Job Posting: Graphic Designer

California State Auditor's Office

Graphic Designer

$5,264.00 - $6,590.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/20/2019

Job Description and Duties

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. 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. You also work on special projects, such as the development of promotional materials, manuals, internal and external web design, internal forms, and presentations.

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 regarding graphic needs 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 regarding 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.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Graphic Designer
$5,264.00 - $6,590.00 L
$4,466.00 - $5,591.00 L
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

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.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

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.

All State Auditor’s Office employees are excluded from collective bargaining.

Selection Process 

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. For detailed instructions on how to apply for the Graphic Designer II & III exam, please visit: Even if you have not taken an exam, you can apply for the position by submitting a completed STD 678.

All appointments will be made in accordance with applicable personnel laws and rules. Only those appearing most qualified will be interviewed. If selected for an interview, you will be required to present your portfolio. Additional hires may be made from this bulletin if positions become available.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 12/20/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California State Auditor's Office
Attn: Human Resources
621 Capitol Mall, Ste. 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources
621 Capitol Mall, Ste. 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

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.

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.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Mai Lia Chang
(916) 445-0255 ext: 198

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Kristina Gin
(916) 445-0255 ext: 500
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Final Filing Date for the applications: 12/20/2019
  • The most qualified candidates will be contacted early January to schedule an interview.
  • Interviews are anticipated to be conducted in early to mid-January.
  • Background check & job offer is anticipated to occur before the end of January.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail