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Assistant State Printer (7381)

Assistant State Printer

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: RF20
  • Class Code: 7381
  • Established: 09/08/1992
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under the administrative direction of the State Printer, to manage the administration and support functions of the Office of State Printing (OSP) and to coordinate and support the production operations of OSP; and to act as the State Printer as assigned.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, directs, and controls the administrative and support functions including: order entry, planning and estimating, customer service, scheduling, inventory control, purchasing, cost accounting, quality assurance, engineering, mechanical maintenance, Legislative Bill Room and data processing; utilizes supervisory staff to oversee daily operations; ensures that the objectives of the Government Code and the State Administrative Manual are met; manages the Data Processing Section including all operations and programming functions; reviews billing, oversees all cost accounting functions; formulates overall plant operation policy; interfaces with top management and executive staff in client agencies; oversees and authorizes all purchasing; reviews and approves contracting for local printing; consults on printing work statewide; maintains records and prepares reports as required; oversees and coordinates all aspects of production including composition, pressroom, bindery, warehousing and machine shop; acts as the State Printer in his/her absence.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Experience: Two years of experience in OSP performing the duties of a Data Processing Manager II; Printing Process and Operations Supervisor; Program Manager, Printing Services; or Printing Plant Superintendent.



Experience: Three years of supervision and management experience in a printing or data processing organization of 25 or more employees. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this pattern must include two years of experience at least at a level of responsibility comparable to a Data Processing Manager II; or a Printing Process and Operations Supervisor; Program Manager, Printing Services; or Printing Plant Superintendent.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a specialization in computer science, engineering, printing technology, or business. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: All aspects of data processing, management techniques and methods, standard business practices; principles of accounting, printing technology; principles of inventory management and control; cost analysis and work simplification; principles of material and services procurement and control; principles of scheduling and production management; the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles and practices of policy formulation; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; principles of problem solving; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; the manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze policies, organization and procedures; integrate diverse activities to attain a common goal; establish effective review and control procedures; gain the support and confidence of top level management to promote cooperative working relationships; analyze complex problems and recommend solutions; prepare and review reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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