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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is skilled work involving responsibility for efficient and skilled performance of a variety of masonry tasks and odd jobs requiring thorough knowledge of the trade. General instructions are received regarding tasks to be performed, permitting considerable leeway in planning the details of each assignment. Supervision is exercised over the work of laborers and helpers. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Builds and repairs concrete bridges and retaining walls, and headwalls of concrete and rubble stone;
  • Builds and repairs catch basins, manholes, guide posts and monuments;
  • Assists in general highway construction and maintenance tasks;
  • May operate a motor vehicle with snow plow, sander and related attachments in the removal of snow and ice;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Thorough knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough sketches and oral instructions; ability to operate cement mixing equipment; ability to lay out work for self and others.


Five (5) years of experience in building with stone, brick, and/or concrete.


Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.


12/81; 9/97; 1/09; 2/23

Non-Competitive Class

[County Highway Dept]

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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