Placer County

Document Solutions Technician - Senior (#11629)

$24.28-$30.31 Hourly / $4,208.53-$5,253.73 Monthly / $50,502.40-$63,044.80 Yearly


To operate a variety of printing presses and other specialized equipment; perform the most complex and varied printing assignments; and perform the most complex Document Solutions operations.


This is the advanced journey level class in the Document Solutions Worker series.  This class is distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, the complexity of duties assigned, the independence of action taken, and the nature of the public contact required. Employees in this job class perform the most technical or complex duties assigned, including operation of the most advanced printing equipment and procedures used.


Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff.

Exercises technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical positions.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assign and coordinate work performed within printing, binding, and mail work units; ensure production and quality standards are maintained; schedule and prioritize workload.
  • Count and maintain warehouse inventory; and maintain accurate production records; maintain digital and hard copy filing systems for printing jobs of all County departments.
  • Operate, maintain, and set up a variety of printing presses.
  • Review inventory counts, print jobs, and other work for accuracy and quality control purposes.
  • Adjust paper feeds and guides for various types, weights, and sizes of paper stock; prepare offset printing plates; ink and adjust rollers; regulate ink and repellant flow; and operate and adjust a full range of duplicating equipment in the reproduction of multicolor printing.
  • Process a variety of masters and digital files for printing operations.
  • Preflight job files to ensure accuracy and print quality.
  • Operate the full range of equipment used in Document Solutions operations, including desktop publishing and high speed copying equipment, folding, collating, electric stapling, paper cutting, binding, and paper drilling, as well as offset plate makers, automated mail processing and mail manifest equipment, forklift, etc.
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and problems.
  • Train assigned personnel on the use of equipment.
  • Provide thorough customer assistance and consultation in the area of job preparation and estimating, including creative ideas, paper/ink/toner selection, cost saving strategies, and suggestions.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive material routinely encountered as part of work assignments.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed in an indoor office and/or warehouse environment with moderate to loud noise levels and controlled temperature conditions. Position requires travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of responsible experience operating printing equipment in a position similar to a Document Solutions Technician for Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.  Additional specialized training in graphic arts or a related field is desirable.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Length of Probation:
All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.


Knowledge of:

  • Procedures and techniques for scheduling work flow and priorities.
  • Procedures and operations of the print shop, bindery, and mail room.
  • The operation of personal computer systems and various types of software used in desktop publishing.
  • The operation, adjustment and maintenance of the full range of printing, mail services, and related equipment, including printing presses, high speed copying equipment, and automated mail processing and mail manifest equipment.
  • Modern printing methods and techniques, including the proper use of inks, toners, chemicals, and other materials used in reproduction work.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.
  • Principles and practices of maintaining confidentiality of information.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze equipment problems; analyze and interpret work orders; operate complex printing equipment; and explain jobs to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist when performing operation of equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift moderate weight.
  • Coordinate, organize, and direct the work of others.
  • Train personnel in the operation and maintenance of tools and equipment used in offset printing, binding, and mail processing.
  • Safely operate an automobile, light truck or van, and forklift.
  • Make major adjustments and perform maintenance procedures for duplicating machines.
  • Perform a wide range of complex printing and bindery work.
  • Provide oral and written directions to others.
  • Recognize issues of a confidential nature and handle appropriately.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Length of Probation:

  • All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) consecutive months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.

Bargaining Unit:

  • General

CLASS: 11629; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 8/1/2020;