STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: DESIGN DRAFTER II
Class Code: 3131-20 Date Established: 08-04-92
Occupational Code: 9-2-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To develop and implement design projects and to supervise subordinate staff in preparing and drafting design layouts.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Drafts and updates plans and prepares layouts of planning material and designs for publication.
· Prepares electronic typesetting and page layout with a computer.
· Performs design work and supervises production, including lettering, cropping and reducing of photographs for layouts.
· Prepares camera-ready mechanicals for offset printing.
· Plans, designs and constructs displays and exhibits.
· Prepares maps of all scales and sizes for reproduction, including needed color separation drawings.
· Discusses the interpretation of project research results with department, state and municipal officials.
· Writes memos summarizing planning functions, including design project coordination and implementation.
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 logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions under good conditions in a safe working environment.
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 a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
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: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in commercial art, engineering design or architecture, or graduation from a recognized school of art. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' experience in the drafting, layout or design of published materials, or any related commercial art experience. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Extensive knowledge of commercial art methods. Knowledge of the general principles of layout and design, especially as applied to promotional activities. Knowledge of color harmony and lettering techniques. Ability to translate the varied activities of an agency program into striking and informative pictorial form. Ability to employ a variety of artistic media in the drawing of posters, diagrams, cartoons and related work. Ability to supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to design and set up complex exhibits and displays. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the general public. 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 08/12/02