
  2. Design pages for the Puyallup Tribal News.
  3. Prepare PowerPoint and similar presentations and visual aids, and provide audiovisual support for public meetings, presentations, etc.

Production Coordination

  1. Coordinate with outside agencies and vendors to negotiate print and graphic project deadlines, price estimates and execution to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  2. Print fliers, posters, etc., in-house as needed.

Photography & Videography

  1. Maintain and manage comprehensive digital photo/video libraries
  2. Respond to public relations and outside media requests for photos and video clips.
  3. Coordinate photo and video sessions as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

HS Diploma or GED required. Must demonstrate the ability to successfully perform job duties. Must provide previous graphic design work samples. Experience creating design layouts.

Beginner to intermediate knowledge of word processing is required. Knowledge of graphic design software (Adobe Creative software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred).

Must have experience in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to follow oral instructions and write news and feature stories using correct English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ration and percentages.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Licenses, Certificates 

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance.  Driver’s License restrictions must not prevent the employee from complying with the Tribe’s Vehicle Use Policy or driving a GSA vehicle.

Other Requirements

Must have reliable transportation.

This position must be able to work with all levels of personnel within the Organization and with clients and vendors.

Skills in developing and articulating visual concepts.

Must demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Must demonstrate an eye for detail.

Must be able to multi-task and set priorities.

Must be able to work long hours and carry an unpredictable schedule.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  3. Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  5. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.
  6. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  7. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is moderate.
  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  3. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  4. Exposure to hazardous materials in minimal.
  5. Requires travel using employee’s own transportation.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


H o w   T o   A p p l y:

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