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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Plumber
Position Number 00094A
Location Norfolk, VA
Type of Position Classified
Type of Job Full Time
EEO Category G Skilled Craft Workers
Job Description

This position will perform maintenance and repair work in a University setting on light commercial and residential plumbing systems and their associated equipment., i.e. restroom fixtures, toilets, urinals, sinks, roof drains and plumbing piping. Other duties include maintaining the campus irrigation systems, swimming pools and Jacuzzi, and their associated equipment. This position is designated “essential personnel” for emergency closings.

Type of Recruitment
Knowledge, skills and abilities

Considerable knowledge in plumbing repair and maintenance at a journeymen level. Considerable knowledge of plumbing practices, materials, and tools. Considerable knowledge of plumbing related fixtures and appliances. Working knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Working knowledge of construction blueprints and specifications. Working knowledge of backflow prevention devices. Some knowledge of Jacuzzi and swimming pool operation and maintenance. Demonstrated ability in troubleshooting plumbing systems. Demonstrated ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Special licenses, registration or certification

Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record. Must possess a current Journeyman plumbing license or satisfactorily pass the Commonwealth of Virginia plumber journeyman licensing examination within six (6) months of employment. Must possess and maintain backflow protection device tester’s license or obtain the license within six (6) months of employment.

Education or training


Level and type of experience

Basic work experience at a journeyman level in the plumbing field installing and repairing plumbing equipment such as sewage lines, toilets, urinals, faucets, sinks etc. Some experience working with light commercial, industrial plumbing systems.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

Master plumbing license. Some experience working as a journeyman level plumber in a higher education environment. Demonstrated ability to install, test and repair backflow prevention devices.

Conditions of Employment

Position is considered essential during emergency closings.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience

Posting Detail Information

Job Requisition Number S00443
Job Open To General Public
Open Date 05/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have knowledge in plumbing repair and maintenance at a journeyman level?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have knowledge of backflow prevention devices?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Journeyman or Master Plumbing license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document