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Class Code: 623E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Perform skilled installation, maintenance, and repair of all types of roofing.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class perform a variety of journey-level duties in skilled roofing and related work.

Typical Work

Check roof areas, roof drains and gutters to determine serviceability and repair needs; clean debris as required; locate and repair roof and related leaks;

Prepare sub-roofing by removing old surfaces and repairing base for new material;

Install flashings for vent pipes, ducts, fans, air-conditioners and other machines or structures installed on roofs;

Inspect application of new roofs by contractors;

Install or repair all types of roofing including asphalt, composition, corrugated metal, slate, tile, etc.;

Operate a variety of power and hand tools including power hoists;

Estimate materials and time required for completion of jobs and projects;

Maintain power and hand tools as required; may lead and instruct helpers as required;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a roofer


Full journey status as a roofer in a union;


Four years' applicable work experience.  Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. 

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5440); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.