Plumber - Facilities Services (Maintenance Housing) (507068)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Housing

Job Description


Working Title


Positions Available

1 Position Available

SF State University

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San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Facilities Services - Maintenance Housing

Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedules

Tuesday to Saturday; from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Anticipated Hiring Range

$5,742.00 per month ($68,904.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Maintenance Services, the Plumber is responsible for a full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodeling and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler, and refrigeration- related plumbing systems, including automated plumbing systems.

Position Information

Perform on-going plumbing maintenance and repair work

  • Respond to service requests
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Perform a wide range of deferred maintenance work, special projects, renovation and upgrades.

Plumbing documentation and record keeping, including rough sketches and preparing standard reports

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Under general supervision, incumbents in this classification perform the full range of skilled journey-level plumbing work as outlined in the series overview. Incumbents in this classification also may provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.


Knowledge : Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade; a base knowledge of the operation of building automation systems; and a thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the California State Plumbing codes.

Abilities : Must be able to perform skilled plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems; perform applicable welding work; obtain necessary backflow prevention licenses; make rough sketches of plumbing installations; read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; prepare standard reports; read and write at the level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. Incumbents may be required to possess a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment they are required to maintain and operate.

Experience : These abilities normally would be acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumber's apprenticeship program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in multi-family apartment communities with diverse populations
Machines, Equipment. Tools and Work Aids Skills:
Various motorized vehicles, including trucks, dump trucks and forklifts; scaffolds, ladders, compressors and pneumatic tools; variety of power, hand and machine tools and test instruments; blueprints and technical reference materials required to determine size, computer and office skills, precision tools and measuring instruments.


Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check. Successful candidate must have a valid state driver's license. Position may require the use of state vehicle to interact with employees in satellite locations (Downtown Campus, Romberg-Tiburon Campus).

Ability to obtain necessary backflow prevention licenses.

Fingerprinting is required for this position in compliance with Practice Directive 201.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


Considerable physical effort and intermittent exposure to inclement weather/working conditions; must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds; exposure to work environments that include: lack of adequate ventilation, cramped quarters, and toxic conditions; superior hand/eye coordination for manipulating tools and plumbing appurtenances; utilizes powerful hand, power, and machine tools.

May be required to work on weekends, some evenings, overtime, call backs and/or holidays. Position requires the ability to carry a department provided mobile phone and answer calls during the work schedule and wear a department provided uniform. Work schedule may change depending upon the needs of the department.

Wears distinctive clothing, safety shoes, and personal protective equipment appropriate to the job at hand, provided by the University at all times when in pay status.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map