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Restoration Work Specialist (6648)

Restoration Work Specialist

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: PZ20
  • Class Code: 6648
  • Established: 03/20/1959
  • Revised: 04/21/1971
  • Title Changed: 04/24/1974


Under direction, to perform a variety of skilled carpentry, masonry, and other tasks in connection with the restoration of historic buildings and sites; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Performs a variety of skilled carpentry, masonry, and other tasks in connection with restoration, preservation, and stabilization of historic buildings and sites; checks on shoring and bracing for new foundations under old brick, adobe, and wood frame buildings; assists in plumbing existing buildings to original positions; does concrete work; makes adobe blocks; reproduces original finishes on adobe, brick, and wood frame buildings; hews logs; makes shakes; lays adobe and brick to match old work and matches original carpentry work; checks on details bearing on authenticity and does research as required; consults with other craftspersons and leads less skilled assistants; assists in maintaining project safety; keeps tools, materials, and equipment in good condition and keeps simple records.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Three years of varied experience performing the duties of a Restoration Worker in the California state service.



One year of varied experience as a journeyperson craftsperson engaged in restoration work, including experience in carpentry and masonry.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools, equipment, and terminology used in carpentry and masonry as applied to restoration work; Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and building codes applicable to restoration projects. Ability to: Read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings, and specifications; prepare rough sketches of work and estimates of labor; recognize lumber types and grades; follow oral and written directions; keep records and make reports; instruct and lead less skilled assistants; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.


Interest in and aptitude for restoration work.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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