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Senior Drafting Aide

Senior Drafting Aide positions prepare and/or digitize a variety of complex engineering drawings; utilize Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) or Geographic Information System (GIS) applications to create designs, maps, drawings, and reduce field notes; computer grades; prepare cross-sections, profiles, specifications, visual displays, maps, and charts; draft precise maps for land use, master plans, rights-of-way, and final zoning; combine maps on one scale; make architectural and structural drawings; prepare, check, and interpret legal descriptions; research, investigate, and delineate boundary lines; construct architectural and topographic models; prepare artwork for photography; interpret rules and regulations; may train and evaluate subordinates; and perform other duties as assigned.



You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply unless otherwise indicated.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time experience preparing and/or digitizing engineering plans and/or maps to scale. Qualifying experience MUST include assisting professional staff (Architect, Engineer, Surveyor, GIS or Information Systems personnel) responsible for plan and/or map development.

LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of hire.

  • Training, education, and/or experience in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


  • Proof of degree/transcripts or certificate, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • Transcripts showing completion of course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.


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