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Plumber, journey-level, Port of Oakland

closes 3/21/05

Open Recruitment
All qualified individuals may apply

Closing Date
Monday, March 21, 2005

Salary/Work Week
$5,877 - $7,093/mo., 36-hour work week

Civil Service Status
Classified (Job Code 10135)

The Position
The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of Plumber. Under general supervision, the plumber performs a variety of journey-level work which includes installing, servicing, maintaining and repairing plumbing, heating, irrigation, ventilation and sewer systems within prescribed craft standards. The incumbent must have thorough job knowledge and be able to solve most technical problems. Contacts are normally limited to other Port employees. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Installs, maintains and repairs a variety of plumbing fixtures and heating and ventilating equipment, such as valves, control devices, pumps, water heaters, gas burning appliance, toilets, water irrigation, sewer, air, steam and sprinkler lines; inspects and repairs heating and cooling systems and components.

Services irrigation sprinkler system components; uses proper chlorination procedures, clears stoppages; repairs breaks and leaks.

Installs and maintains underground sewer and water lines, sprinkler lines, and underground fire mains; operates small trenching machines.

Cuts and threads pipe; installs and repairs transite, iron, copper, lead, and plastic pipe; does incidental soldering and brazing work; tests completed work.

Reads blueprints; plans installations; prepares estimates for anticipated plumbing and heating installations.

Instructs employees in lower classifications when assigned as helpers.

Completes forms; makes routine written reports related to assignments.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements for Application
This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical combination would include the following:

Education: Graduation from high school and completion of an accredited apprenticeship program.

Experience: Four years of job experience may be substituted for the apprenticeship program.

Licenses: Incumbents in this job are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to assignments and hours worked, public transportation may not be an efficient method for traveling to required locations. Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License while employed or demonstrate the ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

Additional Requirements: This Airport specific classification requires each incumbent to complete and pass a Transportation Security Administration/Federal Aviation Administration (TSA/FAA) 10-year employment history verification, which will include fingerprinting and a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) prior to being considered for this position. [In addition, the incumbent in this position will be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182).] This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of water, gas, air conditioning and heating installation, maintenance and repair methods, tools, and materials; building codes related to plumbing and air conditioning apparatus.

Ability to install and maintain plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems and locate, analyze and repair deficiencies as necessary; read, interpret and work with blueprints; prepare rough sketches of work and make estimates of materials and labor.

The Selection Process
Stage 1: Application Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - All properly completed application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets the minimum qualification requirements. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage. Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Assessment Examination (Pass/Fail) - The second stage of the selection process will consist of a combination of a written examination and job-related situational project exercises designed to assess technical knowledge.

Stage III: The third stage of the selection process will consist of an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other knowledge, skills and abilities.

The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

Immigration and Reform Control Act: : In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA): In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process should so indicate in questions 4 and 5 at the bottom of the Voluntary Questionnaire on the application form or notify us within five days after the final filing date for the examination (3/21/05). Otherwise, it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the examination process. For further information regarding ADA test accommodations, please call (510) 627-1516 or TDD (510) 763-5703. For further information concerning ADA in general, please call (510) 627-1417, TDD (510) 763-5703.

How to Apply
You may call our Job Hotline at (510) 627-1142.

Date of Examination
To be announced.

Cherrie Rideout, (510) 627-1293
Opens: March 4, 2005
Closes: March 21, 2005

The Port of Oakland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

Posted by Tradeswomen at March 11, 2005 02:04 PM