State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $34,516.00-$54,195.00 Yearly






A Cartographer II is the full performance 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 general 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.  The Cartographer II is differentiated from the Cartographer III in that the Cartographer III assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Cartographers.  


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.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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. 

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

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

March 23, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006560; EST: 8/1/1987; REV: 3/23/2018;

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