State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,106.00-$70,201.00 Yearly




This is responsible technical work at the supervisory level in the preparation of property assessment maps.

The employee in this position assists the Supervisor, Tax Maps in the Department of Assessments and Taxation. The employee plans, schedules, and supervises the work of a number of draftsmen, assessments cartographers, and clerical personnel. The employee makes final decisions on technical problems within their area of specialization. In the absence of the Supervisor, Tax Maps, the employee in this class assumes full responsibility for the operation of the Tax Map Division.

This employee receives general supervision from the Supervisor, Tax Maps, who outlines the work to be accomplished and the time allowed. The employee directly supervises the drafting employees in the Tax Map Division in the performance of their duties, resolving technical problems and reviewing work for drafting sufficiency and accuracy.


Assists the Supervisor, Tax Maps with the operation of the Tax Map Division;

Directs the activities of the technical draftsmen and assessments cartographers of the office;

Trains drafting employees and assessments cartographers in the technical facets of map work;

Checks inking of final maps for compliance with accepted standards;

Maintains communication between State central office and the local assessment offices;

Calculates enlargement and reduction ratios of maps, plats and charts;

Furnishes property information to city, State and federal departments and independent surveyors and engineers;

Performs other necessary duties as required.


Working knowledge of the principles and practices of land and topographic surveying; of the use of drafting instruments and nomenclature, symbols, and of the sources of drafting information; of civil engineering methods; of the methods of developing property assessment maps, plats and charts; of the tax assessment process as practiced in Maryland.

Introductory knowledge of office and commercial reproduction methods; with the methods of interpreting aerial photographs; with photogrammetric mapping.

Ability to supervise a staff of technical drafting employees, assessments cartographers and clerical personnel; to assist in the preparation of work schedules; to deal effectively with local officials and the general public.


Education: Graduation from a standard high school.

Experience: Eight years of successful progressively responsible experience in drafting, four years of which must have been in planning and supervising property assessment map projects.

Notes: Applicants may substitute additional education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for each year of nonsupervisory drafting experience, up to a maximum of four years.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Dec 10 1975 12:00AM

Date Revised

Dec 1 2003 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000115; EST: 12/10/1975; REV: 12/1/2003;

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