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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The CARTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT traces, revises, and makes corrections to existing maps. Work is accomplished by computer, mechanical, and manual methods.
This is beginning level work in cartography. It is distinguished from the higher levels by the fact that the Cartographic Assistant does no original cartography but works from existing maps.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in contact weekly by telephone or in-person with agency staff who have questions regarding work being performed on maps, plans, drawings, charts, and graphs. Employees have occasional contact by telephone with state and county agencies and the public who order/purchase maps.
Employees in this class receive close supervision, usually by a lead cartographer, project manager or administrative superior. The Cartographic Assistant is instructed as to colors and lettering to use and what to write
and where. Work is reviewed on an ongoing basis for accuracy and progress. Completed assignments are reviewed for accuracy, neatness, and compliance with established mapping standards.
Positions require the willingness to stand for long periods throughout the day while filing or operating printing and reproducing equipment.
Employees entering this classification must have a basic knowledge of drafting techniques; drafting instruments and tools; the ability to understand and follow oral and written instruments; the ability to be on one's feet for prolonged periods; and the ability to adapt to frequent work interruptions and changes in priorities.