Civil Engineer | All Interested Applicants / All Sources | Closing: Monday, November 04, 2019

U.S. Mission South Sudan 

U.S. Mission                               Juba, South Sudan

Announcement Number:          Juba-2019 – 08

Position Title:                            Civil Engineer

Opening Date:                          Thursday, October 17, 2019

Closing Date:                           Monday, November 04, 2019

 Series/Grade:                          1105/FSN – 11

Salary:                                      $50,093.13 per annum 

For More Info:      E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:  All Interested Applicants / All Sources

                              Must demonstrate legal eligibility to work in South Sudan

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 the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in South Sudan is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Civil Engineer OBO.

The work schedule for this position is:   Full-time; 40 hour per workweek

Start Date:  Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time- 6 weeks from receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No 

Major Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                                

Construction Site Management                                                                                    50%

  • Develops an in-depth knowledge of the contractual requirements for the project.
  • Oversees the construction to ensure adherence to approved drawings and specifications; inspects construction workmanship, materials, equipment.
  • Oversees site work elements including water and sanity systems, site grading, concrete for vertical and horizontal construction, and architectural trades.
  • Monitors the work process, performs quality assurance testing and enforces safety requirements.
  • Makes cost estimates on design changes, evaluates cost proposals and contractors’ requests for adjustments.
  • Reports to the Project Director on the project’s conformity and non-conformity to approved drawings and specifications; makes recommendations on how to correct deficiencies and resolve problems during construction.
  • Purchases new or replace construction equipment such as cameras, infrared thermometers, surveying equipment, levels, plumbs, and measuring tapes. 

Contractors Management                                                                                                 25%

  • Maintains daily construction surveillance logs to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts.
  • On behalf of the owners’ interest, the Civil Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the work of contractors over the course of the project.  The Civil Engineer tracks the contractor scheduled milestones; materials, equipment, and labor used; the quality and workmanship of outputs, and provides the contractors, through the PD, observations, recommendations, and supervision.
  • Monitors the construction schedule, reviews contractors’ proposals for change, and makes recommendations to Project Director on time extension requests.
  • Reviews contractors’ invoices related to civil/structural works to ensure accuracy and completeness. 

Construction Reports and Documentation                                                                      15%

  • Reviews and analyzes material samples, shop drawings, installation manuals, and other technical documents submitted by the contractors to ensure conformity with contract requirements.
  • Prepares written reports to Project Director with analysis and recommendations on alternatives and actions, where appropriate.
  • Prepares periodic progress reports to Project Director as required.
  • Prepares and reviews engineering drawings, civil load calculations, technical specifications and cost estimates for construction change orders or to support U.S. installed equipment.
  • Makes cost estimates on design and specification alternatives as requested by Project Director; must be able to present in two-dimensional and three-dimensional drafts to illustrate engineering problems and proposed solutions. 

Liaison with Host Government                                                                                          10%

  • Liaisons with local authorities responsible for the implementation, scheduling and compliance of local building codes and construction regulations.
  • Coordinates (Title II) civil engineering services as required. 


  1. Education:

University degree or equivalent in civil engineering from an accredited institution is required

  1. Prior Work Experience:

At least five years of experience in civil engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development project, of which two years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required

  1. Post Entry Training:

On -the-job training on U.S Civil Code, OBO-specific reporting and oversight mythologies and requirements

  1. Language Proficiency: List both English and host country language (s) proficiency requirements by level (II, II) and specialization (sp/read):

Level IV (professional knowledge) in English is required and will be tested.

  1. Job Knowledge:
  • Must have professional knowledge in civil design calculation and criteria, preparation of engineering drawing and specifications.
  • Knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety and security rules.
  • Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel in order to facilitate authorization and related engagement.
  1. Skills and Abilities:
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research.
  • Professional skills in using engineering management software to maintain daily construction inspection logs
  • Ability to create civil engineering cost estimates and review civil construction drawings for code compliance
  • Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, infrared thermometers, surveying equipment, leave, plumbs, and measuring tapes.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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, working at the U.S. Mission in South Sudan may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other information:

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.


(1)  AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(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:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification on public trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

To apply for this position send your documents via For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:  Please be prepared to provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • National ID and Passport copy
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Degree with transcript

What to Expect Next:  Only applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone.

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 Juba, South Sudan.