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graphic designer


Saint Paul, MN


38.37980769230769 - 26.139903846153846 USD HOURLY

State of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

Mark Dayton

Unknown / Non-Applicable



Job Description

Job Details

Working Title: Graphic Designer
Job Class: Communications Specialist 2
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 07/14/2023
  • Closing Date: 07/24/023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Enterprise / Communications/Intergovt Rel
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $26.14 - $38.38 / hourly; $54,580 - $80,137 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position will join a team of communications professionals to connect communications and digital strategies through visual design and help tell the agency’s story and communicate with users of our services. By developing visually appealing and engaging materials that follow State of Minnesota and MNIT branding standards, you will help share messages targeted to MNIT staff and state government employees, and delivered through digital touchpoints such as websites, email, and social media. The designer will be responsible for this work by creating and implementing illustrations, icons, video, photography, layouts, bulk email, presentations, and templates.

This position is hybrid. It requires an employee to telework and to occasionally be onsite as needed.

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a remote telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies.

  • Candidates residing outside of Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) require additional review prior to telework approval upon becoming a finalist.

  • Candidates located in Minnesota, or a bordering state, do not require additional review.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

This position requires an associate degree in design, visual arts, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of professional design experience using Adobe Creative Cloud applications including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro.

Experience must also include:

  • Basic experience with photography on SLR cameras and smartphones.

  • Proficiency with photography color correction and post-production.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, such as Word and PowerPoint.

  • Experience designing and formatting images for social media.

  • An online portfolio of work demonstrating professional skill in graphic design, layout design, image selection/production for print and/or web must be included as a link in your resume.

  • You must include a link to your online portfolio in your resume.

**It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)

  • Criminal History Check

  • Reference Check

  • Social Security and Address Verification

  • Education Verification

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with developing assets for SharePoint and web content management system(s), such as SDL Tridion.

  • Experience designing bulk emails - has basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well as best practices for email design.

  • Video production and editing skills (short instructional videos, podcasts, and video meeting technologies), proficiency with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.

  • Team player with a collaborative spirit, willing to pitch in and do whatever it takes.

  • Familiarity with digital accessibility standards and technologies, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Organizational skills: must be able to manage many responsibilities and projects simultaneously, meet tight deadlines, and adjust easily to changing schedules and priorities.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Gretchen Michienzi at

Connect 700 Program

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Gretchen Michienzi at


To be considered for any Veteran's Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. You must:

  • Meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
  • Meet all of the RSV criteria.
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to:

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you:

  • Meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%.
  • Provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability.
  • Meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
  • You must submit all documentation by the closing date to:

Current State Employees:

  • Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office

About Minnesota IT Services

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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