CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
STREETS PLANS DESIGNER 1
This is technical work computing and drafting assigned street plans. Work includes
making scale drawings of new and revised street systems or sub-divisions from legal descriptions
and councilmanic ordinances. Employees in this class prepare ink drawings and computer
generated drafts of street plans and perform calculations to determine exact locations and
dimensions of streets. Work is performed under the direction of a technical supervisor.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be
approved for this class.)
- The position must perform the work in the Streets Department.
- The position must be responsible for preparing scale drawings of new and revised street and
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Prepares and verifies reports, specifications, deeds of dedication, designs and scale
drawings for councilmanic ordinances relative to changes in the official City street plan.
- Performs calculations to determine exact location and dimensions of streets, drainage
areas, elevations and street grades.
- Computes plans for new and revised City street and bridge systems from preliminary
sketches; prepares ink drawings and computer generated drafts of streets and sub-division plans.
- Participates with higher level designers in final checks of completed street plans involving
the recomputing of all mathematics and the rechecking of ordinances, specifications, report
plans, and district survey reports.
- Performs a variety of tasks required in the computer programming of solutions to plane
geometry and trigonometry problems in order to calculate right-of-way lines, curve alignments,
and multi-sided plot areas; studies and prepares flow charts and block diagrams; translates
instructions into computer code language; initiates trial runs to correct program errors.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles and practices of urban street design and layout.
- surveying and engineering of drafting as they relate to street design and land sub-division
- mathematics and related engineering computations as they pertain to street design for the
determination of alignment and grade.
- office practices and procedures.
- learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) as it relates to drafting street or bridge plans.
- neatly and precisely draft complex engineering drawings using both pencil and ink
- learn the state and local law and construction codes relating to real estate conveyancing
and land title work.
- read and interpret plans and blueprints.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
- present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 8/96.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Three years of experience in surveying and/or related City street design.
- Two years of experience as chief of a survey corps performing construction and/or land
surveys; or two years in drafting to scale final, complex and detailed plans, diagrams, designs,
schematic drawings and/or various types of maps and sketches.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions
required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP16
Class Established: 6/1966
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 8/1996 ; Ad Board - 11/1996
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3F20