Who are we?
The people of California rely on us to ensure the effective and efficient use and management of public funds and programs. We provide nonpartisan, accurate, and timely assessments of California government’s operational and financial activities. Our recommendations lead to saving the State millions of taxpayer dollars each year and helps make sure that California government is held accountable to the highest standards.
Why should you join us?
- You have a passion for all things design and want to work with others who do as well.
- You want to be part of an agency that makes a difference for Californians and future generations.
- You want to work in a professional environment with like-minded colleagues.
- You desire an annual salary range of $53,592 - $79,080.
What is the position?
As a Graphic Designer, you work as part of the in-house creative design team of the California State Auditor’s Office producing graphics for audit reports. You also work on special projects, such as the development of promotional materials, manuals, internal and external web design, internal forms, and presentations. The position requires you to possess excellent graphic design skills, the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, and to understand and utilize the process involved in planning, designing, and producing high quality graphics, publishing, and HTML.
What will you do?
- Design, plan, and execute high quality artwork, drawings, layouts, graphs, diagrams, and design materials in print and electronic format including PDF and HTML.
- Advise and consult with audit teams and other graphic designers to create materials of all levels of complexity.
- Work with the manager, audit teams, and other designers to ensure information and design accurately represents the California State Auditor’s Office.
- Evaluate and identify design best practices of the report publishing process and identify solutions in order to make recommendations to management to enhance our report process.
- Conceptualize and develop identity systems and print collateral such as business cards, letterhead and identification badges.
- Occasionally prepare, compile, and print specialty documents on a Xerox i1000 press.
Who are you?
- You are proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud Software: InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.
- You are proficient in creating and editing HTML and CSS.
- You are proficient with Windows-based Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- You have strong organizational and communication skills.
- You have the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with short deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously to ensure deliverables are achieved on time, while maintaining the highest quality.
- You have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
How do I join?
The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. The civil service selection system consists of two simple steps: exams and hiring. This job announcement is part of the hiring step in the process. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Graphic Designer II & III exams are available on the CalHR website.
Even if you have not taken the exam, you can apply for the position by submitting a completed STD. 678 via your CalCareer account or by mail:
California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814
Current state workers are encouraged to apply. Training and development assignments will be considered.
If selected for an interview, you will be asked to present your portfolio.
The most qualified candidates will be contacted by early January to schedule an interview. Interviews are anticipated to be conducted in early to mid-January. Background check and job offer is anticipated to occur before the end of January.
The Fine Print:
Any applicant receiving a conditional job offer will be subject to a background check, fingerprinting and an inquiry to the California Department of Justice to disclose criminal records prior to appointment. State Auditor’s Office employees are excluded from collective bargaining. The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the state, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants.