U.S. Embassy In Nairobi Hiring Electrical Technician

U.S. Embassy In Nairobi Hiring Electrical Technician
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Duties

The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisory Building Engineer in the Facility Management Office. The position holder is employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman electrician level, to International Building Code (IBC) standards, throughout all facilities on the New Embassy Compound (NEC) to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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EXPERIENCE:  

A minimum of three (3) years’ experience journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry. 

This experience should also include a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience on similar sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements.

Use and implementation of IBC standards, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

The incumbent must know how to install circuits and electrical apparatuses, diagnose electrical problems in circuitry, make repairs that meet or exceed the standards of the IBC, and what constitutes proper preventive maintenance. 

Must know how to use diagnostic equipment and be able to analyze readings to determine what and where the electrical problem is located. 

Must know how to use safety equipment when working near energized equipment and parts. 

Must know how to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings, schematics, manufacturers shop drawings, and performance curve charts and graphs. 

Must have a thorough knowledge of ohms law and how to apply its formulas to circuit analysis. 

Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical systems, switchgear, , lighting and power outlets, equipment, and control wiring. 

Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized. 

General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office).  Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required and completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the electrical field is required. 

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The incumbent will have completed courses of study covering the principles of AC and DC circuitry, power distribution, control wiring, circuit ampacity and safe wiring practices for office and residential buildings, use of diagnostic equipment and electrical meters, and commercial wiring standards including power generation and distribution.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  

English level II (Limited Knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required

Kiswahili level III (Good knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is also required. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

The incumbent shall have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power generating and distribution systems, lighting and power branch circuit systems and components, and taking equipment readings with various meters.

Must be skilled and comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs. 

Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building electrical systems, and work with the mechanical technicians when repairs or replacement of control circuits, wiring, and associated devices needs to be performed. 

Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials in English. 

Must have an analytical mind to take cause and affect problems and diagnose the root cause creating the deficiency in the operating system or equipment. 

Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors, the supervising engineer, the FM, and upper management  providing pertinent information and technical jargon and translating it into laymen terminology. 

A driver’s license (5 years’ experience) is required. 

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.

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Must be organized.

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.Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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. 

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** 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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Police Clearance Certificate. 

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• High Certificate
• Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the electrical field.
• Driver’s License (5 years)

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)Next Steps:

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 Nairobi, Kenya.

Close Period :  06/27/2024

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