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City and County of San Francisco Plumber - Building and Street Repair - Public Works (7347 TEX) in San Francisco, California

Announcement has been amended to extend the filing deadline to accept additional applications. Candidates who have previously applied DO NOT need to re-apply.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process is listed below.

Application Opening: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

Salary Range: $118,534 - $144,118 Annually (

Recruitment ID: TEX-7347-144999,  RTF0144940-01130403

Appointment Type: Temporary-Exempt (TEX), Category 18. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer and shall not exceed 36 months.

San Francisco Public Works (  (Public Works) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $453 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,700-plus employees. The department operates around the clock, touching every neighborhood in San Francisco. The staff designs and manages the construction of civic buildings and streets; cleans and greens the right of way; maintains civic buildings; manages multi-million-dollar bond programs; trains people for jobs; keeps the right of way free of hazards; paves the roads; repairs bridges and public stairways; expands accessibility; and works at the forefront addressing some of San Francisco’s biggest challenges. With a mission to enhance the quality of life in San Francisco for residents, visitors and business owners, Public Works is committed to providing outstanding public service through an equity lens.

Please visit the “About Us” section of our website at to learn more about the department’s core values, Racial Equity Initiative, leadership team, history, budget and more.

The Bureau of Building and Street Repair (BSR) provides professional construction, repair, and remodeling to City-owned facilities. We perform emergency-repair services twenty-four (24) hours a day to ensure that Police, Fire, and other Public Safety operations are fully functional; and oversee paving and street repair work, including patch paving and filling potholes, as well sewer repair, which includes brickwork.

Public Works currently has a vacancy for a Plumber (7347) within the Bureau of Building and Street Repair.

Under general supervision, as a Plumber, you will perform skilled plumbing work in the alteration, repair, and maintenance of water, sewer, and other plumbing systems.

Important and Essential Duties:

Your duties as a Plumber may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform plumbing duties in connection with a wide variety of building alterations, maintenance and repair projects, and other structures.

  • Install alter, replace, and repair plumbing, such as water, sewage, and drainage systems.

  • Cutting, bending, assembling, and installing various pipes, fittings, and fixtures for water, sanitary, drainage, heating, gas, and other plumbing systems which involve the performance of hand, bench, and maintenance plumbing tasks.

  • Installing, altering, repairing, or replacing all plumbing fixtures.

  • Threading, reaming, assembling, caulking, soldering, and welding various pipes and component parts.

  • Installing, altering, and repairing valves, fittings, and other plumbing parts and equipment, including hot water boilers, sterilizers, steam tables, sinks, thermal control apparatus, sprinkler heads, hydrants, and service pipes.

  • Repairing and installing new water and drainage lines and waste and sewage pipes.

  • Check plumbing fixtures for leaks and other defects.

  • Opening and cleaning clogged drains, pipes, and traps.

  • Advising on the selection, ordering and storing of plumbing supplies and equipment.

  • Maintaining work records and reports.

Working Conditions:

The nature of the work may require working in a confined space, jail or hospital facility and standby for rotating on-call work.

Minimum Qualifications: 


Completion of the recognized Apprenticeship 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 General Plumber Apprenticeship program in class 7465 ( /7466 ( .

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Completion of a recognized five (5) year plumber’s apprenticeship program and three (3) years of journey-level experience as a journeyman plumber may be substituted for the completion of the City and County of San Francisco General Plumber Apprenticeship.

Additional qualifying journey level experience may be substituted for the required plumbing apprenticeship on a year-for-year basis.


Valid Driver’s License: Applicants must possess a valid State of California driver’s license with no restrictions that would prohibit them from legally performing the essential functions and duties of the role. 


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at: (

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures:

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

The selection process will include an evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the department will move forward in the recruitment process.

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ):

Candidates may be required to complete an MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

  • Information About the Hiring Process (

  • Conviction History

  • Employee Benefits Overview  (  

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (  

  • Disaster Service Worker (

  • ADA Accommodation

  • Right to Work (

  • Copies of Application Documents

  • Diversity Statement (

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Eric Chan, at

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.