Occ. Code 5111200
DRAFTING TECHNICIAN, GRADE 8
New York State Department of Civil Service
NATURE OF WORK
A Drafting Technician performs drafting of limited scope and assists higher level technicians, architects or engineers in the preparation of working plans and detailed drawings portraying architectural and engineering ideas and information.
Positions in this class are located in several agencies with the largest number in the Department of Transportation, the Office of General Services, and the Thruway Authority.
CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Drafting Technicians trace and copy finished drawings and make drawings of equipment, structures, and facilities involving easily visualized details which fit familiar patterns. Technicians select and utilize appropriate drafting tools, instruments, and materials and follow accepted drafting procedures and methods. Incumbents work under the supervision and direction of higher level technicians, engineers or architects who provide detailed instructions on new or unusual assignments including scale and other information needed to complete the assignment, with specific reference to appropriate technical materials and similar drawings done in the past.
Recurring work of a routine nature is assigned in terms of objectives and time frame, and is performed by incumbents with considerable independence. The supervisor is generally available for consultation and assistance in solving technical drafting problems.
Positions of Drafting Aide are the entrance level for the Drafting Technician Series characterized by the performance of drafting work under immediate supervision designed to develop the incumbents' drafting skills while performing productive assignments. Typically drafting procedures, methods, and techniques are specified and demonstrated, and detailed instructions are provided for each assignment. The work of the Drafting Aide is closely reviewed while in progress and upon completion.
Senior Drafting Technicians use a wide range of standard drafting techniques and procedures and technical reference materials in preparing drawings involving architectural including landscaping, mechanical, structural, civil engineering and electrical specializations. Incumbents characteristically prepare and assist in the preparation of complete sets of drawings of a variety of equipment and facilities from complete or rough sketches, and verbal and written information. A Senior Drafting Technician is a full performance level, and may function as a job captain on a project basis.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Under supervision and direction, a Drafting Technician prepares and assists higher level technicians, architects or engineers in the preparation of drawings for architectural or engineering projects utilizing appropriate drafting tools and materials and following accepted drafting procedures and departmental policy.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Drafting Technicians have a close working relationship with their supervisors as well as with the other drafting positions working on a project. Typically, incumbents in this class do not deal with individuals outside of the assigned unit or program area.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION
A Drafting Technician is a non-supervisory class. Positions in this class are supervised by higher level drafting positions, architects or engineers who make assignments, establish work priorities and schedule, and provide assistance and technical guidance to incumbents. The work of the Drafting Technician is reviewed for accuracy, technical competence, adherence to instructions, and for neatness.
MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Drafting Technicians use standard drafting tools, instruments and materials and technical reference materials including but not limited to the T square, triangles, curves, compass, dividers, straight edges, engineering or architectural scales, lettering templates, and ruling pens and pencils.
One year of permanent service in a drafting or engineering technical position at or above Grade 5.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.