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Class Code: 540E
Category: Science & Engineering


Prepare moderately complex scaled maps, detailed plans and working drawings from sketches, field notes, or general instructions; may lead other drafting technicians.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Duties performed at this level require the skills of journey-level drafting technicians with the additional responsibility for drafting assignments with a minimum of working data; may lead work of other drafting and clerical personnel.

Typical Work

Prepare drawings to meet government and industrial contract requirements; 

May act as lead over drafting technicians; 

Prepare design detail and assembly drawings for use in construction of various equipment and buildings; 

Prepare graphs, charts, and drafting displays for publication and engineering journals; 

Draw schematics, wiring, or block diagrams from sketches, parts, and instructions; 

Solve geometric design problems and produce working engineering drawings in the solution of various design problems; make design calculations; 

Prepare and maintain comprehensive engineering and building record drawing systems; 

Research technical information from record vault files, engineering catalogues, and technical handbooks; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of full-time experience or training as a Drafting Technician 2, or equivalent. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

Examination Requirements: 

  • A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 3-7-73
Revise Title: 10-12-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 4641) effective July 1, 2007

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.