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Job Specification




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


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

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

 Inks in all lines and letters on pencil drawings as required;
 exercises manual skill in manipulation of drafting tools.

 Draws charts for representation of statistical data; draws finished
 designs from sketches; makes and/or checks noncomplex mathematic

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

 Pantographs paper tracings of aerial photographs and maps.

 Under supervision does routine drafting work and prepares simple
 tracings and drawings.

 Under supervision of a Head Drafting Technician, draws and letters
 (freehand or by using a lettering guide) information on construction
 plans, details, public hearing maps, utility agreement plans, R.O.W.
 acquisition plans, floor plans, building relocation plans, and other
 types of plans needed to complete a final set of contract drawings.

 Prepares work drawings for field parties; letters, maps, and plans.

 Make simple mathematic computations.

 Computes estimates of quantities for simple bridge items of work or
 building construction.

 Signs tracings to certify accuracy of work performed.

 Reviews simple shop plans.

 Prepares charts, diagrams, and graphs as required.

 Pantographs paper tracings of aerial photographs and maps.

 Assists in maintaining essential records and files.

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



                Completion of technical high school or vocational
 courses in mechanical drawing, trigonometry, and geometry.


                Appointee 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 the essential duties
 of the position.


 Knowledge of drafting procedures, methods, and tools, and their

 Knowledge of the making of arithmetic calculations and triangulation

 Knowledge of engineering terminology.

 Knowledge of the problems and techniques involved in plotting and
 tracing maps and diagrams and in indicating thereon varied types of

 Knowledge of the accurate presentation of data in visual form,
 including charts, maps, graphs, sketches, drawings, and plans.

 Ability to review, revise, and correct working drawings, charts,
 graphs, and maps.

 Ability to use Leroy lettering templates, cultural templates, Railroad
 Ruling pens, and other drafting tools and equipment.

 Ability to analyze and understand the problems involved in the
 preliminary and final stages of drafting.

 Ability to organize assigned drafting and related work, analyze
 drafting problems, and develop effective work methods.

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

 Ability to prepare accurate, neat, and complete maps, drawings,
 charts, graphs, diagrams, and plans.

 Ability to plot alignments or construction plans from designers' notes
 and to show needed information accurately in visual forms.

 Ability to letter neatly and quickly both freehand and by use of
 lettering guides, using good judgment in the proportioning of titles
 and the selection of features to be made prominent.

 Ability to detail procedures for bridges and structures.

 Ability to properly use and care for drafting equipment, tools,
 materials, and supplies.

 Ability to assist in maintaining essential reports and records.

 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, or communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 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(s) which
are different work week or work month of the job class title:
Local or
Class of

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

JMR   04/24/1995