Mapping Technologist 3

Grade 24

New York State has approximately 7 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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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

Under the general direction of a Mapping Technologist 4 or Chief Mapping Technologist, a Mapping Technologist 3 supervises and directs the activities of lower level mapping technologists and technicians; establishes photogrammetric policies, standards and survey requirements; manages research and development activities; coordinates mapping activities with other organizational groups of technicians and professionals; provides advice and assistance on photogrammetric and LiDAR mapping; manages specialized photogrammetric instruments and equipment; and is responsible for the quality of the agencyís photogrammetric mapping.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

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.

There are two examinations held for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Mapping Technologist 2.

For all other qualified individuals, 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;* AND

three years of professional experience making recommendations and decisions related to the selection, planning, and production of mapping projects and independent research and evaluation activities which require the knowledge and application of technical principals and practices of GIS and/or photogrammetry.**

*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.

**Experience limited to Computer Aided Design (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.

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

26-264 37-834

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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