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Abolished Date: 2015-08-14


Produce copy for graphic layout and reproduction.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Journey-level class of series. Operate electronic phototypesetting equipment to produce galleys of type.

Typical Work

Transform rough draft into phototype copy; select proper line length, leading, kerning, font and type style;

Maintain disk files;

Proof copy, make corrections in grammar, punctuation and format;

Compose and arrange text according to job specifications;

Process exposed photo paper;

Paste up copy;

Perform user maintenance on typesetting equipment and processor;

Consult with persons initiating job specifications and suggest revisions in treatment of data;

May train others on use of photo-direct composing equipment;

May operate other equipment associated with typesetting and graphic layout;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience in production phototypesetting and layout, or equivalent.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted September 18, 1980.
Revise class. Revises title; adopted October 19, 1987.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 3693), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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