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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Mason (Correctional Facility) (6617)

ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Mason (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: PX55
  • Class Code: 6617
  • Established: 07/23/1975
  • Revised: 07/11/1979
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority, to do skilled masonry work; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and to 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 tradespeople; keeps simple records and makes reports; instructs and leads unskilled assistants; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illega1 drugs.

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.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.


Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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