Mapping Technician 3

Grade 16

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

As a Mapping Technician 3, using automated techniques, you would compile maps based on analysis and interpretation of source materials in accordance with documented specifications and procedures; prepare finished map products; use stereoplotting equipment and/or LiDAR; maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS); participate in GIS data distribution functions; develop digital terrain models; perform aerotriangulation adjustments and error analysis for project control; produce or maintain GIS datasets; assist in the acquisition and edit of vendor prepared mapping and digital terrain models; serve as lead for special projects; assist in managerial duties including project control and project planning and estimating; and perform digital file management activities.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination candidates must have:

Either 1. five years of technical experience in the fields of mapping or digital photogrammetry;*

Or 2. a bachelorís degree in cartography, civil engineering, computer science, engineering technology, forestry, geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geology, landscape architecture, photogrammetry, planning or surveying, including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in cartography, LiDAR, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), surveying, and/or photogrammetry;** AND one year of technical experience as described above.*

*Use of GIS or CAD tools to produce high accuracy base maps through digitizing and other data entry methods, in accordance with industry-accepted and well documented base mapping specifications and procedures, which may form the foundation of GIS user applications will be considered mapping experience (or photogrammetric experience if applicable). Experience limited to CAD use or GIS user production of thematic overlays to such base maps or to generate system-produced GIS maps will NOT be considered as appropriate experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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