Plumber I

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Sep 13, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Utilities

Job Description

Posting Title Plumber I
Job Requisition Number COA080830
Position Number 117110
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Grounds and Maintenance
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of experience in the installation and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems including gas, water, and steam systems.

Experience may substitute for Education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must obtain the State of Texas Journeyman's Plumbing License within six (6) months of hire.

Notes to Applicants
Working with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Operation and Maintenance Division is dedicated in providing timely customer service, accurate information to our employees, and assisting employees and managers to collaborate to make PARD one of the best places to work in the City of Austin.

The purpose of the Plumber I position is to make repairs to plumbing systems in PARD buildings and park land, assist with irrigation issues and aquatics plumbing issues, perform new plumbing installations, and make recommendations for improvements and compliance.

Application Instructions:
  • Detailed, complete Employment Record is required to help better evaluate the applicant's qualifications - minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting.
  • Detailed, complete Employment Record (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 years or more.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application - Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted.
  • Employment Record dates must include month and year.
  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.


90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
  • This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.


Posting Guidelines:
  • PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs.


Physical Requirements:
  • Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to one hundred (100) pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.


Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:
  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.


Work/Location Schedule Notes:
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.


Drivers License and Certifications:
  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.


Multiple Work Sites:
  • This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day.


All PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range
$18.17 - $22.71 per hour

Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Work/Location Schedule Notes:
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Ability to be on-call 24 hours.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

    Job Close Date
    10/21/2019
    Type of Posting External
    Department Parks & Recreation
    Regular/Temporary Regular
    Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
    Category Technical
    Location Central Maintenance Complex: 2525 S Lakeshore Blvd
    Preferred Qualifications
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Three (3) years employment experience interpreting and reading Blueprints and Specifications.
    • Three (3) years employment experience installing and repairing waste water systems.
    • Three (3) years employment experience repairing, installing, and sizing new water line systems.
    • Three (3) years employment experience working with a sewer machines to unclog drains.
    • One (1) year basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Word and Excel.



    Preferred Licenses:
    • Current State of Texas Journeyman's Plumbing License.
    • Current valid Texas Class C Drivers License or the ability to obtain by hire date.


    Other:
    • Must obtain the State of Texas Journeyman's Plumbing License within six (6) months of hire.
    • Must have the ability to travel to multiple work sites throughout the workday.
    • Must be available for on-call rotation for after hours and weekend emergencies.


    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
    1. Performs complex plumbing installations and repairs to fixtures such as commodes, sinks, urinals, bathtubs, sprinklers, piping systems, etc. i.e., fit, cut, bend etc pipe, install valves and faucets, sets fixtures and replaces washers.
    2. Unclogs drain and sewer lines using snake tools or sewer machines.
    3. Operates soldering tools, power tools, hand tools, trenching machine and backhoe.
    4. Measures, cuts and bends pipe using rulers and hand tools.
    5. Records data on appropriate form and logs.
    6. Operates various power tools. .
    7. Repairs, replaces, and installs pipes and fittings on sprinkler systems, drain lines, hot and cold water systems,
    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
    May perform some leadership responsibilities.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    Knowledge of water and heating system installation, maintenance and repair methods, tools, and materials.
    Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
    Skill in oral and written communication.
    Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    Skill in planning and organizing.
    Ability to trace and analyze causes of plumbing and heating problems.
    Ability to read and understand blueprints.
    Ability to estimate time, materials, and costs of plumbing repairs.
    Ability to be on-call 24 hours/day.

    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
    EEO/ADA
    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of experience in the installation and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems including gas, water, and steam systems. Experience may substitute for Education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * In reviewing the Preferred Qualifications of this position, please tell us how you meet each of the Preferred Qualifications and Preferred Licensure(s).
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * Do you have a State of Texas Journeyman's Plumbing License, or the ability to obtain/qualify for a license within six (6) months of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have a current valid Texas Class C Drivers License or the ability to obtain by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple work sites throughout the work day?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

    Optional & Required Documents
    Required Documents
  • ResumeOptional Documents