Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 10, 2024
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5617 - Plumber


Pay Range
Hiring Range: $23.92 - $28.71 Per Hour
Full Range: $23.92 - $33.49 Per Hour 

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.  

Performs journey-level maintenance, repair, diagnosis, troubleshooting, construction, fabrication, and preventive maintenance involving commercial-level plumbing systems, which includes Commercial Fire Protection Systems, FP piping modifications, new installations, main fire pump repairs, and replacements. 

This position requires on-call hours.



As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this classification may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Work assignments may vary depending on the department’s need and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.

  • Performs commercial-grade pipe fitting, fabrication and installation of ductile iron, copper (potable and DWV) steel, stainless, cast-iron, high-density polyethylene, and PEX;
  • Performs commercial drain/sewer system repairs and replacements including ABS, DWV, cast-iron and C900;
  • Conducts natural gas piping for low- and medium- pressure systems, black-steel threaded and press connections, HDPE fusion piping and CSST;
  • Installs/maintains lift stations, ejection and sump pits;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of UPC, IPC, NFPA 13 and NFPA 20 codes and guidelines; 
  • Repairs detention facility plumbing and performs new installations including penal ware and ligature-resistant plumbing fixtures;
  • Excavates large-scale underground piping system installations, modifications and repairs;
  • Maintains central plant process installations and repairs heating, condensing and chilled water systems including commercial and industrial size boilers;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of backflow prevention and cross-connection control measures.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) Completion of an industry-recognized apprenticeship program in the plumbing trade or craft AND one (1) year of journey-level experience in the plumbing trade or craft. 

(Relevant education may substitute for up to six months of the aforementioned experience.) 


(2) Three (3) years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Specialist in the plumbing trade or craft. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience. 


(3) Five (5) years of experience as a commercial journeyman Plumber.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Experience with/knowledge of UPC Codes and IPC Codes. 
  2. Experience with/knowledge of backflow prevention/cross-connection control. 
  3. Experience with/knowledge of commercial, industrial, and residential plumbing. 
  4. Knowledgeable with all phases from rough-in to finish. 
  5. Experience with/knowledge of threading machines, power tools, sewer machines, and hand tools.
  6. Ability to install connect, and test water, sewer, gas, air, and vacuum lines.
  7. Experience with/knowledge of excavation safety/confined space and fall protection.