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at State of Colorado

Posted: 7/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2817967

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

Welcome to the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) located in the Platte River Valley in downtown Denver.  AHEC is the service provider for 43,000 students and approximately 5000 faculty and staff working at and attending the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. Learn more about us through this link:  Auraria Higher Education Center

Auraria employees enjoy an excellent benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, discounted RTD Eco-Pass, BenefitHub (medical, dental, disability, life), and outstanding retirement plan.  Learn more through this link: Benefits Package.

So, if you're interested in a great job working alongside great people, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

Description of Job

The normal duty hours of this position are Monday to Friday 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
This position is eligible for a "swing shift" salary differential which is an additional 7.5%.

This position is located in the Plumbing Shop in the Operations and Services Unit at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC).

As an AHEC Plumber, this position is responsible for the installation, alteration and maintenance of plumbing, vacuum and steam systems in accordance with the State of Colorado plumbing code.  In addition to performing preventative and corrective maintenance on the various plumbing systems, this position will also perform duties related to the requisition of tools and equipment as well as, selecting the type and the size of pipe needed.  This position will also collect and transport material (and other equipment) to and from the work site using an agency vehicle. 

Primary duties of this position involve:
    • Perform preventive maintenance on a regular basis for the upkeep of plumbing and steam systems.
    • Unplug toilets, urinals, lavs, sink drains, floor drains, acid neutralizers, plaster traps, sump pumps, and ejector.
    • Operate sewer machines and jetter equipment.
    • Test and repairs backflow preventer devices.
    • Performs mechanical room checks on a scheduled basis.
    • Disassembling, removing and/or repairing damaged or worn pipe
    • Repairing and replacing fixtures
    • Fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools
    • Measuring, cutting, threading and assembling new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports 

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Two (2)  years of progressively responsible plumbing experience

  • Successful completion of a formalized plumbing pipe fitting, or steam fitting apprenticeship program, or a higher level, non correspondence course work in the same fields from an accredited vocational school or university may substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis

  • All positions with AHEC require a background check.  YOU MUST submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony conviction(s) or conviction of a crime(s) of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position.  Submission of your application provides AHEC with authorization to run a background check
  • This position must maintain possession of a valid Colorado driver's license and the ability to independently operate a motor vehicle.

  • Demonstrated experience in all types of drain cleaning is highly desirable
  • Candidates with demonstrated experience in back-flow prevention, swimming pool maintenance and/or laboratory plumbing are highly encouraged to apply

  • The person selected for this position must maintain his/her ability to perform the physical demands of this position which include physically manipulating and moving tools, equipment and supplies in excess of 10 lbs on a frequent basis as well as 20 to 50 lbs (occasionally).
  • The person selected for this position must maintain his/her ability to stand for long periods of time as well as kneel, stoop, crouch, reach and grab in the performance of job related duties
  • Must be willing and able to withstand exposure to sights, sounds and smells associated with plumbing work. 
  • Must be willing and able to be exposed to adverse weather while performing plumbing repair and/or maintenance activities
  • Must maintain the ability to independently travel using a vehicle in the performance of job-related duties.
  • This position is tasked with the responsibility for responding to events and emergencies affecting the plumbing distribution system at AHEC.

Supplemental Information

The normal duty hours of this position are Monday to Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Notice of Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at
A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
Applicant Checklist & Minimum Qualifications

E-mail Address
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted by email.

Applicant Checklist
We request that you include the following in your application:

  • Cover Letter detailing how your experience & education meet minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Resume detailing a summary of work history
Only applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration.  

Minimum Qualifications
Your application as submitted is used to determine if you meet Minimum Qualifications.  Please read the Minimum Qualifications and ensure that information in your application "draw correlations" to the Minimum Qualifications.  Human Resources Analysts will not infer that you meet the Minimum Qualifications if information isn't detailed in your application.
*Years of experience will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours or less per week will be pro-rated (30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 mos credit.)*

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.    

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.  If you have a disability and require  reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing  for this position, please direct your inquiries to Jim Gamelin, ADAAA Staffing Coordinator for the Auraria Higher Education Center, at or call 303-556-6465.