Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- For USEFM – FS is 8. Actual FS 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 the probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrician Technician (NEC).
The work schedule for this position is: Full-time (44 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
The incumbent reports directly to the Building Engineer Supervisor/Electrical Engineer in the Facility Management office. The position holder is employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman electrician level, to International Building Code standards, throughout all facilities on the Embassy Compound including office buildings, grounds, outbuildings, ancillary structures, and residential-owned/leased properties.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE:- A minimum of three (3) years experience journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry. This should include a minimum of two (2) years of work experience on similar-sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements. Use and implementation of International Building Code (IBC) standards, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects.
Education:- Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of the vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman-level technicians with specialization in the Electrical field is required.
The Incumbent will have completed courses of study covering the principles of AC and DC circuitry, power distribution, control wiring, circuit ampacity and safe wiring practices for office and residential buildings, use of diagnostic equipment and electrical meters, and commercial wiring standards including power generation and distribution.
- Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)
- Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent shall have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power generating and distribution systems, lighting and power branch circuit systems and components, and taking equipment readings with various meters. Must be skilled and comfortable using 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 systems, and work with the mechanical technicians when repairs or replacement of control circuits, wiring, and associated devices needs to be performed. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials in English. Must have an analytical mind to take cause and effect problems and diagnose the root cause creating the deficiency in the operating system or equipment. 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; communicating orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors, the supervising engineer, the FM, and upper management providing pertinent information and technical jargon and translating it into laymen terminology. A driver’s license is required. Must have Auto/Grade 2 or above valid Ethiopian driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized. (These may be tested)
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 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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 **
* IMPORTANT: 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 the 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.
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Deadline: Oct 2, 2023