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AERIAL PHOTO LAB TECHNICIAN 1*

Class Title: AERIAL PHOTO LAB TECHNICIAN 1*
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 093861

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school; qualifying full-time aerial photographic or photographic laboratory experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: Correctable 20/20 vision and color vision. Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder level.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions

Job Overview: Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs aerial photographic or photographic laboratory work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class in the Aerial Photo Lab Technician sub-series. An employee in this class functions in a training capacity in aerial photographs for use in road planning and other survey needs or developing, printing, reproducing, and mounting aerial photographs. This class differs from Aerial Photographer 2* and Aerial Photo Lab Technician 2* in that incumbents of the latter function at the working level in their respective class assignments.

*An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory one-year training period; inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.
Work Activities: Aerial Photography Assignment:

1. Learns to load camera pack with film and prepares camera for actual usage; transfers film from safety cannister to film pack in a photographic darkroom.

2. Learns to perform pre-flight systems check for camera to ensure that camera is fully operational; sets proper camera aperture settings, shutter speeds, and filters to be used and makes appropriate adjustments; records the barometric pressure given from control tower on in-camera altimeter-barometer; adjusts interval central computer to proper setting; attaches proper filters onto lens; attaches film pack to camera; checks for proper film loading, advancement of film, and vacuum pressure on film transport.

3. Learns to perform pre-flight check for interval central computer and navigation sensor to ensure proper operation.

4. Learns to take aerial photographs for use in road planning and various surveys; sets camera levels and crab angle with proper adjustment controls and sets proper spline control with speed of aircraft as controlled varible; observes job as flown to ensure coverage of job description area to avoid reflights.

5. Learns to post flight breakdown of equipment and reverse manual pre-flight systems check.

6. Learns to prepare exposed film for processing; checks for proper job coverage and usability of film; removes film from film pack and stores in film safety cannister.

Aerial Photographic Laboratory Assignment:

1. Learns to operate manual and electronic color and black and white contact printers, enlargers, densitometric units, motorized black and white aerial film processing units, and aerial roll film drying machines.

2. Learns to operate and monitor color film processor with accessories including automatic chemical mixing-replenishment system and color paper print processor with accessories including chemical mixing-replenishment system.

3. Learns to develop, fix, wash, and dry black and white reprographics films, continuous tone films and papers utilizing a rapid access engineering reproduction film/paper processor; processes photographic films, papers, and glass plates in accordance with standard procedures.

4. Learns to operate large frame revolving type, small frame vacuum contact priners with timers and lighting systems, and Diazo Print/Processor to make black/blueline test prints.

5. Learns to operate Precision Horizontal Enlarger to produce high resolution dimensionally accurate film negatives, transparencies or paper enlargements.

6. Assists in the operation of a Cartographic Copy Camera.

7. Learns to perform editing and quality control of photographic end products by inspecting finished products and readjusts equipment if necessary to correct deficiencies such as density, contrast resolution, edge sharpness and dimensional accuracy.

8. Uses optical equipment to measure photographic definition; constructs uncontrolled mosaics.

9. Bonds tissue to pictures and dry mounting board utilizing a dry mounting press. .

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