Washington, DC
Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

Facilities, a department in Division of Operation's Facilities and Campus Development under the Executive Vice President and Treasurer's portfolio, manages and maintains GW's property and grounds on all three of GW's campuses. This includes housekeeping, routine and emergency maintenance, moving services, pest control, project management, life safety upkeep, HVAC repairs, grounds maintenance, and recycling/waste management. Our maintenance team includes electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers.

The Plumber reports to the Plumbing Supervisor. The incumbent's main duties include:
• Installing, maintaining, and repairing pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing used for water distribution and water waste disposal.
• Testing and repairing backflows
• Plumber may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Duties include following established safety rules and regulations and maintaining a safe and clean environment. Employees may review blueprints, building codes, and specifications to determine work details, assess material and equipment needs, establish the sequence of pipe installations, and plan installation around obstructions.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to lift items that weigh at least 40 pounds.

Ability to physically perform job duties, including walking, climbing stairs, balancing, stooping, kneeling, bending, pushing or pulling of equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Possession of a Backflow Prevention Certification and a valid driver's license.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Operations Family Facilities & Campus Ops Sub-Family Plumbing Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 7:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday Position Designation: Designated On-Site: Employees who are required to physically report to work or remain at work during an emergency or adjustment to the university's operating status Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006166 Job Open Date: 04/07/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a journeyman plumbing license and backflow certification?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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