Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 097445

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering, Computer Drafting and Design, Civil Engineering, Environmental Technology, or Geography and experience equivalent to one year of full-time CADD work in topographical mapping or roadway/structural planning, design, and/or drafting.

Substitution of Education for Experience: None.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying CADD experience in topographical mapping or roadway/structural planning, design, and/or drafting may substitute for the required education to a maximum of four years (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education) there being no substitution for the required one additional year of CADD experience.


Education and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, Computer Drafting and Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology, or Geography and two years of full-time CADD work in topographical mapping or roadway/structural planning, design, and/or drafting.


Two years of experience as a CADD Technician 3* or one year of experience as a CADD Technician 4 with the State of Tennessee.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, performs computer aided drafting and design (CADD) supervisory work of average difficulty and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the first full supervisory level in the CADD Technician series. An employee in this class supervises a CADD drafting squad preparing complex construction plans for structural projects. This class differs from CADD Technician 4 in that an incumbent of the latter performs lead or minor supervisory duties. This class differs from CADD Supervisor 2 in that an incumbent of the latter either supervises and coordinates the activities of multiple CADD drafting squads in assisting in the overall supervision of a CADD drafting unit or assists in the overall supervision of a CADD cartographic unit.

Work Activities:

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment:

  1. Creates, and supervises subordinates in the development of, complex, detailed drawings which encompass variables in geometry, scale, form, and adherence to department and division standards and specifications.
  2. Enters, and trains subordinates in the application of alignments, grades, structural details and other project parameters into CADD programs.
  3. Guides and/or supervises personnel in the use of raw engineering data to create specialized data sets, reports, maps, graphics, and other requested materials.

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:

  1. Monitors the work activities and processes of subordinates to ensure projects are completed accurately and efficiently.

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information:

  1. Estimates, measures, and/or quantifies the volume of construction materials needed to carry out agency projects, and verifies estimates created by subordinates.

Analyzing Data or Information:

  1. Conducts detailed analysis of engineering design notes to ensure all project information is accurate and complete for use in personal work assignments and/or those of a group or subgroup.

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People:

  1. Assesses plans submitted by subordinates to ensure consistent, uniform appearance in accordance with divisional expectations.
  2. Assesses the quality of the work of subordinates to inform, advise, and guide performance management and development, and to ensure compliance with department, state, and federal standards, guidelines, and regulations.
  3. Assesses the performance of assigned subordinates and the needs of the department to make decisions and recommendations including promotion, demotion, transfer, and retention.

Processing Information:

  1. Performs, and supervises personnel in the performance of mathematical calculations to determine all project-related attributes for use in engineering construction and/or transportation-related projects.
  2. Processes and reviews data from CADD/Coordinate Geometry software for use in engineering construction and/or transportation-related projects.
  3. Extracts data from internal sources for use in creating maps, graphics, surveyor land descriptions, and other reports.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems:

  1. Analyzes and identifies routine and job-related errors and determines the appropriate course of action to solve the problem.
  2. Assists in making decisions related to the management of divisional and program operations, activities, and performance.
  3. Resolves problems encountered by subordinates during daily work activities.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:

  1. Identifies design and graphical errors and takes necessary corrective steps.
  2. Assists in the identification of project objectives, required resources, and technical approaches necessary to satisfy the needs of the agency by performing background research and applying defined standards.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:

  1. Prioritizes personal workload and the workloads of assigned subordinates to meet deadlines as required.
  2. Incorporates last minute and unscheduled tasks into current workload to ensure timely and accurate completion of work.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:

  1. Evaluates and trains subordinates to review plan sets and/or layouts to ensure compliance with department, state, and federal guidelines, regulations, specifications, and standards.

Scheduling Work and Activities:

  1. Schedules daily work activities of subordinates to meet requirements as specified by procedures, project schedules, and/or department goals.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:

  1. Coordinates a team of subordinates to ensure work activities are performed and completed to specification and in a timely manner.

Interacting with Computers:

  1. Performs and supervises personnel in the detailing of complex digital projects incorporating principles, specifications, and accuracy standards for transportation-related projects.
  2. Prepares digital drawings, plans, and maps using CADD equipment and programs.
  3. Produces graphic representations of design for review and approval by upper level staff.
  4. Operates office productivity software to manage projects, including but not limited to: word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, presentation software, web-based email programs, and search engines.
  5. Operates and/or updates technical databases to maintain and view job-related data.
  6. Operates employee and manager self-service database to maintain and view personal employment data.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:

  1. Evaluates industry standards and technological advances to determine if system improvements are beneficial to the agency.
  2. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of department and division-specific guidelines, standards, and other reference materials.
  3. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of CADD software.
  4. Seeks out work-related developmental opportunities to improve performance and team efficiency.
  5. Attends training events to learn new procedures, ensure continual learning, maintain current knowledge of the field, and increase job proficiency.

Coaching and Developing Others:

  1. Provides on-the-job training and guidance to assigned subordinates as needed to facilitate learning and development.
  2. Discusses performance with subordinates to identify and correct deficiencies and to reinforce strengths.
  3. Identifies areas in which subordinates may require additional instruction and takes action to retrain and assist as required.

Developing Objectives and Strategies:

  1. Assists in the development and implementation of strategies, objectives, and goals for assigned program areas to enhance performance and improve organizational efficiency.
  2. Assists in developing and implementing strategic programs and events to improve subordinate morale.

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:

  1. Sets performance standards and goals for subordinates and monitors performance.
  2. Provides motivation through positive reinforcement and feedback to promote a productive and efficient work environment.

Thinking Creatively:

  1. Creates or assists in the creation of original designs and conceptual drawings for displays to be used in public meetings and presentations.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:

  1. Interprets technical information and verbiage to co-workers, subordinates, and/or internal business associates to provide clarity and reduce errors.

Getting Information:

  1. Retrieves job-related information from reference materials, equipment, applications, and databases.
  2. Acquires data by submitting requests to appropriate agencies and physically collects data from sources such as federal, state, and local agencies.
  3. Seeks out agency personnel for data and relevant information pertaining to agency-specific projects.
  4. Conducts site visits to obtain firsthand information to enhance understanding of project requirements and for the preparation of digital maps and other related reports.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:

  1. Confers with staff to determine design modifications of active projects.
  2. Provides periodic progress reports to management or supervisor.
  3. Communicates or consults with supervisors, subordinates, and co-workers by phone, written form, e-mail or in person to ensure established policies and procedures are followed.
  4. Attends meetings with assigned subordinates and other internal and external business associates to gather project information and status updates and to disseminate information.

Performing Administrative Activities:

  1. Completes all required performance documentation for assigned subordinates to ensure operational efficiency.
  2. Oversees the maintenance of databases and/or project files of job-related information.
  3. Approves subordinate time and leave requests to ensure accurate documentation.
  4. Mails or e-mails correspondence to internal and external business associates.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  1. Documents the performance of assigned subordinates continuously to ensure accurate and unbiased performance evaluations.
  2. Logs and approves personal time worked, projects worked, and leave taken on department-specific forms.
  3. Documents and stores appropriate information in electronic databases, shared servers, and/or physical forms as required ensuring accurate information is recorded.

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:

  1. Assists in the resolution of interpersonal conflicts between assigned subordinates to ensure a respectful and productive work environment.
  2. Maintains a respectful and productive work environment within the assigned work unit to minimize disputes and facilitate performance.
  3. Reports internal and external conflicts, complaints, and other issues to assigned supervisor or appropriate reporting authority as required.

Developing and Building Teams:

  1. Models effective performance for co-workers and assigned subordinates to provide a role model, encourage success in others, and enhance trust.
  2. Identifies developmental opportunities appropriate for assigned subordinates to improve team development.

Controlling Machines and Processes:

  1. Operates printers, plotters, and scanners as required.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  1. Corresponds with individuals and agencies outside of the organization to troubleshoot, answer questions regarding CADD services, and retrieve project files.

Performing General Physical Activities:

  1. Walks through project sites, possibly including rough terrain and obstacles, to facilitate task completion in a variety of environmental conditions as required.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:

  1. Communicates politely and courteously with coworkers, supervisors, subordinates, and other business associates to ensure a positive and productive work environment.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:

  1. Operates passenger and/or transport vehicles within safety and departmental guidelines as necessary.

Competencies (KSA’s): Competencies:

  1. Functional/Technical Competency
  2. Directing Others
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Planning
  5. Priority Setting
  6. Intellectual Horsepower
  7. Perseverance
  8. Dealing with Ambiguity
  9. Integrity and Trust
  10. Self-Development


  1. Intermediate knowledge of Building and Construction
  2. Intermediate knowledge of Engineering and Technology
  3. Intermediate knowledge of Computers and Electronics
  4. Intermediate knowledge of Mathematics
  5. Intermediate knowledge of Transportation
  6. Basic knowledge of Education and Training


  1. Active Learning
  2. Active Listening
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Intermediate Mathematics skill
  5. Monitoring
  6. Reading Comprehension
  7. Speaking
  8. Writing
  9. Coordination
  10. Instructing
  11. Complex Problem Solving
  12. Operation and Control
  13. Intermediate Time Management skill


  1. Deductive Reasoning
  2. Mathematical Reasoning
  3. Memorization
  4. Number Facility
  5. Oral Comprehension
  6. Oral Expression
  7. Perceptual Speed
  8. Selective Attention
  9. Time Sharing
  10. Visualization
  11. Written Comprehension
  12. Written Expression

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Telephone
  3. Fax Machine
  4. Printer
  5. Handheld GPS
  6. All-Terrain vehicle
  7. Survey Equipment
  8. Large format plotter
  9. Automatic Differential level
  10. Theodolite/EDM Total Station Instrument
  11. Surveying Electronic Data Collector
  12. Graphics or video accelerator card
  13. Plotter printer
  14. Pocket calculator
  15. Print server
  16. Scale
  17. Scanner
  18. Software, including but not limited to: computer-aided design (CAD), database, document management, photo imaging, map creation, office productivity, and optical character reader (OCR) or scanning software


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