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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
06559LC 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.

CAH   06/02/1997