Plumber II

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 14, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Utilities

Job Description

Posting Title Plumber II
Job Requisition Number COA080091
Position Number 102487
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Grounds and Maintenance
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) 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 four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • State of Texas Master's Plumbing License.
  • Texas Class C Operator's License or ability to obtain one within 90 calendar days of hire.


Physical Requirements:
  • Moderate. Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.


Notes to Applicants
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 primary duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plans and leads plumbing projects.
  • Performs complex plumbing installations and repairs.
  • Installs repairs, replaces, and maintains plumbing systems using various types of pipes and fittings.
  • Records data and maintains reports.
  • Operates various power tools.
  • Pulls permits and coordinates inspections.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to others.


Competencies:
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in planning & organizing.
  • Able to analyze causes of plumbing & heating problems.
  • Ability to estimate time, materials, and project costs.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Able to read and speak English.


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.

Pay Range
$19.50 - $24.81 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
    06/16/2019
    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:
    • Five (5) years employment experience installing/repairing waste water systems.
    • Current/Valid Back-Flow Certification.


    Licenses and Certifications:
    • State of Texas Master's Plumbing License.
    • Texas Class C Operator's License or ability to obtain one within 90 calendar days of hire.


    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.
  • Plans and leads plumbing projects.
  • Performs complex plumbing installations and repairs.
  • Installs repairs, replaces, and maintains pipes and fittings.
  • Records data and maintains reports.
  • Operates various power tools.
  • Pulls permits and coordinate inspections.
    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
    • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.


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 heating system installation, maintenance and repair methods, tools, and materials.
  • Knowledge of construction procedures sufficient to plan and execute plumbing projects.
  • Knowledge of water and waste water pumps and lift stations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning an 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 projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.


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.

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 four (4) 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 four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have a State of Texas Master's Plumbing License?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have a current, valid Texas Class C Drivers License or ability to obtain one within 90 calendar days of hire?
  • 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 Resume Optional Documents Cover Letter