County of Alameda

Manager, Printing Services Division (#1870)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$43.50-$52.82 Hourly / $3,480.00-$4,225.60 BiWeekly /
$7,540.00-$9,155.47 Monthly / $90,480.00-$109,865.60 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the work of the Printing Services Division of the General Services Agency; to provide graphic design, offset printing, high-speed copying, color copying and bindery services to County departments; and to do related work as required.


Manager, Printing Services, is a one-position classification located in the General Services Agency. The Manager is responsible for coordinating the activities to meet service requests. Immediate supervision of production work may be assigned to the Assistant Manager. The Manager, Printing Services Division, is responsible for departmental budget, personnel, and organization of production.

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. Directs the work of the Printing Services Division, including graphic design, printing, pre-press, copying and bindery service; and makes recommendations or decisions about employee, procedural and equipment problems; approves working schedules and production priorities.

2. Confers with representatives of other departments to plan, schedule and coordinate bindery and reproduction work; informs departments of work progress, makes suggestions, and expedites department needs.

3. Supervises the maintenance of cost accounting records for billing County departments for services rendered.

4. Interviews and appoints new employees; oversees their in-service training; reviews and evaluates work performance.

5. Prepares annual budget forecasts and requests; approves requisitions for supplies and material.

6. Oversees division computer operations; uses computer estimating and job tracking systems; develops and directs electronic file transfer and digital reprographics activities.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Assistant Manager, Printing Services Division, or the equivalent of three years of experience as a Pre-Press Technician, Offset Equipment Operator, Senior Offfset Equipment Operator, or Bindery Worker in the Printing Services Division of the General Services Agency in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of five years of recent full-time experience in one of the printing trades (printing, pre-press, graphic design or bindery), including at least the equivalent of three years in a supervisory capacity in a commercial or government printing establishment.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above 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.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of effective supervision and shop management.
• Methods, tools and equipment used in graphic design, printing, copying and bindery work.
• Budget methods and financial record keeping procedures.
• Computer applications and electronic pre-press.


• Written communication.
• Oral communication.
• Decision making.
• Leadership.
• Planning and organization.
• Management control.
• Budget analysis.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.
• Flexibility.
• Adaptation to stress.

Old document: PR:Lm-h
Revised/Retitled: 8/85
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New document: Jobspecs/1870


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.