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University of California, Los Angeles
February 2009


Class Specifications - G.25
Supervising Roofer - 8089
Lead Roofer - 8220
Roofer - 8189


Roofers perform skilled journey level work inspecting, maintaining, repairing, designing, modifying and/or altering roofing materials. Identifies source of roof leaks and damage and makes temporary and permanent repairs; conducts water tests to verify integrity of completed repairs. This classification is distinguished from other classifications, which may perform limited elements of roofing, by the scope of work and level of skill required. Positions at this level may direct the work of less skilled helpers on projects and train apprentices; and may work independently or in conjunction with other crafts. Roofers prepare estimates, plan and manage their own projects within allotted budgets; ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes; may be required to use computers or microprocessor based tools/equipment; may respond to daily service calls or off hour emergencies; may occasionally be assigned to other duties for training purposes or to meet technological changes or emergencies; may drive a truck or other light vehicle in the course of these duties.

  • Installs, maintains and repairs all types of roofing materials and protective coatings, such as but not limited to wood, shingles, slate, aluminum, metal, tile, single ply membranes (PVC, EPDM, modified bitumen, polyethylene), asphalt, energy efficiency coatings, and related materials;
  • May install insulation, spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures;
  • Performs carpentry necessary for roofing projects including installation and repair of rafters,  sheathing, and fascia, construction of platforms and roof jacks, and roof penetrations;
  • Installs, waterproofs, repairs and maintains sheet metal/lead flashings, drain rings, gutters, down spouts, and all related components;
  • Locates and repairs leaking roofs during and after rains;
  • Adheres to maintenance schedules and performs ongoing roof inspections on all types of roofs and writes detailed reports regarding future repairs;
  • Directs the work of unskilled and semi-skilled helpers assisting in take offs and installations, assuring that proper safety practices are followed;
  • Operates high lift boom truck, platform lift and/or plans and erects scaffolding and ladders in a safe manner as required by job site conditions;
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools including conveyor loaders, pneumatic and electric hand tools;
  • Coordinates work with customers, project managers, other crafts, and inspectors; inspects job sites and reviews detailed plans, drawings and oral directions to plan work;
  • May assist in the preparation of detailed estimates including labor and materials, and prepares lists of materials;
  • Assists other crafts as needed;
  • Maintains tools and equipment;
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and paperwork regarding work performed.


Supervising Roofer

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of Lead Roofers and Roofers. Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants, insure that new and existing staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records including written and oral reports; prepare estimates of man-hours, costs and materials required.

Lead Roofer

Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders for roofing crews and helpers assigned to a specific job.  Incumbents typically transmit and explain work orders; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to assigned work due to material delays or other problems; communicate work order revisions, material delays or other problems to Supervisor and await further instruction; maintain time and materiel records; and, perform the full range of job duties as outlined in the series concept. Additionally, incumbents may have limited responsibilities for making or modifying daily work assignments and for evaluating personnel.


Under supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties as outlined in the series concept.


Applicants for positions in the Roofer series are expected to possess a certificate of completion from a recognized apprenticeship program, accredited trade school or the equivalent amount of training and experience comparable to journey level crafts status as a Roofer. A journey level Roofer must have working knowledge of OSHPD and Joint Commission regulations and UBC, OSHA and ADA requirements as it relates to the function.

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