Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




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Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, prepares material for publication by using Personal Computer (PC)-based work processing and desktop publishing software.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Inputs, edits, and completes pre-press preparation of schedules materials and other Metro documents
  • Selects appropriate typefaces, sizes, and heading for the copy to be set
  • Computes scale reductions and enlargements for artwork
  • Lays out and pastes up artwork for printing
  • Abstracts and details scheduling data to format schedule materials
  • Develops computer graphic displays for artwork reproduction
  • Answers inquires on all phases of layout work
  • Maintains computerized and manual files of schedules, Metro forms, and artwork
  • Proofreads work to ensure format integrity
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Functions and operations of PC-based word processing and desktop publishing software
  • Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5, e.g., InDesign and Illustrator
  • Proper use, care, and storage of a PC

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Performing detailed layout and pasting of artwork
  • Filing materials alphabetically and numerically
  • Proofreading and correcting text for formatting errors
  • Adhering to production standards and deadlines
  • Communicating effectively with others

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Enter, edit, combine, print, and electronically store text on a PC
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with clients
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • None Required

  • Two years of relevant experience performing responsible clerical duties in the production of computerized data, including one year utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite 5 (e.g., InDesign and Illustrator)

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • None required
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.