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  • 505094
  • Full-time


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Address:   161st Air Wing/CES, Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $13.9462 - $19.4826 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 17

Position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

The Plumber reports to the Physical Plant Supervisor. The Plumber performs building plumbing preventative and corrective maintenance, repair and minor construction installation work as assigned to keep buildings and property at the 161st functional and safe.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:
● Performs preventative & corrective maintenance to existing facilities infrastructure and equipment components for water, sewer & natural gas systems. Performs soldering, testing, inspection, cleaning, adjusting, repair and replacement of water, sewer, & natural gas systems components to include but not limited to back-flow prevention devices, pumps. valves and fire hydrants.
● Assist other shops craftsmen with minor repair/construction projects. Assist personnel in performing related JET A Fuels system maintenance and repair work as required.
● Reads and interprets schematics and manuals to determine standards or procedures to follow in maintenance, repair, or installation of Plumbing equipment systems or components as per Uniform Plumbing Code.
● Completes necessary tasks and paperwork before initiating work orders and after work order completion. Maintains records of maintenance/inspection/flow test records for fire hydrants. Maintains records for back-flow prevention devices, OWS (oils, water, separators) and natural gas systems.
● Professional Skills Training and Safety Training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
• Methods and practices involved in preventive & corrective maintenance, soldering, testing, repair, remodeling, construction and installation of water, sewer and natural gas systems.
• Proper reading of blueprints, sketches used in identification of building structural components and related utility systems.
• Uniform Plumbing Codes
• Common and specialized tools, equipment and materials related to the trade.
• Safety practices.
• Estimating, costing, and ordering supplies and materials.
• Policies and procedures established for the work order system.

Skilled in:
• Using methods and practices of remodeling and construction.
• Reading and understanding blueprints, sketches and schematics relating to plumbing, electrical and utilities systems.
• Applying and understanding UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code), Standards and all National/Local building codes and common safety practices.
• The trade of Plumbing Technician.
• Using common and specialized tools, electrical test equipment and materials.
• Oral and written communication.
• Ordering and estimating materials and cost
• Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

Ability to:
• Ability to perform Plumbing preventive and corrective maintenance, repair and minor construction.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and to follow verbal and written instruction.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education, and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described. Preferred candidate possess Backflow Prevention Training/Certification and/or two years journeyman level experience in the operation, repair sewer and systems maintenance and natural of gas plumbing, distribution sewer, and systems, natural and/or gas equivalent distribution full time systems; experience supplemented in a by specialty training in appropriated modern to the plumbing assignment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Special Job Requirements:

● Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Arizona driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
● In-State travel is required.
● Individual is required to pass a criminal background investigation.
● Requires the ability to achieve a favorable National Agency Check for the purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.