People think of DOI as an agency of wide open spaces, but there are also many miles of walkways and more than 40,000 buildings on DOI land, including many historic houses, forts, and other structures. Masons support the DOI mission, brick by brick, as they apply their specialized skills to help build and maintain these important assets.
This position is represented at the following bureaus
The ideal candidate has manual dexterity and mathematical abilities as well as construction expertise and can communicate and collaborate with others. This person can accurately read and interpret blueprints, drawings and instructions, safely use tools, and apply historic preservation techniques.
Work involves physically strenuous lifting and carrying and is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. There may be exposure to dust, chemicals, heights, temperature extremes, and potential injury.
Career Level Requirements
Responsibilities by Level
- Assisting others in mixing soils, water, and amendments for mortars
- Removing damaged portions of walls in preparation for repairs
- Unloading cement, soil, stone, tools and equipment, and other building materials and supplies
- Recording location, time, materials, and labor involved in work processes
- Preparing test mixes and mortars
- Grouting and reinforcing walls to match original
- Preparing and applying preservative chemicals to stone and wood
- Repairing historic masonry on buildings, parapets, chimneys
- Cutting and shaping block, terra cotta, brick and stone
- Removing and rebuilding walls using complex brickwork
- Installing doors and windows
- Patching stucco to match existing historic surfaces
- Developing or adjusting deadlines, priorities and work plans
- Identifying and obtaining material, equipment, employees and permits required for work projects
- Observing and demonstrating proper work methods
- Answering questions and providing guidance to workers
- Ensuring safety rules are followed
- Monitoring performance and reporting work progress and problems
- Inspecting and approving completed work
Strengths by Level
AccountabilityHolds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
Attention to DetailIs thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
Decision MakingMakes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
Interpersonal SkillsTreats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
Physical Strength and AgilityAbility to bend, lift, climb, stand, and walk for long periods of time; ability to perform moderately heavy laboring work.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
StaminaExerts oneself physically over long periods of time without tiring (which may include performing repetitive tasks such as data entry or coding).Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
TeamworkEncourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
Technical CompetenceUses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.Show Tool TipMid 5-6Journey 7-8Senior 9-10
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