Plumbing and Mechanical I

Posted on August 18, 2023
JCC 32
King County
 - $ 
 per hour
Renton, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Pension plan, Retirement benefits, Parental leave, Life and disability insurance, Unlimited Orca Card
Applications accepted until position filled

King County Parks is seeking a skilled Plumber to join our highly productive maintenance team that provides excellent service to users of King County properties. This position is responsible for performing journey-level plumbing duties including maintaining, repairing, modifying and constructing plumbing, mechanical and structural systems in King County Parks facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced journey level plumber join our multi-faceted trades team that provides an opportunity to work on historical buildings and facilities along with new projects. This position requires the capability to respond to shifting priorities all while accomplishing daily tasks in a safety sensitive work environment.
Why King County Parks? King County Parks is dedicated to stewarding, enhancing, and acquiring parks to inspire healthy communities. With over 205 parks, 175+ miles of regional trails, and 250+ miles of backcountry trails, we strive to provide park amenities that can be enjoyed by King County residents today and for generations to come. We value collaborative partnerships with community organizations and work towards the common goal of creating a vibrant and inclusive park system. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/parks.
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Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified applicants. King County and the Parks and Recreation Division values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.
Apply now and be part of our dynamic team at King County Parks! Enjoy a competitive compensation package, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.
Job Duties

  • Perform preventive maintenance on plumbing system components. Repair and replace plumbing systems as needed.
  • Design, lay-out and install waste, vent and domestic water systems.
  • Mount/install plumbing fixtures, trim and related hardware/accessories.
  • Maintain plumbing fixtures from source to local sewer systems.
  • Estimate and evaluate plumbing projects.
  • Test and certify backflow assemblies.
  • Ability to work on low pressure gas and propane.
  • Respond to trouble calls, customer complaints, equipment failures, and work requests.
  • Plan, design, construct and coordinate smaller construction projects.
  • As part of a review team, review CIP plans for functionality and standardization.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces such as: septic tanks and potable water tanks.


Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Washington State Plumbers License
  • Backflow Testing License (can obtain within 6 months of hire)
  • Must have ability to perform physically demanding tasks including, bending, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, stooping, squatting, and twisting on a regular basis.

The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:

  • Collaborates, builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Shows interpersonal savvy by relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.
  • Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

The Most Competitive Candidates Will Have:

  • Experience in installation and maintenance of domestic water, wastewater and vent systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of uniform plumbing code.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with sewage systems, septic pumps, tanks, and drain fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of brazing/soldering techniques.
  • Experience and skill in reading and interpreting blueprints.
  • Experience and skill in using tools typical of the plumbing trade.
  • Demonstrated skill in troubleshooting, analyzing, and problem solving.


Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:
Work Location:  Temporary reporting options available until our Central Maintenance Facility in Renton is constructed. Once construction is complete (sometime in 2025) the reporting location will be 3005 NE 4th Ave, Renton WA.
Work Schedule: This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works Monday-Thursday 4/10 hours days.
Union Representation: This position is represented by United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local No. 32

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. 

  • King County application
  • Responses to supplemental questions

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Patty Jurgens at patty.jurgens@kingcounty.govor (206) 477-4572

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State’s best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our “True North”, we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles – we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

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About the employer: King County

As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.

We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income.

About your union: JCC 32

United Association Local 32 is a Labor Organization whose primary function is to improve the lives of pipe trades workers. Originally started to bring decent wages and working conditions to a trade that had neither, Local 32 has also brought many other benefits over the years. Benefits such as trade opportunities, medical and retirement plans, not to mention dignity, respect, and an equal seat at the table of our industry are all proof that when pipe trades workers pull together, we have a positive impact on our industry. 

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