County of Alameda

Microfilm Technician Trainee (#1152)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Clerical (010)
$24.63-$27.74 Hourly / $1,847.25-$2,080.50 BiWeekly /
$4,002.38-$4,507.75 Monthly / $48,028.50-$54,093.00 Yearly

Under close supervision, to receive training in the operation and maintenance of microfilm, duplication, developing and viewing machines and equipment; to duplicate documents, records, maps and other materials; and to do related work as required.


This is a trainee-level class in the Microfilm Technician series. Incumbents receive on-the-job training in microfilming, and will perform increasingly difficult work as experience and knowledge is gained in work assignments. Incumbents are expected to promote to Microfilm Technician after successful completion of training. This class is distinguished from Microfilm Technician in that the latter class is the journeyman level.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Prepare documents for filming by checking documents for staples, tape, torn edges.

2. If necessary, remove staples and secure torn areas with new tape.

3. Film books, maps, and other documents using Planetary and Rotary “700” cameras.

4. Develop film by running through automatic developing machines.

5. Edit film using a densitometer to check density of film and reader viewer to detect blurrs, scratches, or overlapping images.

6. Inspect rolls of film to assure they are readable.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Ability to:

• Work cooperatively with others.
• General knowledge of simple mechanical principles.
• Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
• Understand written and oral instructions.
• Keep simple records and production reports.

Old document: PB:kb
New document: Jobspecs/1152
CSC Date: 2/27/78


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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