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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 207Q
Category: Information Services


As a working supervisor, operate and maintain large offset and letter press print¬ing equipment; and prepare plates for offset printing and operate camera for line and half-tone negatives.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class supervise printer-lithographers and perform journey-level printing and lithographic work. May also supervise other trade skills within a printing unit.

Typical Work

Supervise printer-lithographers and other employees in a printing unit; estimate, price, and bill the various print jobs, and maintain accurate accounting by college departments on all printing produced; keep labor and materials records;

Operate camera, develop film and make line and half-tone negatives; make color separations for four-color process printing; prepare zinc plates, etc.;

Set up, feed, and operate offset and letter press printing equipment;

Assure proper maintenance of press room equipment; order replacement parts as required;

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

High school graduation or GED certificate AND two years of experience as a journey worker in the printing trade.

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

Examination Requirements

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class adopted January 3, 1973
Revise class. Revises title adopted; October 12, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 3690) general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.