Job Title: Senior Graphic Design Specialist

Reports to:Director of Communications and Government Relations
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:5192
Salary Schedule:64N


Responsible for developing communication and graphic materials that combine effective organizational and communication skills with technical knowledge of graphic design and printing that help facilitate effective communication between the District and stakeholders.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist in defining guidelines for graphic design to ensure unified standards and quality of correspondence to all stakeholders.
  2. Design and prepare a variety of illustrative material such as brochures, reports, pamphlets, posters, display panels, presentations, maps, charts, diagrams, and other publication and display materials.
  3. Assist schools and departments with preparing digital files and graphic printing.
  4. Research graphic design images to ensure originality and copy-free graphics purchased from stock image services are not in violation of copyright laws.
  5. Provide templates and graphic design assistance to school and district personnel to ensure quality production standards.
  6. Establish and maintain working relationships with district-approved print vendors for coordination of printed projects.
  7. Track graphic design projects requested from various cost centers to monitor progress and ensure timely completion.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of graphic design processes from concept development to end production.
  • Proficient in the Macintosh computer platform, and multiple graphic design software packages including: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress.
  • Knowledge of graphic design production standards including: logo design, composition, color theory, typography, photography, and re-touching.
  • Ability to evaluate production requests and determine proper materials needed to create quality designs that meet or exceed the expectations of end users.
  • Proficient in print production techniques including the ability to work with digital files.
  • Ability to use a variety of artistic media and methods.
  • Ability to work with school and district personnel and various print and specialty advertising vendors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Graphic Design, Commercial Art, or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in graphic design in a communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, or publishing setting
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.




  • Experience in public education.
  • Experience as a print production manager.




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors: The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Senior Graphic Design Specialist;   EST: June 21, 2016 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 21, 2016