Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream âœLeader College,â NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.
With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVAâ™s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nationâ™s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.
NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
General Description: Performs maintenance, installation and repairs for plumbing equipment systems on campus, while providing technical guidance to other workers and the Facility Manager. As part of plumbing work, performs work on related electrical and mechanical systems. Work with plumbing projects. Work with little supervision while following all health and safety standards. Work in a diverse college settings to produce steady and functional infrastructure and products. Serve as a trades specialist performing repairs, and partnering with other trades. Duties and Tasks: Functions in a lead capacity for all plumber projects. Repairs and maintains plumbing fixtures and equipment on campus. Repairs and maintains fire protection system on campus. Maintains all regulatory documentation associated with these items. Maintains underground systems to include sewers, grease traps and irrigation systems. Inspect facilities daily and conduct repairs or maintenance as needed. Serve as a main technical advisor for the college campus on all plumbing related topics. Essential Functions: Main technical advisor on all plumbing matters.
Required KSAs: Ability to work with little or no supervision and make sound decisions independently. Considerable knowledge of all aspects of heating and plumbing operations. Skills: Considerable skill in the use of plumbing tools including hand tools, pipe threading machines, heating and soldering torches, drills, roto-hammers, and sewer rodding machines. Demonstrated ability to read and work from blueprints, to diagnose and repair water lines and boilers to work from ladders and scaffolds, to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair water systems. Ability to provide leadership and technical guidance. Knowledge of Word, Outlook, Microsoft Office Suites, TMA. Ability to communicate proficiently in English language. Knowledge of basic math to perform day-to-day tasks. Ability to lift 25 lbs on a regular basis. Ability to function in close quarters, or cramped environment. Ability to read technical documents and drawings. Ability to follow safety guidelines at all times. Ability to be detail oriented. Possession of excellent mechanical, critical thinking and communication skills. Ability to show physical endurance, while performing lifting tasks. Required Qualifications: â¢ High School Graduate or equivalent â¢ Significant experience within the plumbing trade. â¢ Experience working with computers. applications, including Microsoft office suite. â¢ Valid Driverâ™s license and a good driving record.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.