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at Mobile County Personnel Board

Posted: 3/13/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2304427

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Overall Job Objective

Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:See Position Description
Job Type:00-Full-time/Part-time/Temp/Seasonal/Supernumerary
Location:Mobile County, Alabama
This is skilled inspectional work in enforcing the ordinances and regulations governing plumbing and related installations.

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JURISDICTIONS                                                          YEARLY RATE
MOBILE COUNTY                                                        $37,634 -  $60,164 
CITY OF MOBILE                                                         $36,738 -  $58,731                
MOBILE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT               $39,516 -  $63,172    

EXAMINATION: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from a standard senior high school, or the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, supplemented by two years of trade school or college course work in plumbing and a minimum of three years journeyman level experience in the plumbing field; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence. Possession of a current Master or Journeyman Plumber certificate issued by the State of Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK:  Good knowledge of the methods and practices involved in installing, repairing and maintaining a variety of plumbing and gas installations, equipment and appliances; good knowledge of possible defects and faults in plumbing and gas systems and appliances, of standard testing devices and of effective corrective measures; good knowledge of local plumbing and gas codes and related ordinances; ability to detect and locate defective plumbing and to ascertain the stage of installation when defects are most easily found and remedied; ability to understand and work from construction and plumbing blueprints, drawings and diagrams; ability to operate vehicles safely; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, building owners, contractors, craftsmen and others.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:  (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Inspects plumbing installations during construction; inspects gas installations in commercial and residential buildings; examines completed installations for quality of work, use of materials and proper grades; inspects plumbing, drainage and water systems and sewage disposal units for compliance with code standards and local regulations; investigates complaints regarding defective plumbing; assists in the prosecution of violators of plumbing and related regulations; confers with a superior inspector on difficult enforcement and inspection problems; advises plumbers, contractors and others regarding plumbing regulations; advises homeowners in planning, applying for and installing self-installed plumbing projects; inspects plumbing in commercial and residential buildings; records daily activities in a journal; reviews plans to ensure compliance of city plumbing codes; checks for actual or potential cross connection that could contaminate potable water system; operates vehicles safely; completes daily reports of inspections, consultations, investigations, and complaints; inspects construction site toilet facilities and litter containers; assists in training other departments and organizations in regards to plumbing codes; assists with storm damage assessments; performs related work as required.
 Important Information:
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK:  An employee in this class is responsible for performing both office and field inspectional work to ensure compliance with legally established specifications and requirements in plumbing, sewer and sewer disposal installations and repairs. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Chief Plumbing Inspector, in accordance with ordinance provisions and standard practices and requires technical discretion and judgment in making decisions.

Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.
Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at  The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.
Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as misrepresentation and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly. 
Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application. 
Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting.
If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. 
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.
Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting. 
Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.
College transcripts must be attached at the time of submitting a completed application.  Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.
OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.  Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence. 
FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination. 
The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned. 
Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled.  Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727. 
A "Practice Test Seminar" is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available. 
NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.