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Under general direction, to lay out and supervise the work of other drafting technicians, or personally to draft the more difficult geological and similar maps requiring a high degree of skill and to edit and complete maps and other illustrative materials submitted for publication; and to do other related work.
Plans, lays out, checks, and coordinates the work of other drafting technicians; performs skilled drafting work such as preparing geological, mining, and topographic maps, mineral claim maps, mineral charts, geologic cross sections, sketches, columns, legends, block diagrams, and similar illustrative material as finished drawings for printed reports and office records; assists in determining the most effective methods of processing illustrative materials for publication; confers with drafting technicians and geologists as to form, type symbols, and interpretation of maps.
Five years of experience in geological, topographic or cartographic drafting, two years of which must have been comparable to that of a Geological Drafting Technician in the California state service. (College education with a major in geology may be substituted for two years of topographic or cartographic drafting experience on a year- for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Methods, materials and equipment used in drafting and lettering maps, charts and diagrams; various types of reproduction processes; principles of effective supervision. A high degree of skill as a geological drafting technician.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; prepare geologic maps for publication; plan, lay out, and direct the work of others; work independently.
Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade.