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ABOLISHED 07/02/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-11- Photocomposition Keyboard Operator (7250)

ABOLISHED 07/02/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-11- Photocomposition Keyboard Operator

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: RH75
  • Class Code: 7250
  • Established: 02/05/1970
  • Revised: 07/23/1991
  • Title Changed: 02/09/1972


Under supervision, to operate a photocomposition keyboard unit; input, correct and manipulate data into a required format; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Input and correct data with accuracy; work within all data files on systems; understand all proofreaders marks; locate and use all math signs, greek characters and special typographical symbols on the system; use all keyboard transaction used to manipulate data; know the various styles (office, follow and follow literally), and procedures used in keyboarding data; follow marks, coding and instructions, written and verbal.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a Photocomposition Keyboard Operator. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion before they may be appointed.)



One year of experience as a Composing Technician, Word Processing Technician or Key Data Operator.



Possession of a valid Certificate of Proficiency in Typing for 60 words per minute; and


Three years of typing experience.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Grammar, spelling, and word usage.


Ability to: Keyboard unjustified work on a photocomposition keyboard device at a rate of not less than 60 words per minute in an appropriate skill test; follow directions.

Special Personal Characteristic

Willingness to follow a prescribed routine.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

In appraising the relative qualifications of candidates, consideration will be given to persons who possess journey level experience in the printing trades.

  Updated: 10/9/2017
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