Housing Clerk | Closing December 31, 2019


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2019-053

Position Title:                         Housing Clerk

Opening Period:                   12/17/2019 – 12/31/2019

Series/Grade:                         0820 FSN 06/FP-8

Salary:                                     UGX 43,091,326

For More Info:                        KampalaHR@state.gov

Who May Apply:                     All Interested Applicants / All Sources

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

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 Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Housing Clerk.

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.

Download: Position description.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Acts as point of contact and coordinator for all landlord-funded residential housing repairs, make-readies, and terminations and serves as liaison between the General Services Office and Facilities Maintenance Section (FM) in scheduling such work in conjunction with on-going work orders.   Coordinates with FM, Property, POSHO, RSO, and IRM to ensure that required repairs, furnishings, safety upgrades, security measures, and telephones are in place in time for new arrivals.  Conducts arrival and departure inspections at residences as part of GSO Check-In and Check-Out.  Verifies accuracy of utility bills and landlord-funded repair invoices.  Works with landlord to explain US Mission standards and requirements for residential housing.  Reports to General Services Officer (GSO) but must liaise directly with Facilities Maintenance Manager (FMM).

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school is required.


EXPERIENCE:  At least Two (2) years experience in real estate management, logistics, hospitality, or office administration is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Ability to obtain working knowledge of US Department of State housing and leasing standards, basic local journeyman work practices, and residential safety and security standards.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: English level IV (Fluent) reading and writing is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Cross cultural communication skills capable of mediating conflicting interests of American Embassy residents, facilities maintenance staff, and landlords.  Must be tactful, yet effective, in dealing with American personnel relative to the status of their arrival and departure inspections, demonstrating exemplary customer service.

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: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

  1. 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. 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.

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.