U.S. Mission Dili, Timor-Leste
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2016-24
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: Lead Maintenance Technician
OPENING DATE: December 16, 2016
CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 $9,659 per annum (Starting salary)
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7*
*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 Dili, Timor-Leste is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Lead Maintenance Technician.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Deputy Maintenance Supervisor, reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor and through the Management Officer. The position directs maintenance of buildings, grounds, equipment, vehicles & motorbikes, generators and accessories at US Government office buildings and residences to ensure maximum efficiency and favorable appearance. Directly supervises 08 locally employed staff, indirectly supervises 18 locally employed staff and monitors 06 contract cleaning staff. Coordinates maintenance tasks with private contractors performing work at Government residences and offices. Acts as the Maintenance Supervisor during his absence.
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: Two years of College Studies in the areas of civil or electrical engineering or construction and building management is required
- EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in facilities/building/construction management is required, at least 1 year of experience directly supervising employees is required.
- LANGUAGE: Level III English and Level III in Tetum or Bahasa are required.
- SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be extremely well organized with computer skills. Must have a driver’s license and be experienced in driving cars and vans. Must have the ability to write detailed specifications, and analyze contractor proposals to the best interest of the USG. Must deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of local and overseas contractors.
- JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge of buildings and grounds maintenance operations is required, as well as familiarity with U.S. standards and codes, regulations, and practices.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://timor-leste.usembassy.gov and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office MagnoAG@state.gov
SELECTION PROCESS: 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:
- USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- 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.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
- Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
- Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
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).
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office Amalia G. Magno
E-mail Address: MagnoAG@state.gov
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.