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Sheriffs Print Shop Custody Supervisor

Salary: $18.24-$22.26 hourly / $3,172-$3,872 monthly / Range: 5154

DEFINITION: Under direction, schedules and organizes the operations of the Sheriff's Print Shop; trains and supervises minimum security inmates in the operation and maintenance of offset and related equipment; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single position class which oversees the operations and maintenance of the Sheriff's Print Shop. This class is distinguished from Reprographics Manager in that the latter is responsible for supervision of employees and the operations of the County's Print Shop serving all County departments.


1. Schedules work orders to ensure completion in a timely manner; directs inmates in offset printing or related work; reviews completed work orders prior to customer pick up.
2. Provides training to inmates in operation and maintenance of offset, cutter, binder, jogger, sorter and other related equipment; demonstrates equipment operation and maintenance; monitors inmates in performing new tasks to provide feedback as needed.
3. Identifies and trouble shoots equipment failures, production and quality inhibitors; makes minor repairs to equipment; contacts repair services for major repairs of equipment.
4. Contacts private print shops to review equipment being utilized; contacts vendors and suppliers to obtain information about new offset equipment; evaluates purchase of new equipment for training purposes and makes recommendations to management.
5. Identifies employment opportunities for inmates by contacting private print shops; meets with employers to inform them about inmate training on offset equipment; assists inmates in applying for employment opportunities; and arranges for inmates to be interviewed and assessed for employment.
6. Contacts various public sector organizations to inform them about the offset printing services available from the Sheriff's Print Shop; prepares cost estimates of duplicating work orders.
7. Performs various duplicating work as needed to meet deadlines including making plates, operating offset and related equipment to complete work orders.
8. Operates various computer programs in order to determine costs and billing amounts, make changes to forms, and rotate ink stock.


1. Three years of experience operating and maintaining offset and related equipment; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Offset Equipment Operator with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: offset equipment operation and maintenance; reproduction techniques and procedures; auxiliary printing equipment operation and maintenance such as collators, binders and plate makers; computer operations; and basic math.

Ability to: independently operate and maintain offset and related equipment; plan workload and set priorities to meet deadlines; train others in operating and maintaining offset and related equipment; collect and analyze information to evaluate purchase of new equipment; maintain various equipment and work records; read and understand equipment manuals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with people from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ability to: train others in operating and maintaining offset and related equipment; collect and analyze information to evaluate purchase of new equipment; prepare written proposals and justifications for new equipment.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Incumbent will be required to work with inmates in a secured area. Applicants will be required to pass a background investigation. Current or excessive use of drugs, sale of drugs, serious criminal history or deception relating to employment history may bar employment.

Possession of valid California Class C Driver's license is required for this position.

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