Plumber/ Pipefitter/ Steamfitter Supervisor- Monroe, WA

Employer: State of Washington Dept. of Corrections

Job Description:
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the Permanent Full Time position of Plumber Supervisor at the Monroe Correctional Complex, in Monroe, Washington.

The Department of Corrections (DOC), as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law and provides leadership for the future od corrections in Washington State.

The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisions Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Service Division, Health Services Division, Communications Department and Risk Management Department.

Monroe Correctional Complex is a 2500 bed male all-custody level facility located 30 miles northeast of Seattle. The complex consists of five major units: Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Twin Rivers, Unit (TRU), Minimum Security Unit (MSU), Special Offenders Unit (SOU) a large mental health inpatient treatment unit, and the Intensive Management Unit (IMU). MCC provides care for the sickest and most complicated patients in our system and is considered the hub of medical and psychiatric care for DOC. It is located close to University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

- Plans, lays out, directs and inspects work of a crew of inmate plumbers/steamfitters and helpers engaged in installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing and steam systems, and associated controls and equipment such as pipes, radiators, pumps, traps, valves, and laundry and kitchen equipment.
- Using current facility procedures, hires and trains offender workers as needed. Instructs offenders on the use of all tools.
- Performs skilled plumbing work; recommends, repairs and consults with supervisors and others on projects.
- Reads plans and blueprints, inspects projects to ensure compliance with local codes, determines scope of work, materials needed, estimated cost and availability.
- Orders materials and maintains an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work.
- Develops and conducts a preventive maintenance program related to plumbing.
- Enforces safety rules and regulations; maintains records on work performed; writes reports as required.
- Provides daily documentation of work performed, documenting necessary records of offender hours, offender performance, and offender safety training.

- High School graduate or GED
- Valid Driver's License
- Two years of experience and completion of recognized plumbing apprenticeship or four years of applicable work experience or vocational training.
- Two years of experience in a related maintenance position in a corrections facility.
- Supervisory knowledge and experience.
- Principles and practices of plant and labor management.
- Familiarity with plumbing design/layout, systems/hardware
- Familiarity with building, mechanical codes, safety.
- Ability to use sound judgment, demonstrate problem solving on difficult maintenance and project problems.
- Understand and interpret written and oral directions, specifications and plans.
- Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, documents and specifications and complete projects on schedule, within specifications and budget.

- Experience in operation and maintenance of steam power plant machinery; fluid and gas systems; familiarity with boiler laws.
- Completion of four (4) years of apprenticeship.
- Knowledge of computerized maintenance programs or software.
- Veterans Preference Points Qualification

In order to be eligible to receive Veterans Preference Points, as noted in the Agency Wide Questions, you will need to attach a legible copy of your DD214 to your application OR email a copy to by close of the job posting. If this information is not received by the closing date - no additional points will be applied to your final examination score.

Supplemental Information
COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement:
Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation 21-14, all Washington State executive branch employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruiter listed in the supplemental information section at the end of the job announcement.

Vision: Working together for safer communities.
Mission: Improving public safety by positively changing lives.
Our Commitment: To operate a safe and humane corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For additional information about the agency, please visit

Please include a minimum of three (3) professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
**Please note: Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

- A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- Employees may work directly with or near incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
- We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
- Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment will also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
- This position may be represented by a bargaining unit.

What We Offer:
As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include:
- Flexible schedules (depending on position)
- Up to 25 paid vacations days a year
- 8 hours of paid sick leave per month
- 11 paid holidays a year (12 in 2022 for Juneteenth)
- Generous retirement plan
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Dependent Care Assistance
- Deferred Compensation and so much more!

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Contact Person:
Location: Monroe, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $5,632 - $6,375/ MO

Posted on November 15, 2021

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