The U.S. Embassy Kampala Human Resources Office encourages interested job applicants to apply for the below open position. Please note applications can only be received from the on-line recruitment service using the link http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/.You will be required to register as part of the process.
You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email. Please follow all instructions carefully. We are unable to respond to individual inquiries. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted at the address they provide.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 13-17
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources
OPENING DATE: May 10, 2017
CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-4 Ugshs 30,888,655 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-AA*
*Final Grade/Step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrician.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the Embassy Compound building, grounds and residential owned/leased properties. Work assignments which include: hardware, associated peripherals, configuration, optimization, repair of electrical power distribution, voltage regulators, transformers, switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems and lighting systems will be directed by the Facility Manager and/ or an assigned supervisor.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
EDUCATION: The position requires successful completion of secondary school. Completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in electrical principles and application.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ of broad experience in operations and maintenance of building electrical power and lighting systems and associated equipment. A minimum of 2 years of experience must be as an Electrical Technician working with large, modern, commercial or Government office building in operations and maintenance. Knowledge of US building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards is highly desirable.
LANGUAGE: Level III in both English and host country language written, and spoken proficiency required. This will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent shall have the skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power and lighting systems and components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs. Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building electrical power and lighting systems and work with the controls technicians on associated devices. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications and related materials in English. Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information. A driver’s license is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent shall possess job knowledge to include general computer literacy, basic math and the ability to use measurement tools needed to lay out and cut shaped, threaded, and joined materials. Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical power and lighting systems and equipment with a specialty in controls. Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized. General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office). Knowledge of US building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards is high desired.
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
FS on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
All applications must be submitted online.
Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief. Job source: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs