STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CARTOGRAPHER III
Class Code: 1577-19 Date Established: 11-30-99
Occupational Code: 9-2-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To oversee a working unit engaged in the preparation of a variety of maps and graphic arts work.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Coordinates the work activities of other cartographers engaged in drafting maps and preparing related illustrative material.
· Edits final drafts of maps, graphs and charts for accuracy, completeness, quality, appearance and adherence to standards and specifications.
· Draws maps required by agency policies for use in public addressing and emergency response for public safety agencies and communities.
· Analyzes and reviews printer's proofs for proper color selection, color separation, registration, and overall appearance; arranges for the correction of any discrepancies.
· Completes and corrects final addressing and emergency response maps for final distribution to local, state and federal agencies.
· Develops and modifies graphic art work procedures, including consulting with regional planning personnel and outside agencies in resolving mapping issues.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
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 explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
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 objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
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: Five years' experience in cartography, or in a closely related field, two years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. 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 III 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 practices, principles and techniques in the field of cartography. Knowledge of state and federal mapping procedures and requirements. Knowledge of graphic arts methods and procedures. Knowledge of the New Hampshire state highway system. Ability to plan, direct and review the work of Cartographers and to interpret aerial photography. Ability to coordinate field and office workloads. Ability to design and perform free hand art work. Must have good sense of design layout and proportion. Ability to work from sketches and field survey notes. Ability 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