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Title:  BGS Master Plumber

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  1292
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Brattleboro, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $20.88 to $25.73

The Department of Buildings and General Services is seeking a Master Plumber. A vehicle for daily travel and tools will be provided. This position is responsible for plumbing installation and design, as well as maintenance of routine and complex plumbing work. Duties also include oversight of contracted work. The pay range for this position is $20.88 to $25.73 per hour, depending on experience.


This position has the option of being based out of Brattleboro, White River, or Springfield.

Who May Apply

This position, Master Plumber (Job Requisition #1292), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Mike Kuban at

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

Class Definition

Highly skilled plumbing installation and maintenance work for the Department of Buildings and General Services involving the design, installation, and maintenance of routine and complex plumbing work and oversight of contracted work. Work is performed under the direction of Facilities Supervisor or District Facilities Manager.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed at state buildings including correctional facilities and psychiatric care facilities. Contact with inmates and patients may be anticipated. Incumbents may encounter harassment or hostile behavior, and must be able to respond in a calm and professional manner. Must be able to climb ladders, lift weights up to 75 pounds, and work in cramped, wet, or poorly ventilated areas. Plumbing repairs may entail exposure to raw sewage, for which protective clothing must be worn. This position may require emergency response to calls outside of regular work hours. Some potential for physical injury may be present. Position requires possession of a valid driver's license.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND must possess a current valid State of Vermont Master Plumber's License.

Preferred Qualifications

A valid, current drivers license is required.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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