Water Distribution and Treatment Specialist

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University


Classification: Plumber
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,742/month - $6,013/month
Salary Range: $5,742/month - $7,414/month
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit sjsu.edu/up.

About the Position

The Water Distribution and Treatment Specialist is responsible for providing the full range of skilled plumbing work, primarily in water distribution and well systems, but also including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/ prevention, and refrigeration-related plumbing systems, to ensure a clean, safe and attractive learning environment. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practices.

Required Qualifications

Must possess those abilities normally acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumbers apprenticeship program. Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.

Preferred Qualifications

- Possession of a State of California Water Distribution Operator Certificate.
- Experience with a public water system (PWS)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade.
- Base knowledge of the operation of building automation systems.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the California State Plumbing codes.
- Working knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques.
- Ability to perform skilled plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems.
- Ability to perform applicable welding work.
- Ability to make rough sketches of plumbing installations read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; and estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair work.
- Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record keeping systems, and prepare standard reports.

Application Procedures

Complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 23, 2019 through October 7, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San Jose State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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