State of Maryland

DRAFTER II (#001386)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $35,041.00-$53,763.00 Yearly






A Drafter II is the full performance level of drafting work.  Employees in this classification perform complex drafting duties and make simple mathematical calculations to difficult engineering computations.  Employees in this classification perform assignments to which are increasingly more technical and requires the exercise of judgment within prescribed methods and procedures and the application of complex drafting skills and techniques.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions but may assist in the training and instruction of lower-level employees.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from higher level employees within the section.  Initially, workers perform the more simple drafting duties and as they gain experience and training, more difficult assignments are given commensurate with the worker’s expanding capabilities.

Positions in this classification are evaluated 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 Drafter I and Drafter II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The Drafter I learns to perform duties under close supervision while the Drafter II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Plots contour maps and complicated urban topography from original survey notes checking elevations and curves;

Drafts base drawings of right-of-way plats and computes acreages using survey notes, plats, title searches and design sheets as source material;

Compiles and drafts base maps or plats of districts, counties, towns, villages and/or cities in accordance with the specifications and needs of the department using source material such as field survey notes, U.S. Geological Surveys and serial photography;

Checks work of other drafters, checks and computes dimensions, curves or elevations used in highway design sheets, culvert and small bridge design, and simple structures;

Prepares layout and drafts bridges, bridge section, structural engineers’ handbooks, catalogs, design standards, etc.;

Lays out and drafts engineering plans, including preliminary structural and architectural drawings, shop drawings and perspective drawings working from engineers’ sketches and handbooks;

Lays out and drafts mechanical drawings of special machinery and equipment;

Produces final plans, including lettering and construction details of large singing projects, and checking the sign design of contractors;

May assist in the training or instruction of lower-level workers;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the terminology, conventional symbols, and sources of drafting information obtained and used in the field;

Knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, plane geometry and English;

Ability to make complex engineering drawings;

Ability to use engineering tables and reference material;

Ability to train and instruct lower level Drafters;

Ability to compute grades and quantities; to make tracings and sketches of construction plans, right-of-way plats, grading templates, channelization schemes, bridge structures, interchanges and intersections, signs and maps.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience in drafting work.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Architecture and Engineering classifications or Architecture, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical specialty codes in the Engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.




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 assigned to Bargaining Unit B, Administrative, Technical and Clerical classes.  As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from 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.

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance level in a classification series.  In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series, an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class, as defined by the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. 

Date Revised

August 31, 2018 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001386; REV: 8/31/2018;

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