• City of Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, Washington
  • May 23, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Utilities
  • Salary: $35.28 - $38.10 Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Are you looking for an end goal, long-termcareer opportunity that offers comprehensive benefits including: medical, dental, vision, (dependent children at no-cost!) an excellent retirement program,long term disability, group term life insurance, paid parental leave, maternity and paternity leave, deferred compensation options, a freeORCApassand much, much more?

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), Facilities Maintenance Division, is seekingfull-time plumbers towelcome intoour dynamic team!

Please Note: All candidates for this position must submit a current, FULL driving abstract to be considered.

Seattle Parks and Recreation provides the residence of Seattle of a welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities.

Our Facilities Maintenance Division maintains more than 25 miles of boulevards, manages many facilities, including; 26 community centers , 8 indoor swimming pools , 2 outdoor (summer) swimming pools , 4 environmental education centers , 2 small craft centers , 4 golf courses , an outdoor stadium, and much more.

This position willrun continuouslyonlyuntil filled so apply today! There are currently 2vacancies!!

Job Responsibilities

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair drainage & irrigation systems, sewage disposal systems and other waste lines
  • Performbackflowprevention testing
  • Clear plumbing stoppages, repair fittings & valves, line breaks and leaks
  • Inspect plumbing installations and conduct required tests to ensure jobs are completed
  • Read blueprints and review project plans to ensure compliance with applicable codes, specifications and standards
  • Cut and thread pipes
  • Dig trenches for irrigation systems
  • Perform soldering and brazing work for plumbing installation and maintenance repairs
  • Order necessary parts & supplies and maintain required records
  • Respond to emergency situations, make recommendations and perform required repairs
  • Maintain job status updates through online work order system


  • Requires a minimum of four years of experience working at the plumbing and pipe fitting trade under a qualified journey level supervisor AND completion of an accepted plumber apprenticeship program (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background).

  • Current Washington State Journeyman Plumber's license.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • A current, 5-year driving abstract from the Department of Licensing is required to be submitted to this application or faxed to 206-615-0302 by the closing date for consideration in this process.
  • City of Seattle Gas Piping License (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)

  • City of Seattle Fire Protection Certification License
  • Experience working with online work order systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Possess customer service and effective communication skills
  • Knowledge and ability to work with Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • BackflowTester license

  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend for extended periods and lift in excessive of 50 pounds
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors and in all inclement weather conditions
  • May be required to perform work over and in water; on ladders scaffolds and lifts
  • Some locations may be performed in confined spaces and in cramped locations
  • A pre-placement exam, including a respiratory exam is required for this position

Additional Information

  • Current shift schedules are 4/10 (4 days a week - 10 hour days)
  • Depending on work, may be required to work varying shifts
  • May be required to work on-call ( additional compensation is provided for this work)
All candidates for this position will be required to perform working tests and must submit a current, complete driving abstract to be considered .
The most successful candidates will be put into a qualified candidate pool of applicants that may be used for filling future Plumber vacancies for up to one year within the Parks and Recreation Department.

SPR's Core Competencies are:

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making, and promoting high quality standards.

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.

Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous