Journeyman Plumber

Job Description

$54,695.68 – $91,158.50 Annually
Job Type
FT Hourly W BN
Job Number
Facilities Management
Opening Date
Closing Date
3/8/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade
Posting Type
Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Serves as lead master level plumber performing complex tasks for repair, maintenance, diagnostic, troubleshooting, testing and install of fixtures, pipes, and other plumbing used for water distribution, wastewater disposal, stormwater, and electrical and natural gas systems, equipment and components in commercial and industrial buildings supporting facilities throughout Fairfax County. Ensures timely, professional completion of work in accordance with and codes, regulations and trade standards. Works with and coordinates with other trades, assisting and performing related work as required. Provides mentorship and leadership to Plumber I’s. This position works under the general direction of the Facility Manager and directly under the Chief Building Engineer.

Note: This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation (weather, transportation, other disaster.)

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
High school diploma or GED issued by a state department of education;
Two year technical degree in the plumbing trade; or completion of an apprentice-level vocational training program in plumbing; plus three years of progressively responsible plumbing experience.
Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to"
  • Valid driver's license
  • Journeyman (Plumber) from the State of Virginia
  • Backflow prevention device worker's license issued by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) or obtain the license within six (6) months of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check, and a pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Possession of a valid master's level plumbing license for the state of Virginia.
  • Experience using tools of the trade and experience estimating time and materials needed to complete a job.
  • Prior knowledge and experience working with Sloan valves, three phase and single-phase electric pump motors and pump motor control centers, water heaters (gas, electric and oil) and Penal System Fixtures of correctional facilities.
  • Certified cross-connection prevention device tester.

Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. For short periods of time. Carry up to 75lbs.
Frequently work near moving parts and in areas of loud and consistent noise.
Manual dexterity for seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s). Reach with hands and arms for extended periods of time.
Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet to enter tight spaces.
Must be able to climb and descend ladders and scaffolding up to 40 feet and work in physically fatiguing positions for long periods of time. Ability to ascend and descend stairs, ramps, and the like for single and multistory (up to 12 stories) buildings in the Department s portfolio. Operate and use lifts (scissor, man, boom) 60ft to 80 ft.
Must be able to wear and use respirator and OSHA required PPE.
Repetitive motion, reaching, lifting, kneeling, and walking.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Stand for long periods of time; walk; climb, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
Work in various weather conditions (heat, rain, snow, high humidity, etc.).
All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.


Job Details

Posted On: February 18, 2024
Valid Through: May 31, 2024
Job City: Tupelo
Job State: MS