Lead Janitor | Closing June 19, 2018


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2018-026

Position Title:                         Lead Janitor

Opening Period:                   6/6/2018 – 6/19/2018

Series/Grade:                         1301 FSN 03/FS-BB

Salary:                                     UGX 27,690,611 – UGX 40,489,793

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 Lead 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: Yes

Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, in conjunction with the Facility Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining the daily cleanliness of the Chancery and surrounding buildings.  Incumbent could be assigned work tasks to support conference room setups, AV support setup, and moving tables and chairs for various functions within the Chancery facility.  Position directly supervises twelve (12) Janitorial Staff.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of Secondary School both “O” and “A” level is required.

Download: Position Description.


EXPERIENCE:        Three years general custodial operations required with one year of supervisory experience is required.  Must have experience cleaning large scale facilities and be aware of all cleaning principles related to green environments.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be able to develop written plans and schedules, must be able to train, supervise, coordinate and assign janitors.  Knowledge on established practices, policies, and procedures of the janitorial trade is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level III English ability (good working knowledge in written, spoken and reading) is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested.)

Must be capable of performing some heavy physical work including wearing and training staff on how to use backpack HEPA filter vacuums.  Must be able to work independently and be able to perform all job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid safety and health hazards.  Must be able to properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required.  Must inform maintenance supervisor of all accidents, illnesses, injuries either experienced or witnessed on property. Must possess a valid driver’s license.  General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office Suites).

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.
  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 0414306131
  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.

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.