Job at U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda : Electrical Lead Technician (Deadline: 02 July 2018)
Vacancy Announcement – June 18, 2018
U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda
Announcement Number: Kigali – 2018 – 24
Position Title: Electrical Lead Technician
Opening Period: June 18, 2018 – July 02, 2018
Series/Grade: LE (1210) 7 / FS-07
Salary: RWF 11,041,584 (Annual Gross Salary)
USD 36,218 (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
For More Info: E-mail Address: [email protected]
Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employeesbefore you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Lead Technician.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (number of hours per week – 40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of
receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: The incumbent reports directly to the NEC Superintendent in the Facility Management office. The position holder is employed as an Electrical Lead Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman electrician level, to International Building Code standards, throughout all facilities on the New Embassy Compound (NEC) to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties.
The incumbent is a lead technician responsible for overseeing the work activities of multi-trade FAC technicians assigned to the NEC; Elect/Gen Tech, Maintenance Man, Welder, carpenter and Mason/Painter. This position is not a rater or direct supervisor. Serves as lead technician overseeing daily work for electrical, welding, carpentry, masonry, and general maintenance.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training or apprenticeship leading to a Journeyman Level Certificate as an electrical technician is required.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years of journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry is required. Minimum 2 years of this work experience on similar sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements is required.
Use and implementation of International Building Code (IBC) standards, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects is required.
LANGUAGE: Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required
and Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of Kinyarwanda is required.
(This will be tested.)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A valid driver’s license is required; must have a clean driving record.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security
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.
Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda 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:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) 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 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.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional
employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS- 174) which is available on Embassy, Kigali website: https://rw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- High School Diploma
- Professional Certificate or License
- Driver’s License
- Professional Certificate
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- List of references
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda.