$31.02-$43.99 Hourly / $2,171.69-$3,079.43 BiWeekly /
In a state agency this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks and specialized photographic techniques in a wide range of highly technical assignments.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead photographers or photographic technicians; may train police, technical or non-technical personnel in photographic techniques.
In addition to general duties performed by a Photographer, performs a full range of difficult and complex tasks including forensic or bio-medical photography, photomacrography, infrared and ultraviolet, cinematography, video, large format camera (4x5 or larger), line and continuous tone copying; operates specialized equipment and uses special materials; documents and reconstructs submitted evidence; records crime scenes and areas of civil disturbances; produces court exhibits and photographic evidence; maintains computerized photographic and related equipment; may testify as an expert witness; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of general photography including taking, developing and processing photographs; knowledge of line and continuous tone copying; knowledge of such specialized areas as infrared and ultraviolet, large format camera, photomacrography, cinematography, video and any related knowledge in fields of forensic or bio-medical photography; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in taking crime scene and field photographs; ability to design and prepare photographic presentations; ability to file search and retrieve photographic evidence; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
Two (2) years of experience in special photography leading to proficiency in the technical areas above.
Note: Special photography will be interpreted as work involving the use of specialized techniques and equipment beyond that required for merely taking, developing and processing photographs.
College training in photography at an accredited college may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a background investigation of each candidate may be made before names are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class may have to handle or be exposed to hazardous materials contaminated with communicable diseases.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Specialized Photographer in Salary Group ES 21 approved effective May 10, 1996. (2013 SCOPE Review)