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US EMBASSY JOBS - Electrician

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17/089
OPEN TO:      All Interested Candidates/ All sources
POSITION:     Electrician
OPENING DATE:    May 12, 2017
CLOSING DATE:    May 19, 2017
WORK HOURS:   Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN- 5; (Step 1- TZS 15,441,115 through Step 13- 23,161,675 per annum)
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 9**Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.
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 US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrician in the Facilities Maintenance Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITIONPerforms skilled electrical and instrumentation works for the embassy including Aid building and 112 GO Owned\LTL and STL residences . Identifies Spare Parts, Materials Items and equipment which must be repaired or replaced. Places orders into Procurement System. Completely responsible for the Building Automation System data base, Fire Alarm System maintenance and repairs, Fuel Monitoring System maintenance  and repairs and recording  systems, elevators control systems, water treatment  plants electrical and controls, water storage control systems, HVAC ductwork control systems, compound  main automatic voltage regulator inspection, compound main and secondary switchgear inspection, maintenance and repairs,  advanced building automation systems, advanced by  lighting systems and advanced building energy efficiency.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
35%Maintains repairs and install all kind of electrical equipment including kitchen equipment Office equipment, light equipment, low voltage automatic voltage regulators, HVACs and BAS System control devices, etc. Runs new wiring, installs outlets, switches and plugs. Troubleshoots existing equipment and repairs.  May perform work on air-conditioners and refrigerators of a non-technical nature not requiring the mechanic.  Installs new electrical equipment such as fans, pumps, distribution equipment, light fixtures, home appliances, etc. Must be able to wire Automatic Transfer Switches and must be able to work on Automatic Voltage Regulation equipment. Must be proficient in installation of new electrical distribution systems up to and including 5,000 amp capacity with all associated safety controls. Must be thoroughly capable of interpreting detailed electrical diagrams and diagnostic capacity must be extremely elevated.
20%Daily and weekly Conducts preventive maintenance (PM) for all BAS Systems and components electrical systems, switchgears, panels in conjunction with the AFM and FM develops a long range plan for absolute 100% equipment reliability thru scheduled PM inspections.
20%Trouble shoots the building automation systems (BAS), and keep track of performance of lighting Systems and all electrical and electronics systems (pump station, portable and waste water treatment plant) at the embassy. Troubleshoot and maintain fire alarm (FA) systems at the Embassy.
10%Researches manufacturers’ recommended spare parts, identifies new upgraded spare parts and replacement parts, enters these into the procurement system, and tracks the process until they have been safely received by the warehouse personnel.
15%Maintain records of all materials used for electrical works at the embassy and residences. Performs job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety or health hazards; conforms to established safety and health policies and procedures; properly utilizes appropriate personal protection equipment  as required by the job activity; informs supervisor of all accidents, illnesses and injuries; promptly reports unsafe or hazardous conditions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREDAll 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. 
  1. Education:Completion of Secondary School (Form IV) is required. Completion of technical vocational school or equivalent training is required.
  2. Experience:Minimum two years’ work experience on programmable logic controllers, preferably on a USG owned facility. Experience with automated fire alarm systems, Automation system experience is mandatory as well as experience on NC system, pump systems, is required.
  3. Language:Level III (good working knowledge) in English and Level IV (fluent) in Kiswahili is required. (This will be tested)
  4. Knowledge:Must have thorough knowledge in the electrical field, specializing in systems maintenance. Knowledge of external environment, shops and organization related in electrical fields is required.
  5. Skills and Abilities:Class B & D driver’s license and computer skills are required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained on our website and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office DarRecruitment@state.gov.
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: 
  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  2. AEFM / USEFM
  3. FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA: 
  1. Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. 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.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (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.
HOW TO APPLY:Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
JPEGTIFF, SkyDrive or files other than in the 2 formats specified above will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
  3. Copy of Academic certificate.
  4. For Tanzanian Nationals: Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voter ID
  5. For Other Nationals: please attach current Resident/Work Permit and copy of valid Passport. 
WHERE TO APPLY:  Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via DarRecruitment@state.gov
 Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
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(below compulsory retirement 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. 
Appendix A – DEFINITIONS
Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
  • Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
  • Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.
  • A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
  • A MOH is under COM authority;
  • A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
  • A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
  • A MOH is not an EFM;
  • A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:
  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.
Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:
  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
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