City and County of San Francisco

Plumber (#7347)

$46.59-$56.65 Hourly / $8,075.00-$9,819.00 Monthly / $96,902.00-$117,832.00 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs skilled plumbing work in the alteration, repair and maintenance of water, sewer and other plumbing systems; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: following established plumbing methods and procedures. Nature of work involves: considerable physical effort and intermittent exposure to working conditions which may produce minor cuts, bruises, and abrasions; somewhat unpleasant physical and working surroundings, such as lack of adequate ventilation, cramped quarters and toxic conditions.

Distinguishing Features

The 7347 Plumber is the journey level classification of the Plumber series. It is distinguished from the 7213 Plumber Supervisor I in that the latter supervises subordinate plumbing staff, whereas the Plumber does not.

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Performs plumbing duties in connection with a wide variety of building alterations, maintenance and repair projects and other appurtenant and miscellaneous structures; installs, alters, replaces and repairs plumbing, such as water, sewage and drainage systems.

2. Cuts, bends, assembles and installs various pipes, fittings and fixtures for water, sanitary, drainage, heating, gas and other plumbing systems which involve the performance of hand, bench and maintenance plumbing tasks,

3. Installs, alters, repairs or replaces all plumbing fixtures.

4. Threads, reams, assembles, caulks, solders and welds various pipes and component parts.

5. Installs, alters and repairs valves, fittings and other plumbing parts and equipment, including such items as hot water boilers, sterilizers, steam tables, sinks, thermal control apparatus, sprinkler heads, hydrants and service pipes.

6. Repairs and installs new water and drainage lines and waste and sewage pipes.

7. Checks plumbing fixtures for leaks and other defects; opens and cleans clogged drains, pipes and traps.

8. Advises on selection, ordering and storing of plumbing supplies and equipment.

9. Maintains simple working records and reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: the practices, methods, tools and materials of the plumbing trade; applicable sanitary and safety codes and ordinances; occupational, hazards and the techniques of safety precautions.

Ability and Skill to: interpret and work from blueprints, sketches and drawings; plan and lay out details of work; work well with others; estimate materials and labor costs for plumbing jobs; use of the tools, materials and equipment of the plumbing trade; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: Completion of high school AND completion of a recognized five (5) -year Apprenticeship in the craft.  

Experience: Three (3) years of experience as a journeyman plumber.

License and Certification: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Substitution: Additional qualifying journey level experience may be substituted for the required plumbing apprenticeship on a year-for-year basis.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CLASS: 7347; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 11/4/2016;