City of Detroit DRAFTING TECHICIAN III in Detroit, Michigan



$35,875.00 - $39,463.00 Annually


314 Coleman Young Municipal Center, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Department of Public works

Job Number



5/31/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

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Under general supervision, performs the more difficult and complex drafting work involved in the preparation of engineering drawings, maps, graphs and other pictorial representations.

Examples of Duties

  • Prepares or modifies elementary design and layouts of limited scope, based on engineering principles and practices gained from experience and close association with an engineering activity.

  • Assists with the training and oversight of less experienced drafting technicians engaged in the preparation of preliminary or detailed engineering drawings, maps, charts, graphs or other drawings used for illustrative presentation of data.

  • Drafts preliminary or detailed designs or drawings utilizing computer assisted drafting and design (CADD) equipment, or freehand.

  • Uses digitizer board to prepare or modify digital maps of infrastructure, property and engineering designs.

  • Uses digital plotting equipment to produce maps, charts and drawings.

  • Assists with tasks related to CADD network administration.

  • Searches reference materials and office records for information pertinent to assignments.

  • Computes statistical measures.

  • Reproduces blueprints and drawings.

  • Issues assignments and reviews work in progress and upon completion to ensure work standards are followed.

  • Advises on views, suitability and neatness of drawings.

  • Monitors, evaluates, and reports on progress of employees.

  • Provides on the job training in the use of CADD hardware and software.

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduation or GED with coursework in drafting and preferably completion of two years of advanced training in drafting.

Three years of experience in drafting and related work.

Valid State of Michigan Operator (Driver) License.

Subjects and Weights:

  1. Computerized Examination: 70% Max.

  2. Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 30% Max.

  3. Total: Computerized Examination and Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 100% Max.

Supplemental Information

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.



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Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.

Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


Have you completed High School or a General Equivalency Degree?

  • Yes

  • No


How many years of drafting related work experience do you possess?


Do you currently possess a valid driver license?

  • Yes

  • No

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