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10530 06 ST B2 C 541-NK 09/01/1994
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06/01/1989 10530


DEFINITION: This is supervisory technical work in the search, compilation, drafting, editing, and production of maps and related illustrative materials.

An employee in this class supervises and participates in the preparation and production of a variety of maps and related illustrative materials which are prepared by conventional ink drafting, scribing, or computer assisted cartographic methods. Work includes supervision over a unit engaged in the production of many maps and related materials, developing techniques and preparing computer commands, and simultaneously editing final drafts and proof copies of maps. Employees perform work independently within established objectives, standards, and specifications. Work is reviewed upon completion by a technical cartographic superior for quality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Within the confines of applicable management directives, plans all work within the assigned area of responsibility. Establishes priorities and schedules. Assigns work, reviews it in progress and again when completed, and coordinates ink drafting, scribing, and digital mapping activities with field editing, plotting, printing or other reproduction functions.

Trains other employees in developing skills and techniques in the use of cartographic drafting and scribing instruments and computer assisted cartography hardware and software and in map preparation methods and procedures.

Originates documentation for computer user commands and maintains a current manual of documentation with the latest revisions posted.

Arranges for a computer back-up of digital work performed on the shift.

Attends to on-line trouble shooting and logs all problems and error messages. Executes computer system activity reports and statistical data.

Maintains an effective filing system for the prompt retrieval of maps both digital files and hardcopy.

Directs the activities of a photographic service laboratory.

Provides an adequate supply of all materials utilized by the unit.

Assists in developing type of layout and presentation of a highway traffic statistics to be graphically depicted on a variety of maps and related illustrative materials.

Assists in preparing or revising specifications for drafting or scribing various maps.

Edits final drafts of maps, graphs, and charts for accuracy, completeness, quality, appearance, and adherence to standards and specifications.

Reviews printer's proofs for proper color selection, color separation, registration, and overall appearance; arranges for the correction of any discrepancies.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of all phases of conventional and computer assisted map preparation and production methods and procedures.

Knowledge of cartographic application software for map production and geographic analysis.

Knowledge of algebra and trigonometry applicable to the work.

Knowledge of statistical chart or graph preparation.

Knowledge of methods of printing multiple color maps and related materials.

Knowledge of engineering reproduction materials.

Ability to supervise and perform all activities associated with the preparation of maps, reports, and related materials including data compilation, layout, and drafting or scribing.

Ability to plan and schedule the work of others engaged in interrelated map-making operations.

Ability to edit completed maps, charts, and graphs and to arrange for corrections in the most efficient and economical manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, and others engaged in the map-making process.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years experience as a Cartographic Drafter 2.


Five years of experience in compiling map data and laying out, drafting, scribing, editing, or the computer production of maps and related illustrative materials including the preparation of complex maps characterized by congested culture and features and graduation from high school, including or supplemented by high school courses in algebra, plane geometry and trigonometry.


Four years of experience in compiling map data and laying out, drafting, scribing, editing, or the computer production of maps and related illustrative materials including the preparation of complex maps characterized by congested culture and features; and an Associate's Degree in surveying, drafting technology or computer aided drafting and design.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.