Placer Employment Opportunities

Central Services Technician - Senior

Print Production Coordinator

Recruitment #2019-11629-01


The Central Services Division of the County Executive Office currently has one vacancy for Senior Central Services Technician. The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment will also be used to fill additional vacancies as they arise.


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


This is the advanced journey level class in the Central Services 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.
  • Maintain accurate inventory and 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.
  • 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 Central Services 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 coworkers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

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 Central Services 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.

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.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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