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Under general supervision, creates, edits and coordinates the preparation and publishing of the District's hard copy and electronic publications; coordinates and provides standards for the publication of technical documents; performs the more difficult technical writing; provides lead direction to assigned staff; and performs related duties as assigned.
This single position classification in the Documentation Division of the Maintenance and Engineering Department performs technical and lead direction in the preparation, maintenance and control of technical documents such as engineering specifications, standards, reports, maintenance manuals, and contract books. The incumbent works at a high level of independence with responsibility for daily work priorities and standards within established policy and procedures. This is a non-supervisory class, but has the authority to control and correct work performed to ensure compliance with standards and requirements.
This position reports to the Administrative Support Officer or a designated supervisory classification in the Drafting and Configuration Control of the Maintenance and Engineering Department.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Page 2 and requirements; provides working direction and technical guidance to writers, editors, contractors
Systems and methods for cataloging and indexing technical documents.
Equipment, media, formats and materials used in preparing, publishing, storing and accessing electronic documentation and graphic illustrations from the Drafting Division's Electronic Document Management System.
Procedures, standards and guidelines for acceptance and control of technical documents.
Principles and practices of technical writing, editing and publishing.
Technical engineering terminology and schematic symbols. Techniques for planning, coordinating and reviewing work.
Reviewing and analyzing documentation for adherence to standards, codes and guidelines.
Technical Publications Analyst
Planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of publications staff.
Scheduling and coordinating publishing and microfilming with other departments.
Writing and editing clear, concise, readily understandable technical instructions, procedures, reports
and related documentation.
Using various software applications such as Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and CoreIDraw to create and publish illustrated documents.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
A Bachelor's degree in engineering, journalism, computer science, english or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in planning, coordinating, creating, maintaining, and reviewing technical publication projects.
Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Office environment; exposure to computer screens.
May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
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