CARTOGRAPHER (PLANNING) 1522
An employee in this class performs professional cartographic work for planning projects and studies. The incumbent plans for and participates in cartographic work and the preparation of other visual aids. Supervision is exercised over a technical staff engaged in the preparation of maps, visual aids and various graphics work. Responsibility is included for determining the appropriate methods and materials to be utilized in executing the assignment and for quality control. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Plans and executes the preparation of maps and other depictive items from base maps and/or sketches;
Assigns, supervises and reviews the work of personnel assisting in the preparation of maps, illustrative graphing and sketches for publication;
Confers with the Planning Director to define priorities, budgetary constraints and optimum methods for mapping and graphics projects;
Creates color separated thematic maps using overlays, mechanical lettering devices and base maps;
Utilizes computer graphics equipment, technical drafting equipment and supplies such as film;
Utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hardware;
Produces negative and prints through use of the Geographic Information System (GIS) and copying machines;
Responds to requests for mapping information from departmental staff, other County agencies and the general public;
Coordinates cartographic work with printing house requirements;
Studies and recommends adoption of improved cartographic methods and materials;
Maintains the department's mapping, photo and publication filing system.
Thorough knowledge of the techniques, terminology, tools and materials of cartography; thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of computer graphics operations as applied to mapping; thorough knowledge of the terminology of planning; thorough knowledge of the techniques used in interpreting aerial photographs; thorough knowledge of personal computers, local area networks and operating systems and various software applications as they relate to Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques; good knowledge of paper grades and binding methods; some knowledge of offset lithography (planographic method); ability to instruct and supervise technical personnel in such a way as to attain optimum performance results; ability to transform maps, graphs, sketches and other illustrative materials produced by planners into finished form for printing; ability to effectively use Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Cartography, Drafting, Design Technology, Civil Engineering, Map Drafting, Geographic Information Systems technology or a related field, and six (6) years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems technology, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
b) Graduation from a standard senior high, possession of a high school equivalency diploma or graduation from a drafting certificate program at a vocational school or an accredited institution, and ten (10) years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems technology, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Cartographer (Planning).