• Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $65,166.40 - $78,790.40 Annually USD

Job Description


This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis and will close at 11:59p.m. (PST) on the day the Department needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 3.04% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 0.46% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.


This recruitment is being conducted to establish an Open Eligible List to fill current and future Plumber vacancies; immediate vacancies are within OC Sheriff's Department. The list established by this recruitment may also be used to fill vacancies at other agencies within the County of Orange.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department is looking for an experienced Plumber to perform journey-level work installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing systems throughout our County facilities. Plumbers may be assigned to work in any of the following locations: Jail Facilities, Forensic and Coroner's facilities, remote communication sites and business offices within Orange County. Special Requirements: Candidates must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner. Candidates must NOT have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation.

  • Works with sewer equipment such as jetters and drain cleaners
  • Installs water, gas, steam, sewer lines, fixtures, valves, gas, water heaters and other devices
  • Diagnoses plumbing issues and performs repairs on plumbing systems such as drains, stoppages, and leaks
  • Performs tests and inspections on backflow preventers
  • Cut, thread and solder pipe
  • Plans and lays out alterations and new plumbing systems

In addition to the minimum qualifications; ideal candidates should possess a journey-level plumbing experience in the maintenance and installation of plumbing with 2 years of plumbing experience in commercial and/or industrial facilities.

  • Principles, practices and methods of the plumbing trades in an industrial and/or commercial environment
  • Use of tools and equipment used in the plumbing trades
  • Procedures and equipment used to inspect and test safety devices used on plumbing systems
  • Performing journey level plumbing installation, maintenance and repair work, including operation of large and small jetters and sewer machines
  • Building and safety codes
  • Braze and solder piping
  • Steam traps, condensate, and receivers
  • Sewer and water pumps
  • Works with sewer equipment such as jetters and drain cleaners

  • Ability to follow applicable building and safety codes.
  • Safe work practices relating to the use of plumbing tools.
  • Ability to follow safe work policies and procedures.
  • Safety precautions required to protect personnel and property from damage.

  • Read and work from blueprints, schematics, sketches and piping diagrams.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on various equipment.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Effectively communicate and convey ideas to others both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise the work of others.
Some positions may be assigned to work schedules that include weekends, evening shift, or night shift and may be assigned to work in a correctional facility. Night shift or evening shift differential is paid in addition to hourly salary as listed. An employee who is regularly assigned to a correctional facility shall be paid an additional amount per hour for hours worked.

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher.
  • A Certified Backflow Prevention Tester License is preferred, but is not required.

Plumbers who maintain License may be eligible for additional Backflow Testing Certification Pay.

Click here to view the full class specification for Plumber.


Physical Requirements: Manual dexterity to operate hand tools or other equipment utilized in the building trades. Eye-hand coordination. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Body mobility to stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, work in confined spaces, work in high temperatures, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.

Environmental Conditions: Works multiple types of environments including all types of weather conditions. May have occasional contact with potentially harmful chemical or biological agents and occasionally work in room temperatures of 90-100 degrees. Incumbents may be required to work inside a jail facility or Coroner's facility; may work in close proximity to inmates or psychiatric patients and alongside high voltage systems.

Human Resources | Minimum Qualifications

The Orange County Sheriff's Department screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Applicants must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Performance Exam (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be required to safely perform several plumbing-related tasks in a hands-on assessment in front of a panel of job knowledge experts. This assessment will be used to determine placement on an eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the recruitment procedure listed above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the recruitment procedures.


Once the assessment has been completed, The Orange County Sheriff's Department will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise.

EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Nereida Gutierrez at
(714) 834-5845 or email at
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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