Job Opening

Posting Title: Plumber, TC6
Job Code Title: PLUMBER
Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 05 February 2018 - 06 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Facilities Management-DM OCSS-90473-R-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located at the Plumbing Shop, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Unit, Plant Engineering Section (PES), Facilities management Service (FMS), Facilities and Commercial Services Division (FCSD), Office of Central Support Services, Department of Management. The incumbent reports directly to the Foreman of the Shop and also reports to the General Foreman of the Unit.


Under the supervision of the Foreman of the Plumbing Shop, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

Conduct inspections of plumbing and heating systems, period overhauling of all valves, makes necessary repairs with the installation of new parts;

Replace old defective pipes, periodic cleaning out and overhaul of hot water tanks, sewer ejectors, oil separators, neutralizing tanks and sump pits, and general maintenance on all plumbing supplies and fixtures in the UN Complex;

Install, repair and maintain plumbing systems and components, plumbing fixtures, appliances and trim';

Review blue prints and specifications to determine the layout for plumbing and related materials;

Maintain sprinkler systems for the purpose of optimizing water use and keeping systems in good working order;

Assist the Foreman in reviewing work orders generated from the Computerized System;

Supervise junior staff and/or contractors to complete work order requests within the required standard turnaround time;

Maintain inventory records, equipment, tools, spare parts and materials; check levels of stocks regularly and places orders for spare parts;

Coordinate with other shops to complete the assigned projects as necessary;

Assume responsibilities of the daily operation of the Shop in the absence of the Foreman;

Perform other duties as may be assigned by the General Foreman or the Chief of the Section.


Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence in carpentry trade and its related functions; Understanding and good knowledge of the overall trade's technical language; Ability to read and interpret blueprints and rough drawings; ability to use of hand and power tools pertaining to the trade; ability to identify priority activities and assignments, foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; is conscientious and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results.

Shows pride in work and in achievements; remains calm in stressful situations; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others, places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


High school diploma or equivalent Trade School Diploma is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressive working experience in the plumbing trade is required. Experience in the use of hand power tools and equipment related to the trade is also required. Experience in the maintenance and repair of automatic sprinkler system is desirable.


English and french are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Trades and Crafts (TC) Test is a prerequisite for recruitment in the Trades and Crafts category in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the TC test at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected periodically to new function in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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