Duval County Public Schools

Plumber (1470)

Job Posting

Job Details

Posting ID1470

Job Summary


Performs skilled work at the Journeyman level in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures and equipment.  Determines materials and methods used with work reviewed for conformance to codes and procedures.  Assignments are received in the form of oral instructions or written job orders and may be accompanied by sketches, blueprints, and diagrams.  This entrance level class lies below that of Plumber Foreperson.  


Essential Functions

Percent of Job

1.    Repairs plumbing fixtures and equipment, i.e., lays out and makes sketches for new plumbing; makes installations of new equipment; tests joints and pipe systems for leaks.


2.    Installs sanitary and ordinary plumbing fixtures.


3.    Repairs air, water and waste-disposal systems.


4.    Cuts opening in walls for pipes.


5.    Opens clogged drains.


6.    Replaces washers on leaky faucets; and related plumbing duties.


7.    Checks safety devices, repairs and replaces when needed.


8.    Flushes and cleans boilers, storage and return tanks, hot water heaters, and similar apparatus. 


9.    Makes estimates of time and materials.  Completes work orders.


10. Operates a pick-up truck or 3/4 ton truck in the performance of duties. 


11. Performs other duties as assigned.



Open Requirements:   Ability to read and write English.  Must possess a current valid Certificate of Competency as a Journeyman or Master Plumber issued by the City of Jacksonville, OR, State Certification as a Certified Plumbing Contractor, and must maintain same during employment in this class.


Promotional Requirements:   NA


Licensing/Certification/Registration:  A valid Florida driver's license is required prior to appointment and must be maintained during employment in this class. 


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the plumbing trade
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and codes governing plumbing installation and irrigation system maintenance in the county
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work
  • Strong skills in the care and use of materials and tools used in such work
  • Basic oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic word processing and database software skills
  • Basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages
  • Ability to read and comprehend schematics, blueprints and technical manuals
  • Ability to make accurate estimates of time and materials
  • Ability to read, understand and apply job-related information and materials such as union contract provisions; applicable laws, rules, regulations, and ordinance codes; policies and procedures; and manufacturer’s and equipment manuals
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions Legend:

0% = No Requirement (N)

1-20% = Some Requirement 1-2 hours per day (S)

21-50% = Moderate Requirement 2.5 – 4 hours per day (M)

51-79% = Great Requirement 4.5-6 hours per day (G)

80-100% = Constant Requirement 6.5 hours or more per day (C)


Physical Requirements/Movement:

Lift moderate (21 to 50 lbs.) items or awkward weights (S)

See (C)

Hear (C)

Talk (C)

Sit (S)

Walk (G)

Stand (M)

Grasp (S)

Fine hand & finger movements (S )

Repetitive arm and hand motion (S )

Color perception necessary (S )

Push/pull movements (M )


Bend/stoop (S)

Reach above/below the waist (S)

Twist (S)

Crawl (S)

Kneel (S)

Crouch (S)

Squat (S)

Climb/high places/ladders/scaffolding (S)

Operate equipment (S)

Operate motor vehicle (M) - includes vehicles with a gross weight of 8,000 pounds or more



Work Conditions:

Office environment (M)

Field environment (M)

Workshop environment (S)

School environment (G)

Significant changes in temperature/humidity (S)

Hot (S)

Cold (S)

Dusty (S)

Exposure to outdoor elements (S)

Noisy conditions (S)

Hazardous substances (S) - PVC glue and solvents

Chemical exposure (S) - solvents, PVC glue, waste treatment

Bleach, soaps, water (S) - clean and sanitize work area



Gloves necessary (S) - working in waste areas

Solvents (S) - PVC solvent and glue

Grease or oils (S) - lubricate equipment such as tools and chains

Fumes/Gases (S) - solvent, glue, waste and sewage gases

Moving/Mechanical hazards (S) -cutting tools

Confined spaces (S) - under buildings and tight access to piping

Electrical energy (S) - electrical power tools and pumps

Use of electrical/power tools (S) - drills, saws and sewage machine

Use of a respirator (S) - foul odors and waste gases


Note:  The essential functions, physical demands, and working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$19.65 - $31.00 / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/03/2019
End Date10/17/2019