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OFFSET MICRO-PHOTOGRAPHER

Essential Competencies

ENTRY LEVEL

Description: Under supervision of a journeyman offset photographer, assists with a variety of duties in the production of microfilm products. Operates and maintains microfilm equipment.

I. Technical

A. Interpretation of instructions
B. General maintenance of photographic and microfilm equipment
C. Operation of microfilm camera and automatic film processor
D. Guidelines/specifications
E. Films/material selection
F. Quality control assistance
G. Operation of copy/projection cameras

II. Inter/Intra-Personal Skills

A. Team Skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General operational knowledge to assist with the operation of engineering microfilm cameras, printers, copy and projection cameras

Ability to assist in interpreting instructions/specifi-cations in filming engineering, architectural blueprints and planning drawing by using 35mm engineering planetary cameras

Skill in assisting journeyman offset photographer in the production of positives, negatives and halftone images for photo drawing application

Entry-level knowledge of ANSI standards and mili-specifications (milspec-4-9868D, ANSI MS32, MS-100 ANSI PH59)

Knowledge and ability to assist with use of linear measurement scales, percentage calculator and proportion scale

Skill and ability to use automated film processor for 16mm and 35mm film processing

Ability to assist in the selection of film for microfilming and printing application

Ability to assist with calibrating a densitometer in order to perform a film reflection density test

Ability to assist with the use of a microscope to read line resolution test patterns

Ability to assist with maintainance and use of engineering aperture card printer, microfilm reader printer, and color laser printer

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL

Description: Performs photographic duties on a regular or recurring basis to produce products. Operates and maintains microfilm equipment to produce microfilm products. Works mostly independently except for unusual work situations/problems.

I. Technical

A. Interpretation of instructions
B. Maintenance of photographic and microfilm equipment
C. Operation of microfilm camera and automatic film processor
D. Guidelines/specifications
E. Selection of films/materials
F. Quality control
G. Operation of copy and projection cameras

II. Inter/Intra-Personal Skills

A. Team Skills
B. Decision Making

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Same as entry level, with more complexity and minimal supervision, plus:

Ability to interpret more complex written and oral instructions

Ability to make decisions with more independence and schedule work as required

Ability to train entry level personnel in some technical areas

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

Description: Performs wide and complex range of photographic duties. Is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of operating and maintaining microfilm equipment to produce excellent microfilm products.

I. Technical

A. Operation of copy and projection cameras
B. Interpretation of instructions
C. General maintenance of photographic and microfilm equipment
D. Operation of microfilm camera and automatic film processor
E. Guidelines/specifications
F. Selection of films/materials
G. Quality control

II. Inter/Intra-Personal Skills

A. Team Skills
B. Decision Making
C. Customer Service

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Same as developmental level with considerably greater complexity, plus:

Ability to make complex decisions independently and schedule work as required

Ability to train entry and developmental personnel in all technical areas

Ability to provide outstanding customer service

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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