STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CARTOGRAPHER II
Class Code: 1576-16 Date Established: 11-30-99
Occupational Code: 9-2-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To draft maps and specialized and related diagrams used in a variety of graphic presentations and computer aided design.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Reviews existing maps, ortho photo and field survey and GPS data needed to complete, create and revise address maps.
· Creates address maps from GPS and field collection data to create telephone number, address and cellular location maps.
· Revises existing maps through plotting scanning or digitizing techniques.
· Compiles mapping data for input in preparing computer developed maps.
· Monitors proper painting of map and graphic artwork. Designs supplemental maps for emergency response.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling, and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require a significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical institute with major study in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), computer science, cartography, commercial art, engineering, drafting, architecture, graphic art, geology, geography or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' experience in cartography or in a closely related field. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For appointment consideration, Cartographer II applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. The structured interview is developed and administered, according to Division of Personnel guidelines, by representatives of the state agency in which the vacancy exists.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the New Hampshire state highway system. Knowledge of the practice of cartography including mechanical drawing, the transference of written data to map surfaces and the use of accepted map symbols. Knowledge of available data sources for map preparation. Knowledge and understanding of the operation of a digitizer. Knowledge of the principles of color separation as applied to graphic arts. Knowledge in graphic arts field. Skill in the use of drafting tools. Ability to read and interpret blueprint and aerial photographs. Ability to work from sketches and field notes. Ability to train and supervise subordinate Cartographers and to maintain harmonious relationships with other employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02