City of Tampa

Drafting Technician III (N/S) (#504310) 032

$32.02-$45.63 Hourly / $5,550.13-$7,909.20 Monthly / $66,601.60-$94,910.40 Yearly


This is responsible technical drafting work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for participating in performance of architectural or civil drafting assignments involving portrayal of basic engineering ideas and information through drawings. Work is of more than average difficulty and is reviewed to ensure that proper graphic portrayal techniques, methods, and procedures are used, as well as for neatness, clarity, accurate portrayal of the design, and inclusion of adequate information for the intended purpose. Employees prepare drawings of facilities, equipment, and systems from survey notes, sketches, marked-up prints, and instructions using advanced graphic portrayal techniques, methods, and procedures. Under direction, employees are required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in performing drafting and related tasks. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through conferences, oral and written reports, observation, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Participates in the preparation of manual drawings and/or utilizes the computer to assist in the drawing of basic engineering designs, maps, structures, and equipment; schedules, and monitors the preparation of working drawings for such projects as water lines, streets construction, sewer or drainage projects, and right-of-way and easement acquisitions; coordinates easement acquisition between customer, Real Estate Division and Right-of-Way; checks drawings for neatness, clarity, and accurate portrayal of the design; prepares and checks cost and time estimates for sundry projects; prepares drawings of an unusual and extensive nature; participates in meetings to discuss projects and construction plans; coordinates utility records data with other agencies; collects and interprets engineering data; establishes and maintains filing and records keeping systems.

Applies standard formulas to calculate area, distance, grade, elevations, etc.; performs mathematical calculations to prepare reports and complete work projects; acts as team leader on a project basis.

Coordinates, tracks and collects all survey-related information and activities by consultants.

Prepares construction and environmental permit application, including tracking; reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations; reviews drawings prepared/submitted by others to identify conflicts with actual field conditions/assure compliance with plans and specifications; answers requests for information from the public, city, or other agencies.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: symbols, terminology, and accepted standards used in preparing engineering drawings; equipment, facilities, and systems of the particular field of engineering assigned; basic drafting techniques including standardized drawing techniques.

Working knowledge of: charting and graphing procedures and practices; advanced civil drafting techniques; computer assisted drafting systems; legal terminology used in property descriptions.

Some knowledge of: data storage and retrieval systems.

Ability to: prepare unusual nonstandard drawings; read and interpret construction plans, surveying, and engineering data; prepare project cost and time estimates; communicate moderately complex information; work effectively in a group setting; establish and maintain effective working relationships; perform complex mathematical calculations.

Skill in: the use and care of drafting tools, material, and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of two (2) years of college in engineering drafting or related subjects with five (5) years 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.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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: 504310; EST: 8/9/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;