Lead Carpenter Re-advertised | Closing July 3rd, 2018


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2018-029

Position Title:                         Lead Carpenter Re-advertised

Opening Period:                   6/20/2018 – 7/03/2018

Series/Grade:                         FSN 05 FSN 1210

Salary:                                     UGX 34,509,568 – UGX 50,718,244

For More Info:                        KampalaHR@state.gov

Who May Apply:                       All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust 

Duration Appointment:        Indefinite

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 Lead Carpenter.

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: Yes

Duties: 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.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary school (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.

­OR Completion of O’ level with Five years of journeyman carpentry experience is required and an additional two years of progressive responsibility in managing journeyman carpenters 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


LANGUAGE:  Level III (good working knowledge) writing/speaking/reading English is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested.)

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.

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 Secret security clearance.  Applicants must create a profile in order to be able to apply for the position. Please follow the link below to create one before you apply for the job.

You will receive a notification after creating the profile. Please proceed to the career page and apply for the job after creating a profile.


To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents using the link below:


For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ . For further assistance call 0414306001.

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.