State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Photographs subjects of an unusually fragile nature such as biochemical gels, anatomical specimens and light and pressure-sensitive charts, etc.;
Uses digital SLR cameras (high resolution)and computers to produce photographic images;
Produces color managed digital images from film and digital sources suitable for pre-press and exhibition purposes;
Takes still pictures of art work, rare maps, books, archival specimens and clinical and surgical procedures;
Plans, organizes and prepares photographic materials for public relations and visual aid programs;
Photographs subjects employing less commonly used photographic techniques such as infra-red, ultra-violet and polarized light, including bright field in both black and white and color;
Takes photographs in studio and field using appropriate lighting techniques;
Participates as instructor in employee in-service educational programs;
Performs duties of Photographer 1;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: operation, adjustment, and maintenance of press, commercial view, miniature, portrait, motion picture, and other professional cameras; operation of digital SLR cameras; operation of various equipment such as film negative scanners, high resolution flatbed scanners, and digital card readers; methods and techniques to use in obtaining well-composed, clear photographs including handling of fragile or technically difficult subject matter; properties, characteristics, uses, and processing of photographic materials; light, lenses, and photographic optics; types of developers and chemical solutions most effective on various types of film and paper.
Ability to: plan, compose, and produce still photographs and motion pictures with news, public relations, instructional, and evidential value; develop negatives; edit, enhance, retouch, and resize digital images using specialized software and digital image processing computer workstations; produce color managed, digital images from film and digital sources for pre-press and exhibition purposes; make contact and protection prints; meet and work with public.
Three years of experience in still photography, including one year as a Photographer 1.
Class Specification History
Revise Class: 9-23-85
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Photographer II), class code (formerly 3786), definition and distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work, adds knowledge and abilities, and revises minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.