Occ. Code 7010700





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            A Supervising Mason and Plasterer supervises masons and plasterers and others in the construction and repair of buildings and structures involving the use of a variety of masonry materials, including brick, stone, plaster and concrete.


            Supervising Mason and Plasterer positions are located in the State University and Office of Parks and Recreation.




            A Supervising Mason and Plasterer is a working supervisor of a crew of ten or more subordinates including a minimum of two journey-level positions, and semiskilled and relatively unskilled positions in the masonry and plastering trades, and occasionally other related trades such as carpentry.  Incumbents assign staff to a project, plan and lay out work, provide assistance and instruction, and inspects work.


            Employees engaged in supervising other building and maintenance trades positions performing specialized activities are classified under a variety of titles such as Supervising Electrician, Supervising Carpenter, and Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter.


            In State facilities in which the volume of work in any single trade is insufficient to warrant a specialized trade supervisory position, a Maintenance Supervisor 1 may be classified on basis of supervision of a minimum of ten positions in various trades in the skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled level.




            A Supervising Mason and Plasterer performs the activities and tasks listed in the classification standard for Mason and Plasterer, Occ. Code 7010000.


            In addition, a Supervising Mason and Plasterer supervises and plans the work for a subordinate maintenance crew of skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled employees.












            Supervising Mason and Plasterer activities are characterized by frequent oral instructions in assigning work and giving instructions, and supervising a subordinate crew.  Oral communications are also conducted with foremen in other trades working on a project.  Written progress reports following a standard format are prepared periodically for the supervisor on the projects under way.


            On occasion a Supervising Mason and Plasterer may be expected to orally communicate with administrators and others to explain the project in terms of what has to be done and when it will be completed.




            Supervising Mason and Plasterers are generally supervised by higher-level trade positions such as a Maintenance Supervisor 3 or 4 who assign projects and provide blueprints, plans and oral instructions.


            Although the projects under the supervision of a Supervising Mason and Plasterer are inspected periodically by the supervisor, incumbents work with considerable independence as is characteristic of the trade.


            Supervising Mason and Plasterers supervise a staff by assigning work, giving instructions and assistance, and observing and inspecting the project to insure the plans have been followed and schedules met.




            Supervising Mason and Plasterers use the tools of the masonry and plastering trades, including hand tools such as hammers, floats, trowels, plumb bobs; standard measuring instruments such as levels, tape measures, rules and squares; and power tools such as saws for cutting and fitting masonry materials, and concrete/mortar mixers.




·      Working knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in masonry and plastering work.


·      Working knowledge of the physical properties of masonry materials, mortar and plaster.


·      Working knowledge of the arithmetic of the masonry trade.


·      Working knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.


·      Basic knowledge of building and safety codes applicable to masonry work.


·      Ability to plan, lay out and complete masonry and plastering work.


·      Ability to read, interpret and work from plans, drawings and specifications.


·      Ability to use the tools, machines, equipment and materials of the masonry and plastering trades.


·      Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, to climb, bend and do moderately heavy lifting.


·      Ability to work from scaffolds and ladders.


·      Ability to estimate labor, material requirements and costs of masonry work.


·      Ability to supervise and train others.




            One year of experience as a skilled journey level mason subsequent to the completion of an apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.





Reviewed:  3/03







NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.