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Graphic Design & Prepress Tech

at Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Reference #: 60917

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ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS Job posting 60917
1500 EAST 128TH AVE, THORNTON, Colorado, 80241Job posted as of Aug 05, 2019,12:01 AM MST until Aug 18, 2019,11:59 PM MST

Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.


The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color,sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other basis prohibited by applicable law. The District is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching the educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

Job Title
Graphic Design & Prepress Tech

Hours Per Week
40
Months Per Year
12
District Name
ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS
School / Location Name
BusSvc: Print Shop/Records
1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, Arizona, Thornton, CO 80241
Posted on
Aug 05, 2019,12:01 AM MST
Expiry Date
Aug 18, 2019,11:59 PM MST
Job Description
SUMMARY: Collaborate with district staff to provide professional Graphic Design, and layout of printed and electronic materials to support the need of district and other customers. Responsibilities include designing brochures, logos, letterheads, envelopes, certificates, attendance cards, posters and other miscellaneous products. Additional responsibilities include the review and modification of print color, the correctness of fonts and graphics for quality and format; exporting files. Act as customer contact for print submission and coordinate production and delivery schedules. Perform digital prepress functions using the Harlequin RIP for the full color offset press and other wide format digital printers. Work with external vendors to determine price quotes, printing schedules and coordinate prepress requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.

Job Tasks Descriptions
1.Use Desktop publishing software to provide professional Graphic Design and layout for electronic and printed materials including brochures, logos, letterheads, envelopes, certificates, attendance cards, posters, flyers, business cards, stickers, signs, notepads, labels, marketing materials and book design. Duties include scanning and scaling of images, creating clipping paths and masks, image airbrushing and touch-ups, cropping, creating illustrations, font selection, locating and selecting photographs, images and clipart from stock photography organizations. Shoot photographs for use in print and electronic projects. Additional duties related to graphic design include listening to the customer needs and determining the correct printing method to conform to customer budgetary requirements. Identify correct paper type, press and bindery functions. Maintain, archive and retrieve data files form department server and storage units.
2.Perform digital prepress functions including: preflight incoming jobs; check for appropriate color format, fonts, and graphics for quality and correct formats; adjust and manipulate files including photo adjustment/enhancement, color conversion (RGB to CMYK) and export; set up files in the department?s current design and layout software. Determine page layout, accounting for folds, trims, bleeds and gripper, and adding crop marks and color bars as necessary; send press-ready documents to Heidelberg and proof color and final layout at both rip and press stations; and provide mock-up to pressman and coordinate printing schedules. Export files as necessary and provide to external vendors, perform color press checks and monitor job production
3.Prepare price quotes for customers based on printing methods, paper choice, bindery, mailing and labor. Communicate pricing to customer. Create and open print requests within the department?s current Job Management/Accounting software. Coordinate and monitor production for concept to delivery. Duties may include ordering paper, coordinate staff and printing schedules, communicate with customers on timelines and progress, provide mock-up to press and bindery, and approve make-ready and bindery.
4.Perform and provide technical support to Office Managers, Secretaries, Administrative and support staff regarding higher level activities within software applications such as creating templates, using data linking commands, form-fill and mail-merge.
5.Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
?High school diploma or equivalent.
?Specialized courses in graphic design and digital prepress.
?Minimum of 4 years general work experience.
?Minimum of 2 years experience in a print shop environment which included graphic design, digital prepress, typography, page layout, print production and finishing methods.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
?Criminal background check required for hire.

TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
?Advanced graphic design skills including scanning files, creating/editing graphics, enhancing/manipulating photographs, color management, typography and page layout.
?Knowledge of professional design theory.
?Customer service skills.
?Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
?Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
?Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
?Ability to manage multiple priorities.
?Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
?Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies and building and department procedures.
?Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
?Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
?Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals.
?Operating knowledge of digital cameras.
?Operating knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook, FrontPage and various clip art and photography sources.
?Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.
?Operating knowledge of color laser and large format printer required within one month after entering position.
?Operating knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pit Stop Professional, and Adobe InDesign required.
?Operating knowledge of bindery equipment preferred.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & DIRECTION/GUIDANCE:

Reports to:Printing Services Manager

Direct reports:This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:
?Prepare print request bids and quotes based on established price guidelines. Determine final cost of job and submit for billing. Provide cost estimates to customers and obtain their approval.

SALARY INFORMATION:
Salary placement on our Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade for the position being posted and employees’ previous work experience. "Grade" refers to position or job classification and "Step" refers to number of work experience credit or service years. Initial placement will be at the Grade for the position step 1.

BENEFITS INFORMATION:
Employees regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) hours per week or more are eligible to receive the district contribution towards insurance benefits as defined in the Classified Master Agreement Article 11.3, 11.4, and 11.5 and are eligible for benefits described within this article. Employees regularly scheduled to work less than twenty (20) hours per week, or employees whose employment is temporary, are not eligible for benefits described within this article. Please refer to the Classified Master Agreement for more information.
THIS POSTING IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION.
APPLICATION INFORMATION:
All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.

Additional Information
Replacement Position
Minimum Salary / Hourly Wage $20.87

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