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  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
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  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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Cartographic Draughtsperson

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Cartographic Draughtsperson
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Starting Salary: 20 - 25k
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Last Updated: March, 2013

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

A cartographic draughtsperson assists Cartographers with the analysis of field survey and land management data.


The Work header image

A cartographic draughtsperson uses material selected by a cartographer to produce maps and charts. Some work, especially in small organisations, may need the draughtsperson to use traditional methods of working on coated plastic drafting foils and films used to produce printers' plates. However, digital mapping, which involves the use of computers to construct maps, is quite common.  
 
A draughtsperson may add details such as new housing estates to existing maps. They select the size of letters and symbols according to the importance of features. They must also fit data into required mapping formats prepare edit and revise plans.

 


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The work requires patience, concentration and attention to detail. You will need to be neat and have a steady hand to be able to produce maps by hand. You will need an eye for design to make sure that maps are attractive as well as accurate, an interest in drawing or design and an aptitude for working with computers. You also need good vision, including normal colour vision.


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Organisation: Ordnance Survey Ireland
  Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
  Tel: (01) 8025300 or Lo-Call 1890 674627
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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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