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Junior Graphic Designer (Planning Technician 1-2 (A)-(B)) (Designated) – APPLY NOW

Junior Graphic Designer (Planning Technician 1-2 (A)-(B)) (Designated)
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Competition # : 32459 
Department: Communications Nova Scotia
Location: HALIFAX
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG 
Closing Date: 8/28/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
Designation Status
This opportunity is designated for applicants who identify as Aboriginal, African Nova Scotian, Racially Visible Person or Person with a Disability.
About Us
As government’s full-service communications agency, Communications Nova Scotia helps ensure Nova Scotians have the information they want and need about the programs and services available to them.
Together with an integrated team of communications and marketing professionals, you will work with departments and agencies to ensure the priorities, policies, and actions of government are clearly communicated.
About Our Opportunity
Communications Nova Scotia is seeking a full-time Junior Graphic Designer to join our Creative Services team. The Junior Graphic Designer produces graphic art and visual materials that communicate government information effectively. This position requires creativity and innovation. The successful candidate will understand and use current best practices in digital, animation, user experience and universal design.
Primary Accountabilities
The Junior Graphic Designer, as part of an integrated team, uses design principles to meet project goals and objectives. The Junior Graphic Designer works collaboratively with project leads and client groups and produces materials to reach diverse audiences, for example, 2SLGBTQ+, African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaq communities. The Junior Graphic Designer communicates concepts and ideas verbally and through design mock-ups and integrates accessible and inclusive design practices into communications products.
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
High School diploma plus a relevant two-year Course Accreditation; or an acceptable combination of training and experience.
Knowledge of design and artwork processes.
Knowledge of inclusive and accessible design.
Demonstrated experience with Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat, and with Universal Type Client.
Experience with Microsoft products, including Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, and Word.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and work in a team environment. 
Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Other experience beneficial to this position (assets):
Professional design experience.
Demonstrated producing materials to reach diverse audiences
Familiarity with UI/ UX design and the ability to create effective web design components.
Experience with effective accessible design for website and digital mediums, and with designing for people with a range of capabilities.
Experience working in a government environment.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians. 
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade:  TE 16 – TE 22  
Salary Range:  $1,627.48 – $2,414.26 Bi-Weekly
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]
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