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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 061290
    Title: Photographer
    Pay Grade: 31
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Performs photographic duties in fulfillment of clients' requests for visual representations of events, artifacts, commercial photography or various other assignments as requested. Processes photos in laboratory as required.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is third in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from the Photographer, Senior in that photographic assignments are for the most part standardized and require less creativity.

    Example of Duties:
    • Performs custom and specialized photography in-house or on location using a variety of still cameras and other photographic equipment; determines film type, camera setting, lighting requirements and other specifications to ensure quality shooting.
    • Develops films, makes color prints, enlargements and projection slides to be used for publications, exhibits and displays.
    • Mounts slides and operates photographic equipment and slide duplicating equipment to duplicate slides and film strips.
    • Maintains print and negative file of photographs taken for future use/reference; maintains files on client billings.
    • Maintains inventory of various photographic supplies such as chemicals and paper; orders supplies according to departmental policies and/or budget constraints.
    • Requisitions supplies according to department policies and/or budget guidelines.
    • Oversees work of Photographer, Assistants or Photo Technicians; assigns work as needed; trains staff.
    • May operate various graphic design equipment such as cameras, graphic computers and printing and lettering equipment.
    • Consults with clients to determine their needs based on end use, budget and time.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of techniques, principles and equipment of modern photography including still, motion, color and black and white photography.
    • Knowledge of film properties and their suitability for generalized and specialized photography.
    • Knowledge of basic computer operations and software.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with others.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Associate's degree in Photography, Fine Arts, Journalism or related field AND two years photography experience; OR,
      • Four years photography experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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