I. JOB OVERVIEW
Job Description Summary:
The Division of Safety and Facilities aims to provide a safe and secure campus
environment for all members of the university community through best-in-class
technological and physical infrastructure, proactive assessment and analysis,
and a caring team of professionals dedicated to upholding the university's
values with the highest level of care.
Facilities, Planning, Construction, and Management, a department in GW's
Division of Safety and Facilities manages and maintains GW's property and
grounds on all three of GW's campuses. Our maintenance team includes
electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers
The Division of Facilities, Planning, Construction and Management is seeking
an experienced tradesperson to take on the role of Master Plumber. The Master
Plumber will assist the Facility Zone Manager and Zone Leads with the day to
day Plumbing operations. The work Schedule is Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to
4:00 pm and is subject to on-call assignments, after normal business hours.
Requires a working rotation to include Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. The
candidate will be well trained in all Plumbing applications, highly organized
and a professional who takes pride in their work and can perform various
customer service duties as required throughout the day. The desired candidate
can work a flexible work schedule and available for on-call duty and
weekend/holiday work as needed.
The Master Plumber is responsible for proper operation of all systems and
equipment. The Master Plumber position may lead Plumbing maintenance programs
including required repairs, renovations and preventative maintenance so that
the primary College mission may be maintained. The Master Plumber is
Plans, implements and administers a preventative maintenance program(s)
to provide maximum life to facilities in accordance with industry
Coordinates and facilitates walkthrough inspections and due diligence
Provides regular verbal/written reports to the Facility Zone Manger.
Ability to communicate to employees regarding Plumbing best practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of Plumbing trade tools and of occupational
hazards, safety precautions, local codes, and regulations pertaining to
Knowledge and understanding of FPCM goals and objectives, policies and
procedures, as well as, ability to work and communicate effectively in a
multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff.
Bids minor Plumbing projects for completion by contractors when necessary
Schedules Plumbing work orders with GW stakeholders and performs
inspections for quality control on contractor assignments.
Advises administrators on possible alternatives to proposed Plumbing
projects and equipment purchases.
Provides instructions and assistance in the solution of work related
problems and in the performance of specific Plumbing related tasks.
Preventative Maintenance coordination of all plumbing systems to include
the following: heat exchangers, water heaters, boilers (domestic only),
domestic water booster pumps, mixing valves, storage tanks and storm/sewer
ejectors. Maintain all records of PM's.
Asset management of all plumbing equipment and work with Construction
Management and Campus Planning on recommendation of replacement.
Backflow preventer inspections.
Safety Eyewash and Shower station inspections.
Yearly valve exercising and maintenance.
Oversee and manage any street to building plumbing repairs.
Oversee entire building shutdowns in coordination with FPCM zone teams.
Coordinate with Construction Management and Campus Planning on all capital
projects relating to plumbing systems.
Inspect zone mechanical rooms quarterly to document any deficiencies or
safety issues related to plumbing systems.
Take the lead whenever there are entire building domestic water
emergencies and work with the Zone teams through resolution.
Performs other work related duties as requested.
The omission of specific duties does not preclude the lead from assigning
duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of
specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of
education, training and experience.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum
DC Master Plumber license is required. Reciprocity will be accepted.
Graduation from a trades school (or the completion of a certified
Plumbing licensed program) with emphasis in Plumbing, or an equivalent
combination of education, training and experience.
At least six years of successful experience in the plumbing trade is
required. Documented journeyman status is required.
A working knowledge of building and plumbing codes is required.
Mixing Valve certification.
Ability to understand and review architectural drawings and the related
mechanical drawings, to include as built.
Ability to make material take offs and time allotments to complete
Plumbing related projects.
Knowledge in the use of mathematics, formulas, and some design ability of
building Plumbing systems.
Ability to work with minimal supervision. Competent communication and
correspondence skills. The Master Plumber should understand the District
of Columbia building codes.
Professional demeanor and able to provide excellent customer service to
external and internal customers.
Ability to utilize and manage work order ticket systems using Assest works
or other computerized maintenance management systems.
Proficiency with computers and other smart devices. Knowledge of safe work
practices based on industry standards, injury and illness prevention
Commitment to GW's values
Intellectual, professional and a person of integrity
Honest, with the highest ethical standards
Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up-
Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard worker. Takes
initiative; very high energy
Personally accountable. Assumes ownership, control and accountability for
all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others
Sincere, open, and direct communicator. Puts organizational interests
above self-interests and is comfortable expressing candid opinions
Highest levels of responsiveness
Combination of strong intellect that is combined with a practical and
realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done
Ability to demonstrate initiative, a strong desire to succeed and exert
the extraordinary effort often required
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
Ability to work with faculty and staff in a respectful way
Establish trust and credibility with institutional leadership and across
Seeks “win-win” solutions to help foster continued integration and
Flexible and receptive to change
A positive “can-do” attitude
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.
II. JOB DETAILS
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
Family Safety and Facilities
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 1
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: 7:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday-Friday – This position is subject to
on-call assignments, after normal business hours. Requires a working rotation
to include Holidays, Saturday and Sunday.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening,
Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace,
and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S012290
Job Open Date: 08/25/2023
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.
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
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If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
What is your expected salary range?
(Open Ended Question)
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