County of Alameda

Senior Bindery Worker (#9210)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$31.73-$31.73 Hourly / $2,379.75-$2,379.75 BiWeekly /
$5,156.13-$5,156.13 Monthly / $61,873.50-$61,873.50 Yearly

Under direction, to function in a lead capacity over the Bindery Section of Reprographics; to operate power paper cutter, folding machine, paper drill, stitcher, collators, joggers and related bindery equipment.


Senior Bindery Worker is a one-position class in the Reprographics Division of the General Services Agency. In this position, the incumbent is required to function as a lead worker and to operate diversified equipment relative to all general bindery needs, and perform related work, as required.

It is distinguished from Bindery Worker by lead responsibilities.

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. Assigns and reviews the work of Bindery Workers and Bindery Worker Trainees; trains assigned employees in all facets of the work of the section.

2. Performs all paper-cutting requirements of the Division, including cutting of pre-press paper stock from the original parent size sheet down to press-size, using the most economical and advantageous cuts per paper size.

3. Finish cuts and trims printed materials, bound books, reports, folders, forms, legal documents, etc.

4. Operates folding machine; sets up folder for all standard folding configurations; controls close folding registration on all paper stocks.

5. Sets up and operates power paper drill when required for custom drilling.

6. Operates power collators, stitchers, joggers and multi-station inserter.

7. Maintains time records for each job.

8. Maintains and makes minor repairs to equipment.

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The equivalent of one year of experience as a Bindery Worker in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of one year of experience as a journey-level bookbinder.

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:

• Types of paper (basic sizes and weights).
• Printing terms.
• Current bindery methods and commonly used bindery equipment.
• Principles of supervision.

Ability to:

• Use small hand tools--wrenches, bookbinding knives, measures, etc.
• Work independently.
• Identify machine malfunctions and make minor repairs to equipment.
• Read requisitions and follow oral and written instructions.
• Assign and review the work of others.
• Recommend new methods to improve productivity.
• Keep accurate records.
• Inspect bindery work for quality control.

Revised 1/18/77
Revised: 9/84
Old document: 0842h
New document: Jobspecs/9210
CSC Date: 10/3/84


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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