Painter | Kampala-2022-039 | Closing: September 30, 2022


U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2022-039
Position Title: Painter
Opening Period: 9/15/2022 – 09/30/2022
Series/Grade: FSN 04/FP-BB
Salary: UGX 34,031,362
For More Info:
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 Trades Helper (Chancery/GSO Warehouse).

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

Download: Detailed Position description | PD, PAINTER

Duties: Responsible for the full range of painter trade skills at the journey level including surface cleaning and preparation, sanding, plastering and stucco work, minor repair of wooden moldings, door frames, windows and thresholds prior to painting and refinishing, as well as the entire range of painting, lacquering, and varnishing work required in Embassy as part of Post’s scheduled preventive maintenance program.

Painting 40%

Paints and varnishes walls, doors, windows and moldings, and performs necessary minor repairs prior to paining.  

Installation 20%

Hangs wall coverings, and installs carpet, wood molding and linoleum flooring. 

Supplies Management 15%

Advises the Maintenance Supervisor of the types of paint and materials required and estimates the quantity to be 


Advices 15%

Advises the supervisor on the scheduling of jobs, estimating time and material requirements. Installs wallpaper, fiberglass wall covering, carpet, and floor tiles (linoleum) in accordance with generally accepted trade practice.

Other duties 10%

Qualifications and Evaluations 

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school plus completion of vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman-painting skills is required.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of Two (2) years of journeyman painting experience is required.  

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have full journeyman painting knowledge of established practices and procedures of the painting trade is required. Must have basic knowledge of local vendors of necessary services/materials.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: English level II (Limited knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   The incumbent must be able to use all tools of the trade 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*


(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: 

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: 

2. For further assistance call 0414-306001

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.