VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 15-18
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources
POSITION: Lead Carpenter
OPENING DATE: March 16, 2018
CLOSING DATE: March 29, 2018
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN 5– Ugshs 34,509,568 p.a. Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-9 *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Lead Carpenter.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for creating, developing, and repairing wood works at the Chancery as well as other locations as necessary. Incumbent supervises a staff of six carpenters to ensure that make-ready residences are completed on time and all aspects of the carpentry shop are maintained in a safe and clean environment.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school both “O” and “A” level is required.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of journeyman carpentry experience is required; an additional two years of progressive responsibility in managing journeyman carpenters is required.
LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) spoken/written of English is required. This will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to use all tools of the trade; must be able to use Microsoft Office Suites; must have a valid driver’s license. Lifting techniques; and basic keyboard skills is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a good technical understanding of carpentry and woodworking systems and equipment. Knowledge of U.S. building, trade, construction, fire and safety codes and standards is required.
Download: Position Description.
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP**
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
- Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
- Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).