Supplemental Application Required


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is currently accepting employment applications for its BRICKLAYER position.


The application period will close Friday, March 15, 2013.


Employment applications may be completed online, mailed or delivered to the District's



Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

100 E. Erie Street, First Floor

Chicago, IL 60611

312 751 5174



This examination is open to all candidates, both internal and external, who meet the minimum requirements. 


In addition to the employment application, a supplemental application is required for this examination. Supplemental and employment application forms may be obtained from the Employment Service Office of the District by phoning(312)751-5100 or by visiting the District's Online Employment Center at Supplemental and employment application forms will be accepted only during the designated filing period for this examination. The opening and closing dates of the filing period are listed in this announcement. Supplemental and employment application forms must be filed by one of the following methods: 


I. Submitted online through the District's Online Employment Center. Supplemental and employment application forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the closing date in order to be considered II. Delivered to the Employment Service Office weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the filing period. Please note, District offices are closed on holidays. III. Sent by mail to the Employment Service Office, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, First Floor, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Supplemental and employment application forms sent by mail must bear a postmark no earlier than the opening date and no later than the closing date of the filing period. 


It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the supplemental and employment application forms are completed and submitted in a timely manner by one of the methods described above. Descriptions and dates of education, experience and any required license or certification should be very clear so that it is understood exactly how the applicant meets the minimum requirements. Prospective employees will be required to provide documentation of the required education, experience and licensure/certification upon employment. Falsification of a material statement in an application may constitute grounds for rejection of the application, exclusion from the examination, removal from the eligible list, or discharge of an employee from his or her position in the Classified Service. 


Minimum Requirement Deadline: The minimum requirements for this examination must be met by the qualification deadline listed in this announcement. 


Residency Requirement: There is no residency requirement to participate in the examination; however, all District employees must be domiciled within the boundaries of the District within six months of successful completion of probation. (The District is in Cook County, Illinois, covering approximately 90% of the county area.) 


Veterans' Preference: In Original Entrance examinations, five points for Veterans' Preference will be added, in accordance with the District statute, to the scores of those candidates who attain a passing score in all phases of the examination. Information regarding the periods of eligible service, the documentation needed to file a claim and Veterans' Preference claim forms can be obtained through the District's Online Employment Center at or requested at the test site. 


Probationary Period: The probationary period for this classification is one year (250 days worked). 


HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVESThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is committed to hiring and employment practices that base employee selection on a candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to perform effectively on the job; provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants; prohibit the entry of political reasons or factors and other improper considerations into any stage of the selection and hiring processes; and create a transparent, honest and fair hiring system. 



AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/DReasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with applicable laws. Requests for testing accommodations are to be made within one week after the close of the filing period. For information regarding accommodation for individuals with disabilities, phone (312) 751-5170 (voice) or (312) 751-5916 (TTY). 

Class TitleBricklayer Exam #13026 Opening Date3/8/2013 Closing Date3/15/2013 Qualification Deadline4/14/2013 Hourly Pay Rate40.68 DutiesUnder supervision, performs skilled manual work in connection with the construction, alteration and repair of structures and other items built with brick, concrete block, hollow tile, terra cotta or other building materials used in the trade and in laying sewer pipe and building or repairing sewer manholes and control structures, performing all bricklaying work within the jurisdictional limitations of the trade. Minimum RequirementsGraduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and completion of an approved apprenticeship training program in bricklaying, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 


ExaminationThe examinations will consist of a written test weighted 40% and a performance test weighted 60%. The minimum passing score on the written test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test to be eligible to compete in each subsequent test and to have their names placed on the eligible list. 


The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as the following: tools, materials, practices and techniques of the bricklaying trade including concrete work, boiler refractory, and tuckpointing; rigging; occupational hazards and safety precautions; blueprint reading; trade math; and following instructions. The performance test will assess candidate's skills in the bricklaying trade. Examination ProcessAll applicants will be advised in writing if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by April 12, 2013 should contact the Employment Service Office at (312) 751-5100. 


WRITTEN TEST: The written test will be administered on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St., Chicago, IL. Candidates should report at 9:00 a.m. with the approved admission letter and a driver's license or other form of photo identification. Candidates may bring a quiet, cordless calculator for use during the test. Calculators with a typewriter keypad (QWERTY format) and calculators with wireless capability are not permitted. In addition, no books, study guides, cell phones, PDAs, laptops or other aids will be allowed. 


PERFORMANCE TEST: The performance test is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2013 and any other dates that may be necessary to accommodate the number of candidates. Candidates who pass the written test will be informed by mail regarding the date, time and place of the performance test. AppointmentsAppointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. The eligible list has a duration of three years. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test, an evaluation of the candidate's ability to meet the specific physical demands of the job and a criminal history background investigation.