U.S. Embassy in Kenya General Maintenance Worker Jobs in Kenya
Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FP is AA. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
•All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type :Permanent
Appointment Type Details:• Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 number of hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Basic Function of Position
Working in the Facility Management section of the Embassy, the General Maintenance Worker carries out scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and minor repair work on the plumbing system and fixtures, general welding and masonry work in all mission buildings and facilities including residential owned and leased properties.
Qualifications and Evaluations
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of plumbing and commercial or industrial HVAC/mechanical heating, refrigeration and ventilation systems is required.
Maintenance and repair of standard plumbing methods and techniques including potable water and sewage systems, motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, gravity dampers, sensors, furnaces, hydronic systems, hot water heaters and heat pumps, evaporators and condensers.
Minor component replacement of motors, valves, pumps, controls and recording instruments
Plumbing system testing procedures in control devices to monitor, diagnose faults, determine current operating capacity to the design requirements, all in accordance with US and host country regulations.
Maintenance and repair using industry aligned techniques and procedures for the modification and fabrication of various types of metal and alloy parts and equipment by use of electric and gas welding processes.
Maintenance and repair using industry aligned techniques and procedures involved in laying a variety of brick, block, stone and concrete in the construction or repair of such items as partitions, walls, walkways and roadways.
Reading and working from sketches, architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, schematics, one-line diagrams and material lists
Completion of secondary school is required and completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as awarding a Trades Certificate in a general construction field is required.
English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. (This may be tested)
Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to identify problems or dangers, report issues and provide solution.
Must be able to work as part of a team, work under pressure and a tight schedule.
Must have flexible approach to work shifts and answer emergency calls at all hours.
Must possess a valid Kenyan driver’s license with at least five (5) years of experience driving
Equal Employment Opportunity(EEO):
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, kenya may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
Hiring Preference Selection Process:
Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application.
Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
Hiring Preference Order:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.
A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
The Following Apply to Efms, Usefms, and Aefms Only:
Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.
** If selected, EFMs are expected to serve in the positon for at least one year from the date of hire, and their sponsor’s tour of duty must allow sufficient time for this.
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local Police Clearance Certificate.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
Residency and/or Work Permit
Valid Kenyan driver’s license with at least five (5) years of experience driving
Trades Certificate or License
SF-50 (if applicable)
High School Certificate
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?_ref=dmnpvitbpt0&returnToSearch=true&jnum=40405&orgId=25