Graphics Specialist Duties
This is highly technical and independent work in the design and
preparation of illustrations for use in technical and scientific
journals and publications.
The successful accomplishment of this work requires a knowledge
of design, layout, and proportion; a thorough knowledge and
talent in photography required for the production of color and
black and white photographs and transparent slides; and skill in
the operation of an offset press and other duplication
equipment. An employee allocated to this class of work performs
highly independent, technical duties and may supervise other
employees in the graphics unit. Work is performed independently
under the general direction of the faculty clientele and an
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs all phases of graphic work including the production of
charts, graphs, forms, and other illustrative material; the
photographing of this material to produce black and white or
color photographs suitable for reproduction in scientific or
other journals or printed material; the production of black and
white, color, or diazo transparent slides; and the layout and
production of printed material using an offset press,
mimeograph, or other similar reproduction equipment.
Maintains records and files of work performed; assures the
timely completion of all work presented to the graphics unit;
maintains cost information for the work completed.
Utilizes offset press equipment to print in-house publications,
questionnaires, stationary, and forms.
Prepares press by putting on plate, mixing and putting ink in
fountain, loading feeder, gumming and wrapping plates,
maintaining plate file, and making other adjustments necessary
to run jobs.
Operates binding equipment such a power stapler, padding
machine, collator, punch machine, etc.
Maintains a supply of chemicals, films, paper, and all other
supplies necessary for the design, photography, and printing
aspects of this position.
Provides routine maintenance for reproduction equipment,
As time permits, provides work-related photographic service for
On occasion, supervises the work of part-time assistants
assigned to the graphics unit.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a two or four year college with a course of
study in graphics or some allied course of study or formal
training and considerable experience in graphic arts work; or
any equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of layout, proportion, and materials in
production of scientific illustrations.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of photography and
practical knowledge of the production of photographic materials.
Ability to plan, design, and layout graphic arts work.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff, and the general public.
Skills in lettering, drawing, and preparing a wide variety of
materials for production.
Training and skill in the operation of mimeograph machine,
offset press, varityper, and other similar small graphics