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Mason I (6616)

Mason I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: PX50
  • Class Code: 6616
  • Established: 1931
  • Revised: 07/11/1979
  • Title Changed: 07/25/1979


Under direction, to do skilled masonry work, may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.

Typical Tasks

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Either


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.

Knowledges and Abilities

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.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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