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Plumber

F76

Basic Functions

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and related components in a state agency or facility.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Installs, maintains and performs repairs on potable water lines, wastewater lines and a variety of plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, lavatories, toilet units, bathtubs, shower units, automatic flush valves, faucets, traps and natural gas piping.
  • Maintains and performs plumbing repairs on laundry equipment, sterilization equipment, kitchen equipment, dairy equipment, cannery equipment and any other equipment utilizing potable water and waste disposal lines.
  • Maintains and performs minor repairs on irrigation systems, water treatment plants and sewage plants.
  • Interprets blueprints and written instructions concerning construction, alteration, maintenance and repair projects; prepares and submits time and material estimates for projects.
  • Supervises the work of plumbing apprentices, maintenance repair technicians, laborers, patients and students assigned to the plumbing crew.
  • Consults with engineers and suppliers on various system needs.

Level Descriptors

The Plumber job family consists of four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of work assignments, the expertise required to perform assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

Level I: Code: F76A Salary Band: G

This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing apprentice level work in performing minor repairs and maintenance on various plumbing systems in a state agency or facility or provide assistance to fully qualified plumbers in the completion of more complex work. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the methods, materials, fixtures, tools and equipment used in plumbing work; of standard plumbing techniques; and of job safety measures.  Ability is required to maintain and perform minor repairs of various plumbing systems and fixtures; and to follow written and oral instructions.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Plumbing Apprentice with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.

Level II: Code: F76B Salary Band: H

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties as a journeyman plumber with responsibilities for performing a full range of work in the installation, maintenance and repair of various plumbing systems and fixtures in a state agency or facility. This may include some responsibilities for providing training and direction to apprentice plumbers or non-licensed technicians assigned to assist on some projects, such as laborers, maintenance repair technicians, inmates, students or others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of the principles of the plumbing trade; of occupational hazards of the trade; and ability to train and direct non-licensed personnel.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of licensure as a Journeyman Plumber with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.

Level III: Code: F76C Salary Band: I

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced level independent work in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems and fixtures.  This includes non-supervisory positions where incumbents are regularly assigned to work alone or on an independent basis as the only plumber at an agency or facility with overall responsibility for planning and completing required maintenance and repair functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus ability is required to perform highly independent work.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of active or inactive licensure as a Plumbing Contractor with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.

Level IV: Code: F76D Salary Band: J

This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the design, installation, repair and/or renovation of plumbing within a state agency or institution as well as the supervision of others in performing such work.  This will include overall responsibilities for plumbing systems with the assigned area of responsibility and the supervision and training of assigned staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the planning, installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to supervise others; to interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications; to supervise others; and to keep records and write reports.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III.

Special Requirements

In order to operate state-owned vehicles in the performance of regularly assigned duties, some positions may require that the successful applicant possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at the time of appointment.

Some positions may require possession of active licensure within 30 days of appointment.

Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 80 pounds, 25 pounds frequently, able to push and pull a maximum force of 40 pounds and able to lift and hold overhead up to 40 pounds.

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