VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-18
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources
POSITION: Air Condition Technician
OPENING DATE: March 19, 2018
CLOSING DATE: March 30, 2018
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN 5– Ugshs 34,509,568 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-9 *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 Air Conditioning Technician.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the HVAC Supervisor, the Heating/Ventilation & Air Conditioner (HVAC) Mechanic performs maintenance and/or repairs to the chillers, coolers, air handlers and other air conditioning systems in U.S. Government offices and residences, locates the source of any problems, makes necessary repairs, and performs scheduled preventive maintenance.
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: Completion of secondary school (A&O level) is required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of air conditioning work in a large organization or HVAC company is required.
LANGUAGE: Level III English (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing ability is required, level I either Luganda or Kiswahili language (rudimentary speaking/reading/writing) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to read and interpret operation and safety procedures, understand operational drawings and technical publications and use measuring/testing equipment, including test manifold, vacuum pumps, avo-meter digital clamp ampere, air speed gauges and air balance instruments, meager, electric leak detectors, etc. Must be able to work independently. Must be capable of performing some heavy physical work. Must be able to perform all job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety or health hazards. Must be able to conform to established safety and health policy and procedures. Must be able to properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the job activity. Must report unsafe or hazardous conditions. Must inform the supervisor of all accidents, illnesses and injuries. Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office products required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must know the location and operating parameters of specific building systems that support the facility in order not to disrupt critical operations when performing maintenance and repairs. This knowledge is important when following scheduled maintenance work and repairs. Location information will be gained after meeting hiring requirements.
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:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- 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:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. 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).