County of Alameda

Sheriff's Multimedia Services Manager (#1871)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$39.23-$47.35 Hourly / $3,138.40-$3,788.00 BiWeekly /
$6,799.87-$8,207.33 Monthly / $81,598.40-$98,488.00 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the work of the Multimedia Services Unit of the Sheriff’s Office; to provide multimedia, photographic, photo lab, printing, graphic design, high speed copying and color copying services to the agency and other County departments; and do related work as required.


This is a single-position class located in the Sheriff’s Office Multimedia Services Unit. The Manager is responsible for coordinating the activities of the unit which encompass scheduling, delegating work assignments, and providing training for subordinate staff. This class is distinguished from that of Photographer in that the latter is a non-supervisory, journey-level photographer class, responsible for performing technical photography, photo lab processing and providing technical assistance to staff assigned to the unit.

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. Supervises, plans, schedules, coordinates and directs the work of the unit, including photography, photo laboratory, pre-press, printing and copying activities; graphic design, audio/visual and other multimedia projects; receives orders for printing and photographic services; approves project schedules and production priorities.

2. Assigns and reviews the work of subordinate multimedia services staff; monitors the progress of projects undertaken to ensure quality and timely completion; maintains records of unit activities and work performed; maintains files of routine or recurring printing services templates.

3. Confers with representatives of other county agencies as well as other government agencies to plan, schedule and coordinate bindery and reproduction work; informs department of work progress, makes suggestions, and expedites department needs.

4. Supervises the maintenance of cost accounting records for billing County agencies for services rendered.

5. Interviews and participates in the selection of new employees; oversees in-service training of subordinate staff; reviews and evaluates employee work performance.

6. Oversees the inventory of video, photographic and printing supplies; evaluates and authorizes the purchase of supplies and equipment needed for unit operations.

7. Prepares unit budget reports, forecasts and requests; assists the Captain of Support Services with development and administration of the annual budget for the unit; ensures the timely preparation and delivery of invoices for services rendered by the unit.

8. Provides direct multimedia, video and photographic services for the agency and other county departments as needed, including photography of crime scenes, publishing of public relations materials, and graphic design projects; documents and perishable evidence; develops, enlarges, prints and processes black and white and color photographs; performs color balancing and computer restoration of pictures; downloads digital images from cameras to computer-based photographic systems and corrects images to standard; maintains photographic files.

9. Prepares photographic evidence for the agency and other county departments as requested for presentation in court; as required, testifies on the authenticity of photographic materials presented.

10. Conducts training sessions on techniques of photography, graphic design, video and other multimedia production for other Sheriff’s Office personnel.

Either I

The equivalent of two years of full time experience in the class of Photographer in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of four of years of full time experience in the class of Photo Lab Technician in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of four years of full time experience performing graphic, design, digital press operation, copying and binding activities in a reprographics department operationally and technically comparable to the ACSO Printing Services Unit, that included a minimum of one year of full time experience supervising technical, paraprofessional or higher-level staff

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 and techniques of effective personnel supervision and management.
• Principles, techniques, methods and procedures used in the general management of photographic laboratory and print shop operations.
• Methods of materials, equipment and supply acquisition and management.
• Methods, tools and equipment used in a digital press reprographics production unit.
• Use and operation of photographic equipment including digital imaging and associated post-processing software.
• Personal computers and network concepts relating to digital copy systems and photo lab equipment.
• Theory, principles and techniques of photography.
• Photographic laboratory techniques and procedures.
• Budget analysis, methods and financial record keeping procedures.

Ability to:

• Plan, coordinate, organize and direct the general operations of the Printing Services Unit.
• Receive, prioritize, delegate and monitor the progress and timely completion of print shop and photo lab orders.
• Communicate effectively with print shop and photo lab clients to ensure that orders are accurately processed.
• Instruct others in the use of digital press equipment, general graphic design and photographic techniques.
• Photograph in a wide variety of circumstances and conditions.
• Develop, print and enlarge photographs.
• Perform basic maintenance on photographic equipment.
• Keep abreast of modern photographic and reprographic processes.
• Exercise sound judgment and decision making, leadership and management control.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Newspec: 1871
NLB: cs 6/27/16
CSC Date: 7/6/16


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.