CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
PRINTING SERVICES SUPERVISOR
This is technical work supervising a small unit engaged in diverse offset printing and duplicating of various documents for departmental or City client agencies' use on a routine or emergency basis. An employee in this class reviews requests for offset printing and duplicating, plans production schedules, performs the more complex pre-production tasks and assigns and inspects the work of subordinate staff. Assignments include operating camera equipment and making minor repairs on printing and duplicating equipment. Contact with departmental or City client agency officials in order to determine priorities, dates for work completion, standards and methods of reproduction, is a significant aspect of the work.
Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative superior and involves physical exertion, contact with printing and cleaning solutions and exposure to a noisy environment.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- Position must supervise a small unit engaged in diverse offset printing and duplicating of various documents for departmental or City client agencies' use on a routine or emergency basis.
- Position must review requests for offset printing and duplicating, plan production schedules, perform the more complex pre-production tasks and assign and inspect the work of subordinate printing press operators.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Reviews requests for offset printing and duplicating; consults with departmental or City client agency officials to determine routine and emergency work and to set date for their completion; discusses quality, quantity and special features of work to be reproduced; determines whether work should be printed, or duplicated; determines types of materials to use for reproduction; may calculate cost of reproduction and determine if cost is within budget or whether work should be contracted out or be reproduced in-house; submits overtime requests to complete work.
- Performs pre-production tasks; processes film negative on camera equipment for half-tone and line copy registration; produces stats; strips material onto camera equipment; focuses lens and adjusts light and exposure time; enlarges and/or reduces material item; transfers negative onto paper or burns negative onto metal plate for reproduction.
- Assigns and inspects the work of printing press operators and related staff engaged in reproducing documents; estimates time for each subordinate staff to complete work; inspects work reproduced by each subordinate staff for conformance to production specification; makes changes and/or corrections where necessary.
- Studies specifications and plans for new equipment, supplies and service contracts; makes recommendations for their purchase.
- Meets with vendors to assure that contract requirements and service agreements are carried out according to specifications.
- Prepares a wide variety of production usage reports; prepares requisitions for supplies, unit annual budget, inventories, and equipment and maintenance reports.
- Performs minor repairs on printing equipment; cleans water and color solution cylinders; checks and monitors component parts of printing equipment for malfunctions; cleans and files paper or metal plates for further use.
- May print and duplicate on a variety of printing and duplicating machines and related equipment.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, practices and procedures of reprographics as they relate to printing, photocopying, photostats, blueprints, bindery and related work.
- the operation of printing and duplicating machines and related equipment.
- the maintenance of and minor repairs necessary to reprographic equipment.
- pricing as relates to effective utilization of time, manpower and other resources available.
- the various kinds of paper, ink and chemicals used in printing production.
- new developments in the field of reprographics.
- supervisory methods and techniques.
- the various weights, grades and finishes of paper stock.
- the uses and adaptabilities of photostatic equipment, photographic equipment and the operation of copying, collating and other office machines.
- the hazards involved and safety precautions required in operating offset duplicating machines and related equipment.
- the operation of printing and duplicating machines, cameras and related equipment.
- designing and layout of art material.
- making film negatives, paper or metal plates.
- the production of half-tone solid copy registration work and high quality prints.
- schedule emergency printing services based on time, manpower and other resources available.
- review source documents or production specifications and determine types of materials and methods suitable for reproduction.
- calculate production costs.
- operate a wide variety of printing and duplicating machines, cameras and related equipment and perform complex and highly technical printing work.
- mix and match inks.
- effectively utilize personnel assigned to the shop.
- supervise employees operating printing and duplicating machines and related equipment.
- study specifications and plans for new equipment, make comparative analysis and recommend purchases.
- perform minor repairs on a wide variety of printing and duplicating machines and related equipment.
- produce high quality prints.
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- maintain production logs and records of work progress.
- order and maintain materials and supplies based on present and anticipated work level.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/92.)
- Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Three years of experience in the operation of offset printing and duplicating machines and related equipment.
- Three years of experience in multicolor reproduction involving half-tone, solid line copy and close registration work.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department which has included the specific experience described above.
NOTE: Completion of a vocational or trade school training program in multi-color reproduction may be substituted for one year of the specific experience.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: 17
CSC - 9/1961 ; Ad Board - 10/1961
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 11/1992 ; Ad Board - 12/1992
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7M26