Under direction, to do skilled masonry work, may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.
Constructs, maintains, and repairs concrete and other foundations for buildings, machinery, and similar projects; builds retaining walls; constructs pavements and walks; plasters and repairs walls; cuts, sets and repairs stone, tile and marble; lays brick; relines furnaces; lays out and repairs concrete pipelines; waterproofs concrete; keeps tools, materials, and equipment in good condition; makes rough sketches and estimates costs of masonry work; advises in selection, ordering, and storing of materials; coordinates work with other tradespersons; keeps simple records and makes reports; instructs and leads unskilled assistants.
1. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in masonry. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of a recognized apprenticeship before they may be appointed from the eligible list.) or
2. Three years of experience as a journeyperson mason.
Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in masonry work; building codes and safety practices applicable to masonry work.
Knowledge of and skill in: Installation and repair of masonry work including stone, brick, tile, marble, plaster, and concrete.
Skill in: Mixing and tempering lime and cement mortar.
Ability to: Determine proper foundation conditions and materials to be used; prepare rough sketches and estimate the cost of masonry work; read and work from working drawings; line furnaces; cut, drill, and set marble; keep simple records and make reports; follow directions; instruct and lead unskilled assistants; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.