Marketing and Sales Specialist III (Graphics Lead)
King County - Seattle, WA

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JOB SUMMARY Provides lead graphics support and project planning to the Transit Division for the creative development and production of Transit marketing and service information materials. WHO MAY APPLY
This position is open to King County employees and the general public.

In addition to the required employment application with Supplemental Questions, a resume is required. See APPLICATION PROCESS section below for additional details.

Our business work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. This position is considered exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and as such is not eligible for overtime pay.

King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations that have made us a leader in this nation’s public transportation industry.

Metro Transit's central offices are located in Seattle's historic, Pioneer Square district, in easy walking distance to downtown Seattle's waterfront, close to popular urban residential neighborhoods like Queen Anne, South Lake Union and Capitol Hill, and near bus lines, the ferries, Link Light Rail, the Sounder (commuter train) Station and the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.
GREAT BENEFITS King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region) and access to the building gym, with lockers, showers and bike room. We offer a benefits package that includes generous medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner, generous vacation, sick holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State’s Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS), as well as the option of participating in the County’s deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Senior Human Resources Analyst Ralph Cady at or 206-263-4782.

Job Duties:
Design, develop and produce Metro marketing and communications materials, including brochures, posters, timetables, regional maps, displays, presentations and advertising.
Priority project work includes implementing Metro’s new sign program, using developed tools and templates. This body of work requires extensive coordination with Transit Route Facility planners during Service Change – 3 times a year. Detailed coordination and assistance is required in working with the Metro paint shop, to facilitate, coordinate, troubleshoot and follow-up with production of information signage to meet critical deadlines.
Develop and design various materials, including custom signage and vinyl applications, fabric and embroidery specifications.
Review architectural drawings and develop specification drawings for bid process.
Enforce and promote adherence to KC Metro graphic design standards, as applicable to publications, signage and vehicles. Support work groups within Transit that require assistance and guidance as needed.
Assist the Marketing staff in developing and designing promotional materials, including brochures, posters, displays, banners, presentations and advertising incentives.
Responsibilities also include maintaining and overseeing the Metro brand as it applies to revenue and non-revenue fleet, safety messaging, and regulatory decals for revenue vehicles. This includes visual and physical review of coaches during procurement to assess signing and decal requirements.
Additionally, responsible for development of identities for new lines of service that support the King County Metro brand and sub-brand identities (i.e. KC Sheriff, Dart, Access, VanPool, VanShare, MetroPool & RapidRide).

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
Proficient in design, layout and visualization for a variety of products/projects
Skill and extensive knowledge of developing graphic, illustration and publication files using appropriate software for print, web, exhibits and multi-media
Highly proficient using the following applications in the Mac environment:
Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro
Macromedia FreeHand
Proficient in MS Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage
Knowledge of and skills in applying marketing and graphic communication principles
Excellent communication, presentation and negotiating skills
Excellent writing and documentation skills
Ability to work autonomously and in team collaboration
Ability to lead, negotiate and troubleshoot issues that arise related to projects, work processes and computer hardware/software/network problems
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and numerous deadlines
Ability to quickly and efficiently digest work assignments, and prepare draft visuals for review and discussion
Ability to manage large projects with numerous components, maintaining detail and consistency
Ability to plan and schedule work assignments, coordinate with vendors (internal and external) to deliver product and meet specific deadlines
Knowledge of a variety of print production resources and sign production processes, including knowledge of 4-color and large format printing, bid process, pre-press/pre-flight, press checks, coordinating and selecting vendors, and quality control over final materials, including schedules, delivery and installation DESIRABLE:
Familiarity with regional mapping, GIS database applications, and building and organizing GIS data
Knowledge of bid process, working within defined budgets, and following government protocol

Supplemental Information:
Applicants should complete the online application at and attach or paste a resume as described above. NOTE: Please answer ALL questions in the employment application portion, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, salary, etc. Your job history in the employment application must go back ten years (if you have ten years of employment). Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant to this job. If you have questions about this, please contact Ralph Cady as stated above. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Tips On Applying at

Application materials will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in a written test and one or more interviews. A final interview may be conducted with the hiring manager. References will be conducted.

This position is represented by PTE (Professional and Technical Employees), Local 17.
CLASS CODE: 2221300

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