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Print Services Assistant Supervisor


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The purpose of this classification is to provide printing services for county departments, to include operating printing equipment and generating various printing projects. This position serves as a lead worker and acts as supervisor in incumbent’s absence.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Serves as lead worker in print shop; assists in organizing, prioritizing, and assigning work; provides direction and assistance to other employees.

Serves as Supervisor in incumbent’s absence.

Processes various printing projects in print shop to produce letterhead, envelopes, business cards, forms, brochures, manuals, copies, and other printed materials.

Reviews printing requests; determines/calculates requirements for each job; proofreads material to be printed.

Prepares projects; shoots and develops negatives and positive matte transfer materials in darkroom; performs preparation work on light table; checks for straightness and positioning; adds seals and tape as needed; cuts negatives/film to proper size; burns metal plates on plate burner; runs plates through plate developing machine.

Processes projects through various equipment for copying, printing, collating, hole punching, folding, stuffing, stitching, numbering, cutting, assembling, stapling, gluing, packaging, or other activity as outlined in project specifications.

Operates various machinery and equipment associated with department activities, which may include an offset printing press, color press, darkroom camera, light table, plate burner/developer, collator, stitcher, folder, paper drilling machine, electric punch, electric binder, automatic numbering machine, high speed copy machine, shrink wrap machine, perforation/scoring machine, paper cutter, card slitter, floor jack, calculator, or telephone.

Performs various tasks associated with printing operations, which may include mixing chemicals to develop negatives, measuring temperature of developer, measuring distance in stitches, checking straightness of folds, checking samples for setup, setting up equipment for operation, installing/aligning machine assemblies, or stacking/lining up paper.

Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep computer, office, or print shop equipment in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, oiling equipment, replacing ink/toner cartridges, replacing paper, backing up data, cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment; coordinates service/repair activities as needed.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other software programs.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, print requisitions, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, print requisitions, photographs, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards, or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, customers, vendors/suppliers, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.


Completes certification and operates computer programs such as Adobe Photo Shop 6.0 and Adobe Pagemaker 6.5.

Performs typesetting; scans in photos, art work, and documents for changes, additions, and/or creation per customer’s order; scans into computer the finished job on the A.B. Dick Scanmaster; makes sensitivity, threshold, and other setting adjustments; sends information from the Scanmaster to the Digital Plate Maker computer for creating a poly plate for press; inspects the poly plate to ensure that the correct performance was taken; punches holes and etches the poly plate with etch solution when ready to go to press for printing.


Performs miscellaneous tasks as needed, which may include answering telephone calls, ordering supplies, washing ink from press at end of week, cleaning work area at end of day, preparing work areas for next day, removing trash from building, or picking up supplies from vendors.

Provides assistance to other employees as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in graphic arts and printing/binding procedures; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving graphic arts or printing/binding operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.


Physical Ability:Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dust, odors, fumes, noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, or toxic agents.

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