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$24.81-$31.34 hourly / $4,300.00-$5,432.00 monthly / $51,604.80-$65,187.20 yearly


Under general supervision, operate photocopy equipment in preparing copies from original documents and microfilm; operate microfilm camera, developer, duplicator, printer and related equipment; and perform other duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class operate photocopy equipment as a primary assignment. Positions in this class have as an on-going, secondary assignment, the operation of microfilm camera, developer, duplicator and printer equipment. Positions in this class receive little direct supervision because the work is of a repetitive nature.

Typical Tasks

Operate and maintain photocopy equipment to produce copies of original documents, permanent records, and microfilm; operate image scanner machine and review acceptability of images; adjust exposure to ensure optimum quality; load and unload film and paper rolls; drain and replace chemicals; make minor adjustments; occasionally make minor repairs; prepare documents for microfilming; operate film reader to review dated microfilm for poor image quality and photographic errors, and notes documents to be re-photographed; scan and index film; edit film to correct mistakes; operate microfilm camera and related equipment to film records, legal documents and develop and process films and prints; maintain records of quantities of copies produced; trims, punch, file maps and documents in books; mail back documents to customers; may provide indexing of official records and vital statistics; maintain inventory control; prepare and mail involuntary lien notices; perform a variety of clerical duties; may provide vacation or other temporary relief.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

  • Microfilm and/or photocopy equipment.
  • Camera operation and photocopy techniques.
  • Lighting and timing techniques.
  • Film processing and duplicating methods, copy and print production tech niques as applied to microfilm.

Ability to:

  • Operate photocopy equipment with accuracy and speed.
  • Learn and apply the techniques and methods of operating microfilm camera, developer, printer and related equipment.
  • Maintain and make minor adjustments to photocopy and microfilm equipment.- Identify photographic errors and images of poor quality in microfilm copy.
  • Edit film and make corrections.
  • Understand and follow written and oral directions. Maintain accurate records.
  • Perform general clerical work.
  • Type at a moderate rate of speed.
  • Safely lift and move objects weighing approximately 40 pounds.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

    Any combination of education and experience which would provide the re quired knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:

  • one year of experience processing and developing film and/or scanning and editing of digitized images.


PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: Microfilm Technician Sr. Microfilm Technician
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 03
Occupational Grouping: 01
Workers' Comp Code: 0285
Analyst: OM
Revised Date(s): 1/83

CLASS: CC2; EST: 9/1/1977; REV: 12/1/1997;