• Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 08, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

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Grade 24
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Plumbers perform journeyman level plumbing work on various heating, cooling, water and sewage systems, and other related equipment to assure all systems are working properly. An employee in this classification receives overall objectives and resources available and develops deadlines, projects, and work to be done in consultation with the supervisor. The employee plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most of the conflicts that arise, and coordinates work with others, as necessary; also interprets policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Work assignments are received verbally and through work orders. Work is performed independently with latitude for determining materials. Work is subjected to inspection by a supervisor and inspectors from the local jurisdiction during construction and upon completion. Plumbers keep the supervisor informed on the progress of assigned tasks.

  • Inspects plumbing fixtures and associated equipment such as water, sewer, gas, steam, and irrigation system pipes, fittings, valves, pumps, fixtures, and appliances.
  • Performs general support duties in preparation for maintenance and repairs.
  • Cleans and maintains plumbing fixtures and associated equipment such as tools, water, sewer, gas, steam and irrigation system pipes, fittings, valves, pumps, fixtures and following local and International Plumbing and Gas Codes and ordinances and Alabama Health Department Requirements.
  • Repairs and replaces plumbing fixtures and associated equipment such as water, sewer, gas, steam and irrigation system pipes, fittings, valves, pumps, fixtures and following local and International Plumbing and Gas Codes and ordinances and Alabama Health Department Requirements.
  • Installs plumbing fixtures, lines, pipes, and associated equipment in municipal facilities by integrating new materials with existing plumbing systems.
  • Procures and/or manages inventory (i.e., supplies and equipment) to ensure the products and services are available to meet the operational needs of each department.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Possession Driver's License.
  • Journeymen Plumber Certification from the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board.
  • Journeymen Gas Fitter Certification from the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board.
  • Experience reading and interpreting mechanical engineer drawings.
  • Experience installing and repairing various piping systems (e.g., commercial plumbing piping, gas piping, commercial fuel oil piping, compressed air piping, steam piping, steam condensate piping, and non-potable chilled and hot water piping).

  • Backflow Testing certification.

  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Learning & Memory. Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of basic plumbing concepts
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and practices of the construction and plumbing trades.
  • Knowledge of utility markings (e.g., company color codes and their meaning) as used to identify types of utility lines.
  • Knowledge of water distribution installation, maintenance and repair terms and their meaning (e.g., mains, service lines, etc.).
  • Knowledge of water piping including the effect of pipe size, type, and C factor, standard installation, operating capacities and pressures, head loss in pipes (e.g., causes, significance), tuberculation (e.g., causes and effects), and joints and fittings.

  • Work is performed both within employer-owned facilities such as workshop, warehouse, or station and in field locations such as external places of business, residence, and construction worksites.
  • Work involves use of various hand tools such as hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. and electrical, gas, or air powered tools and equipment such as power saws, nail guns, drills, etc.
  • May be exposed to weather conditions such as extreme hot or cold temperatures.

  • Job involves occasional moderate physical exertion required for occasional prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, and climbing.
  • May involve regular lifting of items or objects weighing up to 75 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map