NATURE OF WORK
This is skilled work in the operation of advanced microfilm machines, readers, film processors, and related micrographic equipment.
Employees in this classification perform micrographic work requiring specialized equipment and techniques in the reproduction of official records and legal instruments. Duties require the operation of adjustable cameras, readers, reader printers, microfilm developers, duplicators, densitometers, splicers, and other microfilm equipment. Supervision may be exercised over equipment operators and supporting clerical staff by assignment of work, periodic review of work in progress, and occasional verification of finished copies for quality. Work is reviewed for satisfactory completion of production schedules and compliance with departmental policy.
This classification is distinguished from Micrographics Technician I in that employees operate complex microfilm equipment, process original film, and splice microfilm, and may supervise subordinate staff.
Participates in operating a variety of microfilm cameras; adjusts for photographic areas, reduction ratios, and settings; inspects documents and records to be copies for wrinkles, smudgings, and rips; operates readers and reader printers to verify microfilm copy with official records for completeness and legibility.
Develops microfilm with film processors; mixes chemicals; adjusts water filters and temperature controls; makes minor adjustments to processors.
Splices microfilm; makes copies of original film using a microfilm duplicator.
Determines density of microfilm with a densitormeter to control film quality.
Recommends the servicing, repair, and replacement of equipment and changes in reproductions methods.
Coordinates reproduction schedules with other departments requesting service; advises supervisor on scheduling, indexing, filling, and ordering necessary supplies; supervises other employees as required.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of microfilm and film processing.
Knowledge of the operating principles and maintenance needs of microfilm machines, readers, duplicators, film processors, and related photo duplicating equipment.
Knowledge of developing solutions and techniques used in microfilm, photochemical.
Knowledge of various types of governmental records reproduced in a records management program.
Ability to determine the filming characteristics of a variety of records and legal instruments.
Ability to supervise subordinate as required in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to maintain production standards and schedules.
Ability to make minor adjustments to reproduction equipment and to recognize malfunctions immediately.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
Skill in the operation of basic photocopy equipment.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; experience in the operation of microfilm, photochemical, and photostatic equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Building & Permitting, Code & Zoning Enforcement, County Records
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R7/90