Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 04/05/22
Applications Due: 10/05/22
Vacancy ID: 102256

Position Information

AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC220048 - Trades Specialist (Mason Plasterer) - VPSL Campus Living

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44354 to $44354 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Erie

Street Address XXX

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
One or more of the following:
• Four years of full-time experience in masonry under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or
• An equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in masonry at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services; or
• Successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Mason & Plasterer) traineeship or a two-year masonry training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program.

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.

Preferred Qualifications:
A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred.

Duties Description Position Summary:
Campus Living invites applications for the Trades Specialist – Mason/Plasterer position. In this role, you will complete a variety of journey-level work.

Your duties include:
• Hang wallboard, apply ceramic tiles and architectural masonry finishes to walls, floors and ceilings
• Apply coats of masonry materials (gypsum, epoxy, portland, grout, elastic sealant caulk) to repair interior and exterior damaged walls, floors and ceilings.
• Install metal door frames and access doors
• Read, interpret and work from plans, drawings and specifications
• Repair leaks in interior and exterior building masonry systems and inspect completed jobs.
• Plan, layout and complete masonry and plastering work using block, brick, stone, plaster and concrete
• Supervise/instruct designated staff performing construction and repair tasks
• Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete

Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.

About Student Life
As a member of Student Life, you will join service professionals, all driven by one shared set of values designed to help ensure students’ well-being, create a safe and supportive environment and promote student success. In Student Life, growth is a shared passion. We aim for excellence, thinking big and going bold. We pursue our goals tenaciously while stewarding the student experience. We build communities and advance diversity in all forms. We encourage discovery and celebrate success.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Departmental Operating Needs:
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures is essential as well as a demonstrated commitment to following those procedures
• Knowledge of applicable NYS building, ADA and fire codes and regulations is important
• The ability to follow written and oral instructions
• This position requires traveling within the campus, between the campuses, and off campus, therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet this requirement.
• The incumbent must be able to communicate well with others and possess and demonstrate positive customer service skills.
• Since the activities of other employees depend on the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
• Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must hold the discipline, motivation, and knowledge to successfully complete tasks independently with little to no supervision
• Professionalism is important as the incumbent may serve as a supervisor to designated staff; the incumbent will also encounter students, staff and visitors throughout the workday; representing Campus Living in a positive manner is essential.
• The incumbent must be able to demonstrate skills at a high level that are appropriate for the trade/position

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Debra Frantz

Telephone 7166453070


Email Address


Street XXX

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214