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Job Specification

 DRAFTING TECHNICIAN

 DEFINITION

 Under direction, performs routine drafting work involved in the
 preparation of  drawings, maps, charts,  graphs, sketches, and
 plans; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
 illustrative purposes only.   A particular position using this
 title may  not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  
 Conversely, all duties performed on the  job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Receives instructions and selects appropriate templates or
 compass for making arcs, curves, circles, and ellipses.

 Draws angles with drafting machine or through use of T-square and
 triangles,  and  determines  size, spacing,  and  arrangement  of
 dimensions and notes.

 Plots and draws graphs, charts, and diagrams.

 Makes standard arithematic calculations in determining scales and
 line  weights  of  drawings  to be reduced  for  publication  and
 reports and in converting drawings from one scale to another.

 Draws floor plans of buildings from sketches, determining size,
 spacing,  and arrangement of freehand lettering according to a
 given scale.

 Draws simple land profiles from previously reduced survey notes
 and structural dimensions furnished.

 Revises original drawings of a plumbing system, from a marked-up
 print  showing changes, increasing or decreasing the diameter  of
 the pipes.

 Performs routine drafting work involved in plotting alignments of
 roads from construction plans and field notes.

 Draws widths and types of pavements.

 Draws numbers and indexes bridges over streams, railroad
 overpasses and underpasses, grade crossings, and topographical
 features.

 Prepares sketches and charts.

 Inks titles on property maps and construction plans and varied
 types of field notes.

 Does mechanical lettering.

 Draws and/or revises tax maps and other maps requiring use
 of various colored ink and protractors.

 May perform field work requiring use of transit and rod to verify
 information prior to revising map of underground utilities.

 Prepares clear, accurate, and complete working plans and detail
 drawings from rough or detailed sketches or notes according to
 specified dimensions.

 Makes final sketches of proposed drawings checking dimensions  of
 parts and making any adjustments or changes necessary or desired.

 Inks in all lines and letters on pencil drawings as required.

 Draws charts for representation of statistical data.

 Checks noncomplex mathematical calculations for accuracy.

 Maintains established, relevant records and files where selection
 and  classification of data does not require difficult  decisions
 and where procedures are routinized.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by
 the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENT

 LICENSE:

 Appointees will  be required to possess a driver's license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
 than  employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential 
 duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge  of  drafting  techniques  and  instruments   used   in
 preparing detailed sketches, drawings, charts, and plans.

 Knowledge   of  procedures  for  reducing,  enlarging,   tracing,
 lettering,  and  filing  of  maps,  drawings,  charts,  sketches,
 graphs, and plans.

 Knowledge of symbols and terminology used in drafting work.

 Ability to analyze routine drafting problems.

 Ability  to understand, remember, and carry out oral and  written
 directions.

 Ability  to learn quickly from written and oral explanations  and
 from demonstrations.

 Ability to prepare engineering and/or architectural drawings that
 are  neat, accurate, and logically arranged utilizing methods and
 techniques of drafting.

 Ability  to make mathematical computations using standard  
 tables and formulas.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate 
 in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons  with  mental or physical disabilities  are  eligible  as
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
06559LN N/A00-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

6/2/1997