- About the Position
The city of Las Vegas is accepting applications for Concrete Mason. This position installs, repairs and replaces all types of masonry structures, including those constructed of concrete, brick, block and stone; performs technical tasks related to assigned area of responsibility.
For each employer, applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualifications and essential functions found in the job posting.
A civil service examination will be conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rules of the city of Las Vegas. The civil service examination for this recruitment will be a multiple-choice written examination, weighted 100% for eligible list placement.
Written Exam Date: August 6, 2018
Eligible List Placement
You must score 70% or higher on the written examination to be placed on the eligible list.
Final candidate selection will include list placement and may include hiring interview (if applicable). Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, complete background check, and may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job." Some positions may require preliminary background checks.
Written Exam Study Material
The following Standard Specifications & Drawings will be provided as reference material during the written exam. These documents are recommended as study material and can be located at the links provided.
1. Uniform Standard Specifications
Section 501 - Portland Concrete (pages 1-15)
2. Uniform Standard Drawings
(206.S1) - Local Residential Urban Area Street Sections (Clark County, Cities of Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas)
(216) - "L" Type Curb and Gutter
(217.S1) - 30 inch Roll Curb Residential Area (Clark County, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas)
(220) - Tack on Island Curb
(223) - Residential Driveway
(228) - Cross Gutter
(233) - Concrete Pavement Joint Details
(234) - Sidewalk
(235) - Sidewalk Ramp (4 Sheets)
(236) - Sidewalk Drain
(408) - Concrete Collar Around Manholes
(601) - Barricades & Flagger Traffic Control Sign Standard Designs (2 Sheets)
(617) - Multilane, Divided or Undivided, Rural or Suburban, Day Operations where activities will Encroach on Lane Abutting Shoulder or on the Shoulder within 2 feet outside the pavement edge
(618) - Multilane, Divided or Undivided, Rural or Suburban, Day and Night Operations where activities will Encroach on Lane Abutting Shoulder or on the Shoulder within 2 feet outside the pavement edge
(619) - Multilane, Undivided, Rural or Suburban, Day/Night Operations with a work area in the left lane, allowing work access from adjacent lane
- EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives general supervision from higher level supervisory and management staff.
May act as a lead worker, exercising functional or technical supervision, including scheduling and assigning tasks, providing guidance, ensuring work is completed according to proper procedure, monitoring work progress, and reviewing results.
- Construct, repair, remove and replace concrete, brick, cinder block and stone structures such as curbs, gutters, sidewalks, walls, retaining walls, floors, driveways, slabs and steps.
- Coordinates work and equipment usage with other departments and staff to remove plaster and concrete work, prepare surfaces, excavate and subgrade for new or replacement installation.
- Excavates site for assigned project; compacts soil and apply suitable grading materials; builds and sets forms for walks and driveways; mixes and pours concrete; mixes and applies various types of mortar; smoothes and finishes concrete surfaces.
- Constructs and repairs brick structures, including bedding, fitting and leveling.
- Erects scaffolding to facilitate installation of tall structures.
- Installs playground safety mats.
- Operates manlift, compressor, jackhammer, air saw and other types of power equipment used in concrete work.
- Prepares for new projects; reviews and interprets blueprints; notifies applicable agencies of digging, and estimates type and quantity of materials and equipment required to complete project and order materials, if needed.
- Performs general repairs and maintenance on various park facilities and equipment, such as playgrounds, buildings, and fences.
- May train as well as oversee the work of others who assist in completing a project.
- Maintains records of work activities and materials used.
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Two years of increasingly responsible masonry experience.
Equivalent to graduation from high school. Additional specialized training in masonry or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of valid, appropriate driver's license on the date of application, and maintenance thereafter.
Within 15 days of initial hire, provide documentation of completion within the last five years of an OSHA-10 course in construction industry safety and health hazard recognition and prevention, developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. Completion card must be continuously maintained while employed in this classification.
- KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Concrete materials, tools, equipment and standard practices of the mason's trade.
Brick, block, stone and other materials related to concrete work.
Accepted industry standards applicable to masonry work.
ADA standards as they relate to the work.
OSHA standards as well as other standard safety practices and equipment.
Concrete mix design principles and application.
Various materials used in brick and block work as well as "best applications."
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
Applying safe work methods and recognize and report safety hazards.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Planning and organizing work.
Working without direct supervision.
Reading and interpreting blueprints, specifications and plans.
Overseeing and training others in performing tasks in support of the Concrete Mason.
Core Workforce Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful and positive.
Effective Communication – Expresses verbal and written thought in a clear and understandable manner.
Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern and satisfies external and/or internal customers based on the CLV core purpose and values.
Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands.
Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions and outcomes.
Productive Partnerships – Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others.
Technical and Safety Expertise – Possesses a depth of knowledge, skill and ability in a technical (job) area.