Under general supervision, performs complex specialty and technical
work in the field of photography using computer, specialized, and
standard techniques and equipment to produce images of data, diagrams,
and real subjects and objects.
1. Performs assignments requiring special skills such as portraits,
product or medical photography, photomicrography, or
photomacrography. Utilizes special lenses, filters, lighting
techniques, and equipment to assure quality photography.
2. Meets with clients, analyzes needs and recommends photographic
3. Prepares a variety of photographic materials such as charts,
graphs, prints, and transparencies for publications and
instruction using standard and computer graphic equipment.
4. Develops and processes negatives, slides, and prints, utilizing
standard and specialized developing techniques.
5. Establishes maintenance schedule to ensure the operational
readiness and safety of photographic equipment; cleans equipment
and performs routine repairs and maintenance.
6. Prepares a variety of reports. Classifies, sorts, and files
prints, negatives, and other photographic materials.
7. Selects, orders, maintains inventory records of photographic
materials; recommends purchases of equipment.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Five years in photography to include at least two years in
a specialty area such as portraits, medical photography,
photomicrogrpahy, or photomacrography.
Thorough knowledge of photographic methods and techniques,
photographic chemistry, equipment and materials; of the applications
of photographic processes and products as applied to the applicable
specialty area, to multimedia, publications and public relations
activities. Skill in developing and processing negatives, slides, and
prints; in operating photographic, processing, and computer graphics
equipment; in the use of personal computers. Ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing; to follow oral and written
instructions; to maneuver around objects and people to take
photographs; to transport photographic equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Maryland non-commerical Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required.