POSITION SUMMARY: Manages all aspects of the production and graphic arts department. Provides creative direction for internal communications, web, flyers, marketing material, trade show and event materials, and office exhibits. RESPONSIBILTIES: Provides technical and artistic guidance to clients using department's services. Oversees development and production of promotional and collateral materials. Establishes and maintains a consistent corporate image throughout all promotional materials and events. Confers with clients regarding budget, background information, objectives, presentation approaches, and selection of media. Assigns design resources for approved projects. Prioritizes, tracks, handles, and maintains records of the elements, costs, and time schedules of multiple projects. Approves designers' project cost estimates. Approves sample layouts and finished layouts. Selects, supervises, and obtains cost estimates from outside vendors such as photographers, illustrators, paper suppliers, or printers. Defines, documents, implements, and supports continual graphic design process improvement. Participates in planning and policy development issues. Develops departmental budget and sets departmental standards. Provides creative and managerial leadership with graphic design group; identifies roles and responsibilities, communicates tasks and objectives clearly and unambiguously, and ensures accountability on all requirements. Establishes short and long-term graphic design objectives consistent with organizational strategy. Responsible for the employment, training, motivation, discipline and performance evaluation of assigned employees. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: - Typically requires bachelor's degree or equivalent and 12-15 years of related experience, with three to five years supervisory/management experience. - Typically applies expert knowledge of computerized equipment to support work activities. - Proficient with a wide range of media. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Candidates with current TS/SCI clearance are preferred, however, will accept candidates with a Top Secret clearance; SCI and Ci Polygraph must be obtainable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.