print logo
Main Content Anchor

ABOLISHED 06/19/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-09 - Audio-Visual Assistant (Correctional Facility) (2860)

ABOLISHED 06/19/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-09 - Audio-Visual Assistant (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MD22
  • Class Code: 2860
  • Established: 09/05/1989
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under supervision, in a State Correctional Facility assists in the design, creation, and production of a wide variety of audio and visual aid materials for communication purposes; to act in a lead capacity as assigned; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Creates and produces graphic material for publications such as brochures, booklets, reports and posters; plans and produces illustrations, renderings, showcards, projectuals, storyboards, maps, charts, graphs, film titles and animation; makes printing arrangements, provides recommendations to clients on methods and materials pertaining to communication needs; creates, produces and prepares slide shows and multimedia shows, exhibits, projectuals and wall displays; produces sound tapes and video tapes; operates a wide variety of audio-visual equipment; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience in commercial artwork. (College work in art or a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Materials, equipment, techniques, methods and procedures for producing graphics, slide shows and exhibits.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; convert narrative material to visual form using publication, film or exhibit medias; conduct subject research; create and design graphics and layouts; illustrate, retouch photos, write copy, select type and specific copy for type, letter, airbrush, and paste-up; prepare color separations and mechanicals; coordinate allied services; fabricate exhibits; plan and produce slide shows, graphics and film animation; direct photography; learn sound recording and synchronizing techniques; learn to operate and instruct others in operation of projector, recorders, players, programmers, video systems and multimedia systems; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak effectively and read and write English at the level required for successful job performance.

Special Personal Characteristics

Artistic and creative ability; willingness to travel throughout the State; normal vision or vision corrected to normal; normal color vision; color vision adequate to successfully perform the job as measured by the Ishihara Pseudo-Chromatic Plate Test or for persons failing the Ishihara, the Farnsworth D-15 Arrangement Test.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.


Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 9/26/2017
One Column Page
Link Back to Top