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Job Title: Plumbing Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tucson, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Human Resources, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Plumbing Worker
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Installs and/or repairs equipment, such as water heaters, disposal units, hand wash sinks and faucets, and shower faucets.
  • Measures, cuts, bends, threads pipe and tile according to measurements specified in work orders or sketches, or by measurements taken from samples.
  • Repairs by removing, cleaning, replacing, packing, sealing defective parts of utility, supply, and disposal systems e.g. dirty traps, sections of broken tile pipe, and leaky drains.
  • Replaces sections of pipe and tile by following exactly previously used routes, openings, hangers, levels and/or reconnecting equipment units to already-installed systems.
  • Perform/repair caulk and seal elbows, union joints, tile pipe, faucets and/or shower drains as required.
  • Perform/document preventative maintenance e.g. water temperatures, PH, Total Dissolved Solids and free chlorine readings as required.
  • Utilize e.g. measuring tapes, rulers, hacksaws, power pipe threaders and cutters in repair projects.
  • Troubleshoot plumbing issues and perform necessary repairs.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: /30072A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/01/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and in hard-to-reach places. This requires the employees to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The plumbing worker frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds. The work is usually performed indoors under dirty, dusty, and greasy conditions. The plumbing worker is sometimes required to make repairs and installations outside in bad weather; occasionally makes repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present; experiences occasional exposure to the possibility of broken bones; and has frequent exposure to the possibility of scrapes, burns, and infections.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/01/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and in hard-to-reach places. This requires the employees to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The plumbing worker frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds. The work is usually performed indoors under dirty, dusty, and greasy conditions. The plumbing worker is sometimes required to make repairs and installations outside in bad weather; occasionally makes repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present; experiences occasional exposure to the possibility of broken bones; and has frequent exposure to the possibility of scrapes, burns, and infections.
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