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ABOLISHED 01/08/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-05 - Publications Specialist, Department of Justice (5618)

​​​ABOLISHED 01/08/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-05 - Publications Specialist, Department of Justice

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MC05
  • Class Code: 5618
  • Established: 06/26/1980
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to perform the professional and technical tasks associated with the preparation of legal and law enforcement related publications in the conduct of a comprehensive crime prevention program within the Department of Justice, and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Researches and prepares articles on subjects of interest to legal and law enforcement personnel; solicits and coordinates manuscripts from known authorities in legal and law enforcement areas; obtains permission through established legal and law enforcement contacts to reprint previously published articles; edits and updates to the Attorney General's standards all articles submitted for publication; develops graphic design for Crime Prevention Center publications, which include legal manuals, books, and pamphlets, through the coordination of typeface specifications with the compositor; sizing of photographs and art work; locating and acquiring the services of artists and illustrators as necessary; tripping in of borders, headlines, and the proofing of publications; develops slideshows, charts, graphs, handouts, and other graphic aids for training programs, special events, and media conferences through sophisticated photographic and illustrative techniques; coordinates with and monitors the progress of the State Printer's preparation and production of Crime Prevention Center publications.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Two years of experience in the field of publications coordination specifically related to the criminal justice field. Experience must include major responsibility for the preparation of publications including writing, editing, soli​citation, liaison with contributing authors, layout design, photography, and printer preparation. and Education: Possession of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government/Journalism or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Current journalistic requirements relating to the effective presentation of information to a diverse client group, current trends in crime prevention programs, and modern graphic applications available for use in publications.


Ability to: Read and write English at the level required for successful job performance, develop and maintain cooperative relations with legal and law enforcement officials and others, think clearly and logically.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Graduate level course work in public administration or journalism.

  Updated: 10/11/2017
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