State of Maryland

CARTOGRAPHER I (#000723)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $29,277.00-$45,709.00 Yearly


GRADE

09

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE      BARGAINING UNIT: G      OVERTIME ELIGIBLE     NCP

NATURE OF WORK

A Cartographer I is the entry level of professional cartographic work in State Service.  Employees in this classification research, compile, and prepare cartographic information for inclusion into various projects, cartographic graphics, and illustrated reports.  Employees in this classification may on occasion lead lower-level Drafters or less experienced personnel.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision and direction from a higher level Cartographer or other administrative official.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Cartographer I and the Cartographer II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees.  The Cartographer I performs the duties under close supervision while the Cartographer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Prepares layouts for and controls the drafting of new maps and updates of existing maps;

Works directly with drafters in cartographic procedures, color separation processes, negative scribing, type placement, and drafting standards;

Prepares map manuscript or base maps on which all information to be drafted is assembled;

Contacts and maintains liaison with federal, State and local government agencies to obtain and provide information used to create new and revise existing maps;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, plane geometry, and English;

Ability to use all drafting equipment and specialized cartographic instruments;

Ability to operate the calculator, opaque projector, diazo reproduction machine, register punch, artist tools and equipment;

Ability to read aerial photographs, maps and highway engineering/construction plans;

Ability to work harmoniously with local government officials, their representatives, other agency officials, and managers within the Administration

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in geography with a specialization in cartography from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Notes:

1.  Applicants may substitute an Associate of Arts degree in cartography or geography and two years of experience in cartography for the required education.

2.  Applicants may substitute graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and four years of experience in cartography for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Engineering or Imagery classifications or Cartographer, Imagery, Geo-spatial, and Survey specialty codes in the Engineering and Architecture field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

Date Established

Aug 1 1987 12:00AM

Date Revised

March 23, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000723; EST: 8/1/1987; REV: 3/23/2018;

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