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Mason's Helpers Jobs With City Start at $40/Hr

Apply Until Aug. 25; Experience Needed; Residency, Driver's License Required

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The city is accepting applications for Mason’s Helpers through Aug. 25. The hourly salary is $40.29 for a 35-hour workweek. The application fee is $80.

The Job

Mason’s Helpers, under direct supervision, assist bricklayers and cement masons in the preparation and finishing of cement, concrete, brick, tile and other masonry work to grade and contour.

They serve mortar, stone, tile, refractory concrete and other materials to bricklayers or cement masons; layout tools and equipment for starting jobs; clean working areas, machines, tools, scaffolds and other related equipment; mix cement, concrete and mortar; operate power-driven machines and tools; and operate a motor vehicle to transport tools, materials and personnel to construction sites.

All Mason's Helpers perform related work. Some of the physical activities performed by Mason's Helpers and environmental conditions experienced are: working in extreme-temperature conditions; working in wet ground areas; carrying heavy tools and refractory materials; and working in the vicinity of biohazards.


1) Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as a Mason’s Helper, or 2), at least one-and-one-half years of experience as described in “1" plus sufficient training of a relevant nature acquired in a trade school, technical school or vocational high school. 

Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade school, technical school or vocational high school.

The experience requirement must be met by Aug. 25. The education requirement must be met by Jan. 31, 2021. 

Appointees must have a valid driver’s license that must be maintained for the duration of their employment. They may need to be city residents within 90 days of appointment. 

They also must be able to understand and be understood in English. 

The Test

Test scores will be determined by an education-and-experience exam. Applicants will receive a score of 70 points for meeting the requirements listed above. After those are met, they will receive additional credits of up to a maximum of 100 points on the following basis: Those who have satisfactory full-time experience as a Mason's Helper for at least 1 year but less than 2 years, 10 points; at least two years but less than three years, 20 points. Three or more years, 30 points. 

Those who pass the exam will have their names placed in final-score order on the eligible list. The list determines the order by which candidates will be considered for appointment. Lists typically remain active for four years.

Complete information on the position and on how to apply is available at

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