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Mason and Plasterer

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Mason and Plasterer
Classification Title Mason and Plasterer
Posting Number C1700150
Employer State
Appointment Type
Appointment Term Permanent
Position Type Non-Competitive Classified
Temporary Until
Salary Grade SG12

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The successful candidate must be able to:
● Supervise a small work crew of semiskilled workers.
● Lay building materials such as stone,brick, concrete,and cinder block to construct or repair walls, partitions, utility manholes, walkways, stairs, and firebrick linings in furnaces and chimneys.
● Follow blueprints and specifications by measuring distance from reference paints and marking guidelines on working surfaces.
● Mix mortar & spread on working surfaces
● Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floors,walls and sidewalks to specified texture.
● Apply ceramic tiles to walls, floors and ceilings.
● Apply plaster to walls and ceilings.
● Repair broken or loose plaster and other masonry surfaces.
● Have the ability to erect scaffolding and ladders and work from them as needed.
● Observe and inspect the work in progress to insure job quality.
● Stand for prolonged periods of time,to climb, bend, and to do moderately heavy lifting.
● Explain and demonstrate their skills and competency for this position.

Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.

Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.

This position requires traveling within and between campuses. A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred, or candidate should otherwise demonstrate his/her capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of a NYS two-year Mason & Plasterer Traineeship or NYS two-year masonry training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent masonry two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in masonry under a skilled journey-level mason which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in masonry or training gained by completion of technical courses in masonry at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

*Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, to climb, bend, and to do moderately heavy lifting. Must be able to perform all other physical demands of the position as outlined in the Position Summary.

Salary Range $41,795
Work Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FTE 1.00
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Facilities Human Resources
Contact's Title
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-5277

Posting Dates

Posted 11/29/2017
Deadline for Applicants 12/13/2017
Date to be Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of directly related experience do you have?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10+
  2. * Do you possess a current driver's license valid for operation of passenger vehicles in New York State?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Which of the following programs have you completed?
    • NYS two-year Mason & Plasterer Traineeship.
    • NYS two-year masonry training program.
    • An equivalent masonry two-year training or apprenticeship program.
    • Did not complete a training program.
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  5. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certifications