Supervisory Digital Imaging Specialist
National Archives and Records Administration
The Supervisory Digital Imaging Specialist has the responsibility for
planning, coordinating and directing the production work of the Imaging Lab,
including microfilm digitization, photographic copying, duplicating, post
processing, and printing using photographic processes, equipment and
techniques, primarily digital but in some cases analog and chemical-based.
This position supervises a staff of digital imaging, and quality assurance
professionals at the technician, through journeyman and senior
levels; plan work schedules and set priorities for the
section, assign lab duties as needed, review work and oversee quality
control/quality assurance, maintain and update lab operating procedures,
ensure equipment maintenance and/or repair is performed, and ensure training
is provided to staff on existing and new services, techniques, and equipment.
The incumbent will combine knowledge of the principles, concepts, and
methodologies of reformatting archival image and artifact records of all types
for preservation and access, with leadership and management skills to guide
staff in applying imaging technologies to fulfilling the mission of the
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Supervises staff with digital imaging, and quality assurance expertise from
technician, through journeyman and senior levels.
Assigns lab duties, plans work schedules, and sets priorities for the Imaging
Plans, coordinates and directs the production work of the Imaging Lab, for the
reformatting of all types of image and artifact records in the National
Coordinates with the staff to implement the use of imaging technology for
appropriate services offered by the Imaging Lab, and provides training on a
routine and as-needed basis.
Responsible for personnel actions such as setting performance standards,
performance appraisals, recommends promotions, awards and reassignments, hears
and resolves complaints and grievances, and effects disciplinary actions.
Responsible for quality control/quality assurance on all products produced and
for all services performed by the lab.
Maintains and updates lab operating procedures.
Ensures equipment maintenance and/or repair is performed as needed.
Identifies and evaluates criteria for the specification of contract services,
products, or equipment, and writes contractual specifications.
Follows and participates in imaging standards and guidelines efforts within
NARA, nationally, and internationally. Writes policies, guidelines, technical
papers, and procurement documents.
Contributes to branch success and advancement by participating in leadership
team meetings, discussions, goal setting, and analysis.
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