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This is responsible supervisory and technical work in a photographic laboratory engaged in developing, reproducing, and printing a large variety of maps, charts, diagrams, displays, photographs, and other graphic arts. An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for supervising laboratory personnel engaged in cartographic drafting and photographic reproduction. Work is performed under general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed through the observation of results.


Supervises the planning and execution of photographic reproduction including negative preparation, opaquing, slide, and print production.

Trains and gives technical direction to laboratory personnel in the operation of a wide variety of photographic equipment which includes film processors, copy cameras, and saltzman photo enlargers.

Maintains appropriate photographic standards of clarity and legibility.

Instructs personnel on drafting and mapping reproductive techniques.

Prepares maps, charts, diagrams, and other graphic art work for publications.

Keeps abreast of new equipment, film, and photographic processes.

Prepares work orders and monthly billings.

Requisitions supplies and orders equipment.

Provides advice to university personnel on photographic and cartographic techniques, specifications, and problems.

Maintains appropriate inventories, files, and records.

Performs minor repair and maintenance on photographic equipment.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school, and thorough experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Thorough knowledge of photographic techniques, equipment, and materials.

Considerable knowledge of cartographic techniques and design.

Considerable knowledge of photographic equipment and maintenance.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university personnel.

Skill in the use of a wide variety of cameras and photographic processing equipment.



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