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Drafting Technician, (B212611-2), R29, Engineering

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Please note that due to the recentCOVID-19impact, there may be delays in the selection process.

Performs drafting support work and related duties as required. Draws plans utilizing Auto Cad Systems, Civil 3D, and communicates with public and other City departments providing them with information as requested. Job Description


  • Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of drafting.
  • Knowledge of mathematics including trigonometry and plane geometry required for basic computations of qualities or areas in making drawings.
  • Skills in the use of calculators and general office equipment.
  • Skills in the use of drafting and printing instruments and related aids.
  • Ability to operate and use the GPS unit.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.


Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, library, computer room, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, dry atmosphere, dust, constant noise, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working around moving objects or vehicles, and traveling by car 25% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, and office equipment; Work requires light to moderate carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 44 pounds), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Performs drafting, computations, and design duties in the preparation of plans for streets, sidewalks, accessible ramps, retaining walls, Survey exhibits, metes and bounds, field data sketches, park trails, traffic signal systems, pavement markings, sign installations, traffic control plans, construction details, and other technical projects.
  • Prepares and maintains maps, plans, and plats.
  • Operates the Auto Cad Systems, Civil 3D, Pictometry, GIS Explorer, GIS Arc Map,Adobe Acrobat Professional software,Microsoft Office software, etc.
  • Draws layouts by freehand for small City projects.
  • Performs associated duties, such as: collates books, makes Xerox copies, gives information to the public and other City departments, and performs other general office work.
  • Operates the printer, scanner, or plotter machine to mechanically reproduce project drawings.
  • Prepares graphs, charts, and exhibits.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
  • Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by some continuing education from a college or technical school in drafting.

  • AND-

At least two (2) years of experience in the practice of drafting civil or related field drawings.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Valid Texas Driver License*

  • If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.


Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Drafting Technician, (B212611-2), R29, Engineering, Other , Laredo, Texas

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