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Class Code: 204M
Category: Information Services


As a working supervisor, supervises a photolithographic laboratory.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class supervise Photolithographers and perform journey-level photolithographic work.

Typical Work

Supervises Photolithographers and other employees in a photolithographic laboratory;

Operates camera, develops film and makes line and halftone negatives;

Makes color separations for four-color process printing;

Prepares zinc plates for 25x38 or larger press;

Performs opaquing, stripping, marking, and other detailed processes; performs extensive retouching of illustrations to eliminate flaws and to bring work into accord with original;

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: operation, adjustment, and maintenance of photographic equipment such as: process cameras, color enlargers and analyzers, densitometers, automatic film and paper processors, and professional cameras; methods and techniques to produce color photographic prints, duplicate transparencies, and quality line and half tone negatives.

Ability to: analyze and produce the desired or best possible product utilizing a variety of methods, techniques, and materials necessary to accomplish the product; supervise staff.

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

Four years of experience in the printing trade including two years of photolithographic work; or equivalent experience to qualify for journey standing.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title: 10-12-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
General revision. Revises class code (formerly 3625), typical work, minimum qualifications; adds knowledge and abilities; effective July 1, 2007.