Bricklayer Positions In City Agencies At $50.54 Per Hour

Experience Required; Jan. 28 Deadline; Fee is $101 For March Test

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The city is accepting applications for Bricklayers through Jan. 28, with a qualifying examination scheduled for March 27. The salary is $50.54 per hour and the application fee is $101.

The Job

Bricklayers lay brick and masonry to line and grade in or on a given structure or form of work. They lay brick or masonry units in the particular bond specified for walls and partitions; work with refractory and insulating units for boiler settings and combustion chambers; do fireproofing, block arching, terra cotta cutting and setting.

They also construct masonry sewers and manholes; estimate materials required for small jobs; keep job and other records; read and follow plans and specifications; supervise assigned personnel; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Bricklayers and environmental conditions experienced are: crouching, working in confined spaces, using hand tools, carrying tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs., and working outdoors.


Applicants must have either five years of full-time satisfactory experience as a Bricklayer, or at least three years of full-time experience as a Bricklayer and sufficient apprentice experience or training in the bricklaying field acquired in an approved trade, technical or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of the remaining required experience.

Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of the above experience or training.

The education requirement must be met by Jan. 31. The experience requirement must be met by Jan. 28.

During the Education and Experience Exam, applicants may answer questions about their experience. If the experience was on a part-time basis working less than 35 hours per week, applicants will need to convert their part-time experience to full-time experience using a formula. Once the full-time experience equivalent is determined, that amount will be used to answer questions about experience.

Applicants may be given the test before their qualifications are verified.

Appointees might need to be city residents within 90 days of hire. Since residency requirements vary by title, appointing agency and length of service, applicants should consult the appointing agency's personnel office at the time of the appointment interview to find out if residency is required.

The Exam

Applicants will be given a qualifying multiple-choice test. Tasks areas to be tested include measurements & calculations, preparation/cleanup, construction, making determinations on masonry-related information and administrative duties.

The test may also include questions on knowledge of safety procedures, tools and materials and standards of ethical conduct.

It will also include questions requiring the use of certain abilities, including in the areas of achievement/effort, analytical thinking, attention to detail, coaching and mentoring, deductive and inductive reasoning, information ordering, number facility, problem sensitivity, spatial orientation, written comprehension and other areas.

Applicants will receive 70 points for meeting the requirements specified in the education and experience requirements section. After the requirements are met, they will receive additional credit up to a maximum of 100 points on other experience criteria.

Those are detailed in the job announcement, as is complete information on the position and its requirements at

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