7347 Plumber

Building & Grounds

Recruitment #TPV-7347-903937

Introduction

Appointment Type

Temporary Provisional (TPV). The temporary provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment.

 

Job Description:

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.

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.

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.

1. Completion of high school;

AND

2. COMPLETION of a recognized FIVE (5) year Apprenticeship in the craft;

AND

3. THREE (3) YEARS of experience as a journeyman plumber.

AND

4. 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.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Notes:
1. Plumber’s apprenticeship and journey level experience is equivalent to 8 years as it relates to the Plumbing Trades.

2. Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

3. One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

4, Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

5. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications MUST be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

RESUMES are NOT verification documents.

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.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

- Select the desired job announcement (TPV-7347-903937)
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
- Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfusd.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Plan

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

 

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance interview.

 

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.


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