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Career Opportunity – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

July 1st, 2021 by gtowsley Leave a reply »
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) 
7388 Utility Plumber
Recruitment #CBT-7388-903766
Salary:  $47.99 – $58.35/hour; $8,318.00 – $10,114.00/month; $99,814.00 – $121,368.00/year
The eligible list established from the examination will be used to fill vacancies in this class citywide.
Who are we?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.
Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.
We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at
We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.
Under general supervision, the 7388 Utility Plumber performs skilled plumbing work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water mains, pipes, meters, fire hydrants, and hydrant leads. The position requires responsibility for carrying out and explaining existing policies and methods relative to installation and maintenance activities, and maintaining records and reports of repairs and services rendered.
Essential functions include:
•  Installing, repairing, replacing, or relocating water services and mains using copper, cast iron, ductile iron, plastic or steel pipes, and bronze, copper or galvanized fittings
•  Drilling and tapping water mains, locating and repairing underground and surface leaks on service pipes and water mains, and making repairs under water pressure
•  Installing, changing, removing, and making field repairs to water meters
•  Setting meters and meter boxes, removing meters, and conducting flow and pressure tests
•  Repairing gate valves, repacking glands, checking air valves when filling mains, caulking joints on new and old mains
•  Supervising a small crew of semi-skilled and unskilled helpers in the performance of various maintenance activities or installations of new services
•  Laying out work, ordering material and maintaining documentation of work hours, materials expended, and description of completed assignments
•  Supervising and assisting in the excavation and backfilling of trenches, the disinfection and flushing of mains and fittings, and the setting up and operating of various equipment
•  Operating, inspecting and making repairs to high and low pressure gate valves; painting fire hydrants; rebuilding hydrant bodies, inspecting the installation and alteration of high pressure mains and hydrant leads; testing, inspecting and servicing building standpipes; inspecting, filling and making repairs to fire cisterns; making repairs and adjustments to high pressure recorders; inspecting, servicing, repairing and replacing defective parts of reservoirs and tanks; performing incidental maintenance or installation of inside plumbing when required.
Class 7388 Utility Plumber performs other related duties as required.
Nature of Work
Involves considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of the fingers, limbs, and body including confined space entry; frequent exposure to physical and working conditions where moderately serious injuries may occur; working in inclement weather and disagreeable elements with possible health hazards.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Completion of the recognized program of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada — City and County of San Francisco Utility Plumber Apprenticeship program in Class 7463/7464; AND Possession of a valid California driver license.
Completion of a recognized five (5) year plumber’s apprenticeship program and three (3) years of journey-level experience working with water mains, pipes, hydrants, and services for a water utility may be substituted for the completion of the City and County of San Francisco Utility Plumber Apprenticeship.
Additional journey-level experience working with water mains, pipes, hydrants and services for a water utility may substitute for the completion of a recognized plumber’s apprenticeship program on a year-for-year basis.
Candidates who are projected to graduate from the City and County of San Francisco Utility Plumber Apprenticeship program (classes 7463/7464) within twelve months of the filing deadline will be invited to take the examination, but will not be eligible to be hired until they have provided proof of successful completion of the apprenticeship.
Candidates who successfully pass the examination for this recruitment and are within twelve months of graduation will be placed on the eligible list under general waiver and will not be eligible to compete for positions until verification of graduation is received, reviewed and approved by the Department of Human Resources apprenticeship representative. Eligibles under general waiver are responsible for providing a proof of completion verifying successful completion of the apprenticeship program. Once approved, the hiring analyst will e-mail the candidate that their waiver has been removed and the candidate will be eligible to compete in future certifications for the remaining duration of the eligible list.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the “Education” and “Training and Employment Record” sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
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• Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
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• Follow instructions on the screen
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement. 


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