Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 097441

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and the completion of at least nine quarter hours of CADD course work from an accredited vocational/technical school or college.

Substitution of Education for Experience: None.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying CADD experience in topographical mapping, roadway/structural planning, design, and/or drafting, GPS, roadway map preparation, or architectural planning may substitute for the required nine quarter hours of CADD course work on a month to month basis to a maximum of two months (e.g. experience equivalent to one month of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for four and one half quarter hours of the required education).


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.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.

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

Job Overview: Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs computer aided drafting and design (CADD) work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class in the CADD Technician sub-series.  An employee in this class learns to use CADD software and equipment to draft plans for construction or to produce special project maps or digital base maps for counties and cities.  This class differs from the CADD Technician 2 in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the intermediate level.  This class flexes to and differs from the CADD Technician 3* in that an incumbent of the latter uses CADD software and equipment to prepare complex construction plans for structures and roadway projects or to produce complex mapping products.

*An applicant appointed to this class will be reclassified to the CADD Technician 3* after successful completion of a mandatory two-year training period; inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.

Work Activities: Processing Information:

  1. Learns to perform basic mathematical calculations to determine all project-related attributes for use in engineering construction and/or transportation-related projects.
  2. Learns to process data using CADD/Coordinate Geometry software for use in engineering construction and/or transportation-related projects.
  3. Learns to extract data from internal sources for use in creating maps, graphics, surveyor land descriptions, and other reports.

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

  1. Learns to enter alignments, grades, structural details and other project parameters into CADD programs.
  2. Learns to create detailed drawings which encompass variables in geometry, scale, form, and adherence to department and division standards and specifications.
  3. Learns to use raw engineering data to create maps, graphics, and other requested materials.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:

  1. Learns to identify design and graphical errors and brings those errors to the attention of management or supervisors.

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

  1. Learns to estimate, measure, and quantify the volume of construction materials needed to carry out agency projects.

Interacting with Computers:

  1. Learns to prepare digital drawings, plans, and maps using CADD equipment and programs.
  2. Learns to perform the detailing of complex digital projects incorporating principles, specifications, and accuracy standards for transportation-related projects.
  3. Learns to produce graphic representations of design for review and approval by upper level staff.
  4. Operates employee and self-service database to maintain and view personal employment data.
  5. Learns to perform basic operations in office productivity software including but not limited to: word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, presentation software, web-based email programs, and search engines to manage projects.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems: 

  1. Learns to identify routine and job-related errors and learns the appropriate course of action to solve the problem.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:

  1. Learns to evaluate plan sets and/or layouts to ensure compliance with department, state, and federal guidelines, regulations, specifications, and standards.

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People:

  1. Learns to assess own work to ensure consistent, uniform appearance in accordance with divisional expectations.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:

  1. Develops and learns to maintain up-to-date knowledge of department and division-specific guidelines, standards, and other reference materials.
  2. Develops and learns to maintain up-to-date knowledge of CADD software.
  3. Attends training events and other developmental opportunities to learn new procedures, ensure continual learning, maintain current knowledge of the field, and increase job proficiency.

Getting Information:

  1. Learns to retrieve job-related information from reference materials, equipment, applications, and databases.
  2. Seeks out agency personnel for data and relevant information pertaining to agency specific projects.

Thinking Creatively:  

  1. May learn to create original designs and conceptual drawings for displays to be used in public meetings and presentations.

Performing Administrative Activities:  

  1. Learns to update and/or maintain databases and/or project files of job-related information.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  

  1. Learns to prioritize personal workload and daily assignments to meet deadlines as required.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:

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

Documenting/Recording Information:

  1. Learns to document and store appropriate information in electronic databases, shared servers, and/or physical forms as required ensuring accurate information is recorded.

Controlling Machines and Processes:

  1. Learns to operate printers, plotters, and scanners as required.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:

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

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:

  1. Maintains a respectful and productive work environment within the assigned work unit to minimize disputes and facilitate performance.

Competencies (KSA’s): Competencies:

  1. Listening
  2. Learning on the Fly
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Technical Learning
  5. Boss Relationships
  6. Intellectual Horsepower
  7. Work/Life Balance
  8. Patience
  9. Integrity and Trust
  10. Personal Learning


  1. Basic knowledge of Computers and Electronics
  2. Basic knowledge of Mathematics


  1. Active Learning
  2. Active Listening
  3. Basic Mathematics skill
  4. Basic Reading Comprehension skill
  5. Speaking
  6. Writing


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

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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