Mapping Technologist 1/2
- Written Test To Be Held
- August 12, 2017
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- June 28, 2017
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|26-262||Mapping Technologist 1||$52,518||G-17||$35|
|26-263||Mapping Technologist 2||$61,496||G-20||$40|
On or before August 12, 2017, you must have:
For No. 26-262:
- a bachelor’s degree, including or supplemented by 21 semester credit hours in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), surveying, cartography, LiDAR and/or photogrammetry;* AND
- nine additional semester credit hours in any combination of cartography, LiDAR, photogrammetry, GIS, computer science, remote sensing, photo interpretation, statistics, and/or surveying.*
For No. 26-263:
- a bachelor’s degree and specialized college coursework as described above;* AND
- two years of professional experience making recommendations and decisions relating to the selection, planning, and production of mapping projects and independent research and evaluation activities which require the knowledge and application of the technical principles and practices of GIS and/or photogrammetry.**
*You must include, with your application, a transcript or a list of qualifying courses showing the name of the course, the number of semester credit hours, dates of completion, the college or university attended, and whether the course is at the graduate or undergraduate level.
**Experience limited to Computer Aided Design (CAD) use or GIS user production of thematic overlays to such base maps or to generate system-produced GIS maps will NOT be considered as appropriate experience.
Substitution: A master’s degree in cartography, photogrammetry, surveying, or GIS, that includes at least 12 graduate credits in cartography, LiDAR, and/or photogrammetry, can be substituted for the educational requirement and for up to one year of the required experience.
If you expect to meet the educational requirements by January 31, 2018, you can be admitted to the written test, but you cannot be considered for appointment until you submit proof of successful completion of the educational requirement to the Appointing Authority at the time of the employment interview. Failure to meet the educational requirements by January 31, 2018 may result in your removal from the eligible list.
|IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.|
- Your degree must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2LJT.
- A promotion examination is also being held for Mapping Technologist 2. If you are eligible for appointment from the promotion list, you may not be appointed in your own agency from the list resulting from this examination open to the public.
- You may file for these examinations by completing one NYS-APP application form or by applying on the Internet. Unless you are eligible for a fee waiver, the indicated processing fee must be submitted for each examination listed on your application.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
- Non-credit courses that are formally listed courses at an acceptable college or university may be accepted as substitution for the required credited course work. If you are requesting substitution of non-credit courses, you must include a formal course description in sufficient detail to demonstrate that the course is equivalent to a credit course in the same subject. Formal training in cartography, photogrammetry, or LiDAR received in the military may be counted as work experience, not as a substitute for college studies.
- At the Department of Transportation, your responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the Department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
Mapping Technologist 1 positions exist in the New York State Department of Transportation, Office of Information Technology, Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Department of Public Service; Mapping Technologist 2 positions exist in the New York State Department of Transportation and the Office of Information Technology.
As a Mapping Technologist 1, you would assist higher-level technologists and perform complex mapping duties in the development and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS); use digital photogrammetric workstations for the compilation or management of mapping projects, digital terrain models (DTM) and orthoimagery following standard specification and procedures; perform contract vendor mapping checks, aerotriangulation measurement and adjustments, and special LiDAR mapping or modeling; review and edit digital maps and DTM files compiled by in-house staff or contract vendors, following standard specifications and procedures; perform special tasks and assignments which may include contract vendor mapping checks and DTM quality and accuracy analysis; carry out or assist in the acquisition, inspection and evaluation of aerial photography, LiDAR and stereocompilation services, including coordination with design staff, and the preparation of written correspondence and specifications; and monitor project schedules and technical requirements.
As a Mapping Technologist 2, you would supervise or manage the compilation of more complex mapping projects, digital terrain models (DTM), and orthoimagery, using digital photogrammetric workstations; perform quality control and quality assurance activities for photogrammetric and LiDAR mapping and registration, DTM data and orthoimagery compiled by in-house staff and contract vendors; edit contract vendor mapping and DTM accuracy analysis, and vendor DTM processing and development of production procedures; archive project files; develop quality assurance and quality control procedures and liaison with survey and engineering staff; perform aerotriangulation and LiDAR registration functions, including control layout, selection and aerotriangulation point measurement; monitor projects based error analysis of aerotriangulation and LiDAR data; support the acquisition of aerial photography, LiDAR and sterocompilation services, in coordination with design staff; publish technical requirements and specifications; and coordinate bid/purchase documents. Also, you may be responsible for the training of technicians and the development of training documents.
Subject of Examination
|There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:||For Examination Numbers|
|1. Principles and applications of aerial photography and other remotely-sensed imagery - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, methods, practices and computations used to create and apply aerial imagery products, and may include such typical areas as creating image products using digital methods including project planning, image collection, digital conversion, control processing, orthoimage correction, LiDAR, final formatting and the use of aerial imagery to interpret, compile and transfer information into databases and maps.||X||X|
|2. Principles and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, methods, procedures, and computations used when developing, creating, revising, and producing maps and site plans, and may include GIS design features, database construction, interactive editing and labeling, and utilizing GIS systems, web technology, and mapping software based on field, aerial photographic, and global positioning system information.||X||X|
|3. Principles of cartography, photogrammetry, map projections, coordinate systems, aerotriangulation, and control surveys as related to map design - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, terminology, and computations involved in map development, and may include photogrammetric techniques, mapping projection systems, map design standards, scales, and working with survey, cartographic, and photogrammetric information.||X||X|
|4. Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.||X||X|
|5. Principles and practices of project planning, map databases, map design and map displays - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, methods and procedures involved in project planning and coordination, and in the development of mapping and GIS databases and their use for rendering, producing and reproducing various map displays, including printed maps, reports, computer displays, electronic presentations and other media, using appropriate cartographic and graphic design principles.||X|
Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
You Can Also
- Download examination application NYS-APP form; or
- Email email@example.com to request NYS-APP forms; or
- Obtain an NYS-APP form from a State agency or facility personnel/business office; or
- Request NYS-APP form by calling the Department of Civil Service in the Albany area at 518-457-2487 or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.
If you do not receive a number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Eligibility for Employment
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call 518-474 6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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