City of Tampa

Drafting Technician I (#005071) 023

$22.55-$32.02 Hourly / $3,908.67-$5,550.13 Monthly / $46,904.00-$66,601.60 Yearly


This is technical drafting work.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing architectural or civil drafting assignments involving portrayal of basic engineering ideas and information through drawings. Work is of average difficulty and involves the use of graphic portrayal techniques, methods, and procedures in documenting and communicating basic engineering information. Under general supervision, employees are required to exercise some initiative and independent judgment in using information identified as applicable for portraying designs and applying skill in the use of methods and techniques in actually preparing the drawings. Employees are expected to relieve the designer of many standard and non-critical design considerations and are held responsible for the preparation of appropriate and adequate drawings. Basic designs involve straight lines, arcs and circles, parts with clean, easily visualized interrelationships, and few hidden design features. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for neatness, clarity, accurate portrayal of the design, and inclusion of adequate information.

Examples of Duties

Collects, assembles and processes data and information needed for preparing drawings and reports; conducts field investigations; performs arithmetic calculations on survey data; checks the accuracy of legal descriptions of property; conducts deed and abstract record investigations; prepares maps and sketches from legal descriptions, survey notes, and plats; prepares construction/scale drawings, blueprints, topographic maps and plan, profile, cross section, or as-built drawings of structures; prepares visual aids such as graphs and charts; provides engineering information to the public; prepares permit applications for right-of-way construction by private contractor and/or city departments to send to the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER), Department of Transportation (DOT), county, and city agencies; maintains records regarding work activities; maintains office equipment.

Works on more complex projects under the direction of senior technicians in order to develop skill and proficiency in preparing advanced drawings; prepares preliminary design in order to facilitate installation of traffic flow and control devices; prepares architectural drawings of equipment and/or facilities in order to facilitate construction and/or installation.

Edits AutoCAD system files to automate drafting routines; uses desk size and E-sized plotters for maps and 3-dimensional modeling; interprets and transfers survey notes into AutoCAD format to facilitate calculations; determines elevation in order to set utilities.

Might operate light automotive vehicle.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: basic drafting techniques, including a limited number of standardized drawing techniques; computer aided design; symbols, terminology and accepted standards used in preparing engineering drawings; systems of the particular field of engineering to which assigned; charting and graphing procedures and practices.

Some knowledge of: legal terminology used in property descriptions; computer assisted drafting systems.

Ability to: make mathematical computations using standardized tables and formulas; prepare drawings that are neat, accurate, appropriately dimensioned, and logically arranged utilizing the methods and techniques of engineering drafting; print neatly and legibly, both freehand and with mechanical lettering devices in accordance with good engineering lettering practices; prepare drawings from survey notes, plats, and legal descriptions; prepare as-built drawings and blueprints; adjust/transpose drawings to scale; verify accuracy of data against source documents; understand and follow oral and written instructions/standardized procedures; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the general public.

Skill in: the use and care of engineering drafting tools, materials, and equipment; computer aided design; digitizing pad for Atlas mapping.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college in engineering drafting or related subjects, with one (1) year of experience in drafting and computer aided design; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license might be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 005071; EST: 8/9/2013;