Classification and Compensation
IOWA STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
REGENTS MERIT SYSTEM
Pay Grade: 113
General Class Description
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of photographic work involving complex technical photographs, specialized photography and/or processing, and related work requiring very high quality photography results. Supervises operational activities of unit including administrative and functional supervision over employees in lower classes.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Assigns, coordinates, and/or carries out all photographic jobs.
- Consults with faculty, staff, and students to determine most effective utilization of techniques, procedures, and services, generating creative ideas as necessary to insure effectiveness of completed project.
- Uses thorough knowledge of all photographic procedures, lighting techniques, and exposure parameters to produce a variety of high quality photographic compositions required by various jobs.
- Investigates, evaluates, and recommends new or improved photographic equipment, supplies, techniques, or services by keeping abreast of literature in the field, attending necessary workshops, and consulting with various commercial vendors on same.
- Performs any necessary film processing functions for developing film, making and retouching prints, slides and transparencies, cutting, splicing, and editing motion pictures.
- Performs photography functions in specialized assignments where only one opportunity to photograph subject matter is presented and/or performs processing and handling functions with irreplaceable films, prints, and so forth.
- Interviews, recommends hiring, evaluates performance, recommends salary adjustments, and functionally supervises other employees.
- Maintains fiscal status of unit; prepares and/or participates in annual budget requests, including determination of applicable service fees.
- Five years experience in photography and film processing, or
- Any combination of equivalent photography and film processing experience and post high school technical photography training that totals five years with at least two years of experience.