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The following is intended to be a summary of best practices for posting jobs online that comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act.

PHCC Career Center prohibits any posting that requires U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence in the U.S. as a condition of employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or government contract and requires that all employers treat equally U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees, and refugees in recruitment or hiring.

Please avoid the following language in job postings:

Only U.S. Citizens
Citizenship requirement*
Only U.S. Citizens or Green Card Holders
H-1Bs Only
Must have a U.S. Passport
Must have a green card

*UNLESS U.S. citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.

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You can also view Look At The Facts. Not At The Faces. Your Guide To Fair Employment which can be found at


It is illegal for an employer to publish a job posting that shows a preference for or discourages someone from applying for a job because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. For example, a job posting that seeks "recent college graduates" may discourage people over 40 from applying and may violate the law.

It is also illegal for an employer to recruit new employees in a way that discriminates against them. For example, an employer's reliance on word-of-mouth recruitment by its mostly Hispanic work force may violate the law if the result is that almost all new hires are Hispanic.

How To Create Job Postings That Attract Top Talent

Creating a job posting that produces great candidates is easy if you remember one thing: it’s an advertisement for your association, not a job description. Too often, job postings are developed from internal job descriptions, which result in messages that fail to promote an association’s unique value proposition as an employer or attract response from A-level players. By using the following simple steps, you can create a competitive advantage and succeed in hiring top talent.

Step 1: Make a list covering…
  1. The personality traits that fit your association’s culture.
  2. The education and experience required or preferred.
  3. The primary responsibilities of the position.
  4. The unique features of working at your association.

Step 2: Put yourself in the candidates’ shoes by answering these questions…
  1. What would compel you to make a job change?
  2. What would attract your attention in a job posting?
  3. What information would you want to glean from a job posting?

Step 3: Use your marketing skills…
  1. Create a compelling headline and subhead.
  2. Write a brief intro paragraph to express your association’s mission, vision and values.
  3. Tie the responsibilities of the position to your association’s overall direction and goals.
  4. Use bullet points to highlight required (or preferred) skills and characteristics.
  5. Describe your offer package to include any special benefits, incentives and professional development opportunities.

Keep in mind that the most talented people have many options available to them including search firms, direct access to competitors, and infinite networking opportunities. However, they do review recruitment ads and if your job posting is especially inspiring and interesting, you will attract high-caliber candidates who can make a difference for your association.

Sample Job Posting


Plumber Wanted (licensed).
This is the first time we been looking to add to our service department in almost four years. We are a service, repair and remodeling shop in the Tri Cities area. We are an eight truck outfit specializing in residential work. Many benefits including ongoing sales training program. Great starting base pay with the opportunity to increase your salary based on your commitment to our sales philosophy. Stuck in a rut? Has every job you’ve ever held failed to live up to your expectations? Give me a call at xxx-xxx-xxxx and ask for the Boss.


HVAC Service Technician
Are you among the best of the Best? Do you enjoy building relationships with clients while giving them the only the best Service? Are you "clean cut" with a good driving record? Does being a team player appeal to you? Have you ever felt the frustration of being paid the same no matter how hard you work? Would you like to paid for what you do, not how long it takes? Does earning $50,000-&70.00G or more + benefits interest you?

At XYZ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling we operate a truly unique & innovative company, dedicated to "more than satisfied" employees as well as clients. We currently have opportunities for 1 to 2 special individuals. If you think you can qualify, and the above is of interest to you, please send a resume to: address or call Mr. Company Owner xxx-xxx-xxxx


Plumber – Master Plumbers – Journeyman Plumbers
Tricity Area — SIGN UP BONUS $$!!!!
XYZ Plumbing – Anywhere USA – XXX-XXX-XXXX

Plumber - Service Technician - SIGN UP BONUS $$!!!!
Residential Plumbing experience preferred!
Master Plumbers - Journeyman Plumbers

Do your Best.
Work with the Best.
Be recognized as the Best.

Come join our growing team! Guided by values of extraordinarily reliable, same day service and strong customer relationships, and over 20 years have grown to become one of the leading residential & commercial plumbing companies in the Tri City region.

We are currently searching for a highly-skilled, licensed, Journeyman & Master Plumbers to provide exceptional service to customers throughout the Tri City regions. If you are licensed, experienced, and possess a positive and enthusiastic approach to customer service, we want to talk to you.


Qualified applicants will hold an active Maryland or Virginia journeyman or master plumbing license and possess experience in residential service work.

The Service Technician is responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal. Performs a variety of services ranging from faucets repairs to water header installations and plumbing systems replacements for residential customers while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

Install, repair and maintain plumbing systems and fixtures.

Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems, water supply networks and waste and drainage systems.

Plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. These piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids.

Provide excellent customer service to residential customers by educating them on plumbing services recommended in their home if a foreseeable and/or hazardous condition is detected.

Identify required tools and special equipment

Select the type and size of pipe required

Locate and mark positions for connections and fixtures

Install supports and hangers for pipe, fixtures and equipment

Assemble and install valves and fittings

Install, repair and maintain water treatment equipment, piping and controls

Install, repair and maintain underground storm sanitary and water piping systems

Install, repair and maintain sinks, tubs and toilets

Install, repair and maintain water heaters and conditioners

Install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures, appliances and trim

Test pipe systems and fixtures for leaks

Perform scheduled maintenance service on plumbing systems and fixtures

Apply all codes to installations, repairs and maintenance

Ensure all requirements as specified by the manufacturer of systems and fixtures are met

Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance are properly sized, aligned, supported and graded

Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance meet the requirements of the appropriate codes

Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance meet environmental protection


Ability to drive a company service truck safely at all times and to maintain a clean driving record.

Strong analytical and problems solving skills

Ability to make sound business decisions

Excellent written, verbal communications and listening skills.

Excellent time management skills

Ability to sell services to customers in an effective and satisfactory manner; assist the customer in choosing the best service option and products and strive to win referrals and repeat business.

Ability to maintain a clean, organized job site

Ability to maintained a well inventoried service truck

Honesty and trustworthiness in dealing with customers

Demonstrate sound work ethic

Ability to work a varying schedule depending on company s needs; work off-shift with minimal notice if required, including holidays and weekends

Ability to participate in training sessions and company meetings

Accuracy and timely invoicing, timesheets and other daily paperwork.

Must possess a Journeyman or Master Plumber Certification in Plumbing from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution.

Two years of residential plumbing experience preferred

Disclaimer: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Position Highlights:
  • Competitive wages
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Fully stocked, take home company truck, EZ pass, gas card and cell phone. No need to come to the shop every day!
  • All shifts available, help create your own work schedule, NO ON-CALL!
  • Voluntary product and systems training
  • Weekly paycheck with direct deposit option
  • Opportunity for growth to a management position
  • Thriving customer base and stable work environment

Benefits Include:
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Term Life
  • 401k
  • Paid PTO time
  • Paid Holidays