GRAPHICS TECHNICIAN‑TYPIST


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS 0697

(Competitive)

The work involves responsibility for planning and producing a variety of visual material for displays and publications. Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for preparing visual material for presentations, public displays, programs and graphic designs for media publications such as schedules, advertisements for special programs, etc. The work also involves performance of clerical and secretarial duties, inclusive of skilled typing. Assignments are received with general instructions, but a considerable amount of independent judgment is exercised by the employee in implementing and carrying out assigned tasks. Supervision is not usually exercised by an employee in this class.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Photographs graphics, art work, demonstrations, experiments, and field trips to be used by instructional personnel.

Prepares graphics, original art work, lettering and related material for films, slides and printed material.

Assembles paste‑ups of lettering, illustrations, maps, charts, etc. for translation into slides, transparencies of printed matter.

Produces and sizes original lettering via strip‑printer and photo modifier.

Produces copy via Varityper.

Produces and assembles multimedia presentations to be used for orientation and public relations.

Confers with superiors and other personnel regarding themes for displays.

Makes use of a variety of art and illustrative techniques including; pen and pencil drawings; air brush work, charcoal, crayon, water, and oil color work; silk screen process.

May take inventories, order parts, keep records and reports.

Types correspondence, documents, records and other written material from various sources under varying degrees of direction using a typewriter to make and assist in making records of the agency's actions and transactions.

Performs clerical tasks as instructed to effectively accomplish such agency actions as record‑keeping; filing, searching for and assembling documents; opening, dating and sorting mail; operating office machines; receiving and screening visitors and callers; performing other secretarial tasks.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the art media and techniques including three dimensional techniques.

Good knowledge of the tools, terminology and uses of equipment used in the preparation of visual material, graphics and art work.

Good knowledge of current trends in planning and preparing attractive displays and related illustrative materials.

Clerical aptitude.

Ability to translate ideas into finished art product.

Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other personnel.

Ability to type.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's Degree in commercial art or graphic art; or

B. Two (2) years of work experience, or its part‑time equivalent, in commercial art or graphic art; or,

C. A satisfactory equivalent combination of the above described education and work experience. Substitution of experience for education may be made on a year for year basis. Work experience of less than one (1) year or less than full time may be credited on a pro rata basis. In all cases, candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of the appropriate post secondary education and/or appropriate work experience.


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