Graphic Design Internship: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Job ID:  296912
Business Title:  Assistant Graphic Designer,  Office of External Affairs Administration

Proposed Salary Range:  $     11.50 – $     12.32 (Hourly)

Work Location:  125 Worth Street, NYC

Job Description

With over 6,000 staff and a budget of $1.6 billion, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the nation’s premier city health agency. Its 100-plus programs protect and promote the health of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Each of those programs relies on the Communications Bureau’s ability to shape critical public health messages. The Office of Publications and Language Access advance the agency’s mission by producing an array of relevant, accessible, high-quality literature in English and other popular languages.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Under the guidance of our in-house Graphic Designer, duties will include but not limited to:

— Assist in-house Designer in developing design solutions across print and digital platforms.

–Assist in planning creative approaches and production of print and online materials (data reports, newsletters, brochures, etc.) and select media to be used.

–Ensure that all agency materials carry agency brand in a consistent matter.

Minimum Qual Requirements

For Assignment Level I:
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.
For Assignment Level II (Information Technology):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study.
For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

SPECIAL NOTE
Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

Preferred Skills

— A portfolio of creative work in both print and digital

–Expertise in the following programs: Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS, Flash
and Microsoft Office Suite

–Candidate must be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week

–Positive attitude and ability to work well on a small, collaborative editorial team

–Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments and priorities.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
* A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

* Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

* Current Resume

* Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply 

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 291766.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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