State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,464.00-$65,790.00 Yearly






A Cartographer IV is the first supervisory level of professional cartographic work.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Cartographers and other lower level employees in the unit.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the cartographic section chief or other designated 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 IV is differentiated from the Cartographer III in that the Cartographer IV has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Cartographers while the Cartographer III assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Cartographers.


Supervises employees who compile current cartographic information including aerial photography, highway plans, survey plats, tax map, planning and zoning maps, and maps from various governmental agencies;

Manages current cartographic files and a map correction system;

Edits completed maps to insure compliance with SHA/FHWA standards and practices;

Provides training to lower level employees in engineering, cartographic technology, and processing for color printing;

Supervises subordinate cartographers;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of cartographic techniques, methods, and materials used in the compilation and revision of maps;

Ability to direct, supervise, and train cartographic staff in technical aspects and operations of a cartography unit.


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

Experience: Four years of cartographic experience.


1. Applicants may substitute an Associate of Arts degree in cartography or geography from an accredited college or university and six 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 eight years of cartography experience 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. 


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.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Established

Aug 1 1987 12:00AM

Date Revised

August 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000726; EST: 8/1/1987; REV: 3/23/2018;

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