Janitor | Kampala-2023-037 | Closing: 04.28.2023


U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:       Kampala-2023-037
Position Title:                         Janitor
Opening Period:                   04/24/2023 – 04/28/2023
Series/Grade:                         FSN 01/FP-DD
Salary:                                     UGX 23,162,831
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. https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Janitor.

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


Custodial Work and Housekeeping                                                                                          

  • Performs cleaning duties as assigned including but not limited to cleaning floors and carpets of offices, corridors and other areas by mopping, vacuum cleaning and sweeping.
  • Cleans restrooms, scrubs and waxes floors, disinfects, and deodorizes lavatories. Replaces soap, deodorizers, towels, and toilet tissues.
  • Polishes and cleans mirrors and windows, dusts and polishes woodwork and other office furniture.
  • Keeps pedestrian pathways, steps, walkways, work areas clear of clutter, refuse, and trash.
  • Uses appropriate and approved cleaning products, chemical solutions, and cleaning equipment.
  • Collects and bags all garbage and ensures proper disposal of waste materials.
  • Moves or rearranges chairs, tables, desks, and other furniture for thorough cleaning operations.
  • Uses all equipment and supplies (brooms, mops, buckets, vacuums, buffer machines, cleaning supplies, hand /moving carts etc.) as per safety guidelines.
  • Addresses customers’ concerns regarding housekeeping services.
  • Informs supervisor of any cleaning equipment that may need repair or replacement.
  • Organize Custodial storage areas.
  • Other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.

Download: Detailed position Description | PD, Custodian

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of primary school is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Six months of janitorial or general cleaning experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have adequate knowledge of cleaning and the use of housekeeping materials. Knowledge of current developments concerning new cleaning agents, techniques, and equipment. Must be aware of safety requirements of cleaning related chemicals and identify and report unsafe practices. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations, including safe handling of standard cleaning chemicals. Must understand and know how to use safety equipment such as a fire extinguisher.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level II (Limited Knowledge) reading/writing/speaking of English is required. Luganda level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


  • Ability to physically perform basic manual tasks.
  • Ability to use cleaning tools and equipment maintaining safety for self and others.
  • Must be able to lift and move objects and ensure hand/eye coordination effectively.
  • May be required to stand, bend and/or work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with customers.

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: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or 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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Primary Leaving level certificate
  • 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.