Laborer (Automotive janitor) | Kampala-2023-005 | 01.25.2023

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:       Kampala-2023-005
Position Title:                         Laborer (Automotive janitor)
Opening Period:                   1/19/2023 – 1/25/2023
Series/Grade:                         FSN 2/FP-CC
Salary:                                     UGX 26,771,244
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 Laborer (Automotive 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

Duties:  Assigned to the General Services Office (GSO), primarily Motor pool, the position performs basic car cleaning tasks in support of GSO Motor pool and laborer duties at the Chancery or GSO Annex.  Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD Laborer (Automotive janitor)

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of elementary school is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Two years of vehicle maintenance, driving duties or general cleaning work experience is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE:  English level II (Limited knowledge) written & spoken is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to physically able perform arduous tasks as well as work independently.
  • Must be able to use hand tools, cleaning tools and operate motorized equipment and vehicles.
  • Must be able to perform basic tasks, manual duties, and proper handling of equipment and materials.
  • Must be able to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as eyewear, and safety shoes.
  • Must be able to perform assign tasks in all types of weather, and environmental weather conditions to include at times severe cold, extreme heat, wet or dry weather conditions, and high winds.
  • Must have a valid and current Class B driver’s license. Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minumum of 5 years.
  • Must be able to use a computer only for annual trainings, such as ethics training, mitigating unconsciousbias, etc.

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(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:

https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

  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.

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.