PLUMBER Job – Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry

Arizona Department of Corrections

Rehabilitation & return to work

Safer communities through effective fixes.

All Arizona employees use the Arizona Management System (AMS), a deliberate, results-oriented approach to the work of the state government in which each employee thinks about their performance, reduces waste, and is committed to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every employee in the state tries to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes and measure results. Government employees are highly committed, cooperative, and live a civil service culture.


Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Lewis

26700 Südautobahn 85

Buckeye, Arizona 85326


LOCATION ALERT: This location is in the Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis, which is located between Buckeye and Gila Bend; this is 55 miles from downtown Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is looking for an experienced plumber to be routinely involved in planning and leading an inmate labor team for general maintenance and construction.

All interested applicants must fill out an online application at and search with them Job ID # 503140.


  • Plans, monitors and directs the work of the inmate crews
  • Maintaining the inventory of plumbing tools and equipment
  • Repairs water heaters, sinks, toilets and boilers
  • Installs and cleans drains, fittings and water pipes
  • Implementation of general maintenance work as instructed by the supervisor
  • Drives state business
  • Perform other tasks as appropriate to the task


Requires possession and the ability to maintain a current, valid, government-issued driver’s license as required by the assignment. Employees driving in state-owned businesses are required to have driver’s license documents reviewed, maintain acceptable driving records, and complete all required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


Know about:

  • General building and preventive maintenance
  • Water heaters, water softeners, boilers, drainage, sewer systems and returns
  • Plumbing tools and implements
  • Plumbing codes
  • National and local building codes and safety practices
  • Commercial gas pipes
  • Basic blueprints
  • Basic computer skills to integrate the Microsoft Suite
  • Creation of reports and charts

Skills in:

  • Written and oral communication
  • Planning of maintenance repairs and preventive maintenance program for the system
  • Time management and organizational techniques / methods
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal and employee relationships within all organizational levels

Ability to:

  • Read and understand blueprints, circuit diagrams, and sketches
  • Reconstruction, installation and construction of utility services
  • Work in a prison environment


  • One (1) year of professional level plumbing experience


Employment requires the selected applicant to pass a background exam, drug test, and medical / physical exam.


In order to meet the needs of our employees, we offer an excellent and affordable total service package:

  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid public holidays per year
  • Robust and affordable insurance plan with options for medical, dental, lifelong, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Exceptional retirement program
  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, membership in a credit union and a wellness program
  • A commuter club with incentives and a funding program for local public transport


Positions in this classification participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

Current ADCRR Employees: Contact your local HR department if you have a different retirement plan than the one above.


If you encounter technical issues applying for this position please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

* We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. ADCRR conducts nationwide random drug testing for all employees in security-sensitive positions.

People with a disability can request reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Head of Employment at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to organize accommodation. The Arizona state government is an AA / EOE / ADA employer of decent housing.

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