Mapping Technologist 1

Grade 17

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Mapping Technologist 1

    Grade 17

  2. Mapping Technologist 2

    Grade 20

  3. Mapping Technologist 3

    Grade 24

  4. Mapping Technologist 4

    Grade 27

  5. Chief Mapping Technologist

    Grade 29

Summary of Job Description

As a Mapping Technologist 1, you would assist higher-level technologists and perform complex mapping duties in the development and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS); use digital photogrammetric workstations for the compilation or management of mapping projects, digital terrain models (DTM) and orthoimagery following standard specification and procedures; perform contract vendor mapping checks, aerotriangulation measurement and adjustments, and special LiDAR mapping or modeling; review and edit digital maps and DTM files compiled by in-house staff or contract vendors, following standard specifications and procedures; perform special tasks and assignments which may include contract vendor mapping checks and DTM quality and accuracy analysis; carry out or assist in the acquisition, inspection and evaluation of aerial photography, LiDAR and stereocompilation services, including coordination with design staff, and the preparation of written correspondence and specifications; and monitor project schedules and technical requirements.

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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:

a bachelorís degree, including or supplemented by 21 semester credit hours in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), surveying, cartography, LiDAR and/or photogrammetry;* AND

nine additional semester credit hours in any combination of cartography, LiDAR, photogrammetry, GIS, computer science, remote sensing, photo interpretation, statistics, and/or surveying.*

*You must include, with your application, a transcript or a list of qualifying courses showing the name of the course, the number of semester credit hours, dates of completion, the college or university attended, and whether the course is at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Substitution: A masterís degree in cartography, photogrammetry, surveying, or GIS, that includes at least 12 graduate credits in cartography, LiDAR, and/or photogrammetry, can be substituted for the educational requirement and for up to one year of the required 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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