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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: May 19, 2022
  • A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Maintenance Mechanic

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-062RA
    Location: Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE - 1210 6
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 48 hour per week
    Promotion Potential: LE-6
    Appointment Type: Permanent


    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
    • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
    • Start Date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
    • Supervisory Position: No
    • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
    • Travel Required: Not Required.


    • Basic Function of the Position – The incumbent is assigned to the Facilities Maintenance Section and is directly supervised by the Building Engineer for all assigned duties.
    • Job holder carries out preventive maintenance, repair, installation, modification, trouble-shooting, overhaul, testing adjustment and calibration of various diesel generators, automatic transfer switches, fuel tanks, batteries and chargers, transformers and associated mechanical and electrical systems.
    • Incumbent receives written or verbal requests for maintenance services and ascertains all of the information to determine whether the work is of a routine or emergency nature.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School or Technical Training College and three (3) years of journey man knowledge in maintenance and repair of standby generator and/or uninterrupted power supply systems is required.


    • Minimum of five (5) years experience in generator trouble-shooting, repairing and installation is required. 

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must possess job knowledge to include general computer literacy. Knowledge of normal, diesel engines, electrical alternators, complete preventive maintenance procedures is required.


    • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
    • Must hold a valid Nigerian driver's license.
    • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.


    • Good working knowledge in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to use measurement tools needed to lay out and cut shaped, threaded, and joined materials is required.
    • Ability to lift and carry tools, equipment, or parts with a maximum weight of 25 kg as well as climb ladders to reach equipment platforms and roofs of buildings to access control panels is required.
    • Ability to operate forklifts for lifting or moving of generators, diesel tanks and other heavy items related to the job is required. 

    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:

    • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

    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:

    • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
    • AEFM / USEFM
    • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights.


    • 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. 
    • 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.

    Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

    • For USEFM - FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources.

    Marketing Statement:

    • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


    • NGN 5,800,916 annually.
    • USD $34,021 annually.

    Benefits and Other Info
    Agency Benefits:

    • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria 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.

    Method of Application

    Important Information

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
    • To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process. 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
    • Secondary School / High School Diploma
    • Training / Trade Certificates
    • Drivers License

    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 Lagos, Nigeria.
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