General Services Assistant | Closing: 06 Feb, 2020


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2020-005

Position Title:                         General Services Assistant

Opening Period:                   01/23/2020 – 02/06/2020

Series/Grade:                         FP-6

Salary:                                     USD 42,149 (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Who May Apply:                      U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

(Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Security Clearance Required:      Public Trust clearance

Duration Appointment:                 FMA not to exceed 5 years

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 Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of General Services Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week

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

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Assists the Assistant General Services Officer (A/GSO) in all day-to-day operations of the Property/Supply and Housing sections. Reports directly to the A/GSO.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of a University Degree in liberal arts, business administration or sciences is required.

Download: Position Description


EXPERIENCE:  Three years’ experience as a staff manager/supervisor is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a good working knowledge of Department of State or associated agency General Services and Facilities Maintenance regulations and procedures in general and detailed knowledge of those instructions and procedures which apply to the assigned tasks.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level IV English speaking and writing ability is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Must be tactful, yet effective, in dealing with American personnel relative to inventories of household furnishings and equipment.  Must have advanced typing and computer skills, in particular those dealing with spreadsheets and data organization.  Must have the ability to learn complex USG database systems, such as WebPass and ILMS.

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.

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*

(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:

How to Apply: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:

  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

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

  • DS-174
  • Degree/ education transcripts
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

 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 Uganda.