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The City of Houston PLUMBER in Houston, Texas


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$21.50 - $23.25 Hourly


2707 Dalton, TX

Job Type

Full Time


General Services

Job Number



8/11/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Job Classification: PLUMBER


Division/Section: Property Management

Location: 2707 Dalton

Workdays & Hours: M- F, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

*Subject to Change


The General Services Department (GSD) is seeking a Plumber who will perform skilled journey level plumbing work in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures. This position will also be responsible for the following:

  • Repair pipes, fixtures including auto fill and flush valves, back flow preventers, and opens clogged drains.

  • Assemble and install valves, fittings and fixtures of heating/cooling, water, gas, and/or drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes.

  • Repair and install plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, water heaters (Lo Nox and induced fan motor heaters) and hot water tanks.

  • Process work orders according to sketches, building plans and blueprints.

  • Cut and thread, pipe and check for leaks using pipe system with water and/or air reading pressure pipes.

  • Conduct preventive maintenance check ups for properties.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

  • Will require driving to various locations to perform duties.

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.


The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects up to 80 pounds on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. There are occasional exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution.



Requires a high school diploma or GED and a current Texas Journey Level Plumber's License.


One year of experience in plumbing construction and repair is required.


Must have a valid Texas driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2). License: May require a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).


Preferences will be given to candidates with plumbing experience.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.



The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. The hiring department may administer an skills test/assessment.


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 16


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832) 393-8085.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832) 393-8085. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit


What is the highest level of education you have obtained?

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree or beyond


    If you selected a degree above, please list your degree.


    How many years of plumbing experience do you possess?

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 year to less than 2 years

  • 2 years to 4 years

  • 4 or more years of experience


    Do you have a CURRENT Texas Journey Level Plumber's License or higher?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • My license is presently restricted, suspended or revoked

  • My license is valid but from another state


    Are you a General Services Department employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have any relatives currently employed by the GSD Department?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you currently a City of Houston employee, who is still on probation (employed during the past 12 mo. or promoted during the past 6 mo.)?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

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