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Douglas County  1380
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Pay Range GC10


This classification performs duties associated with the set-up and operation of duplicating presses and specialized equipment to provide in-house printing services for County departments.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Provide printing services for county departments; determine schedule and confer with department regarding any problems. Evaluate printing requests, recommend in-house printing vs commercial printing costs.

2. Cut, bind, drill, staple, collate, fold and pad materials as indicated by the requesting department.

3. Make minor repairs to machinery and clean equipment; contact machine maintenance personnel for major problems or equipment failures.

4. Prepare graphic layouts when requested or instruct/assist departmental personnel with graphic layout procedures.

5. Order operational supplies through County stockroom and special stock by requisition from purchasing and from sales vendors.

6. Maintain records on printing costs.

7. Assist mail room employees with large mailings and, as required, daily mailings.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of printing concepts and techniques; reasonable knowledge of paper, ink, chemicals, etc. used in print operation; basic knowledge of mathematics. Skill in: Operation of printing machinery, collators, drills, paper cutters and gluing machines. Ability to: Work independently and prioritize work projects; courteously meet and deal effectively with employees, vendors and outside agency representatives.

Education, experience and training:  Two years experience in the operation and maintenance of duplicating presses or related printing equipment OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the chief financial officer. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Assignments are received directly from the department requiring printing service and employee works independently to meet deadlines. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within established departmental rules, policy and procedures and manufacturers operational and maintenance manuals; adaptations are made as necessary by the employee to achieve desired goals.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in a print shop environment with exposure to paper dust and inks. Employee is standing the majority of the day and duties require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms, lifting up to 50 pounds, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, stooping, twisting and walking.

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