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  • Posted on: 13 April, 2016 Deadline: 25 April, 2016
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  • The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the positions below in the Facilities Maintenance Section (FAC)

    Plumber

     

    Ref: A52029
    Department: Facilities Maintenance Section (FAC)
    Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

    Basic Function of the Position

    • The incumbent carries out skilled maintenance and repair work to the facilities’ plumbing and other related systems as necessary throughout the embassy compound buildings, its grounds and residential leased properties.
    • The position performs installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and equipment, including utility, supply and disposal systems, fixtures, fittings and equipment.
    • S/he receives written or verbal requests for maintenance or repair services, ascertains all necessary information to determine whether work is of a routine or urgent nature, and other duties as assigned.
    • S/he is directly supervised by the Maintenance Foreman - Plumbing.

    Position Requirements
    Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered:

    • Completion of Primary school is required. Completion of vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman plumber skill is required.
    • Minimum of one (1) year journeyman plumbing experience is required.
    • Level II (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
    • Full journeyman plumbing knowledge and techniques to perform residential and nonresidential installation, maintenance and repair tasks is required.
    • Must be able to use all types of plumbing tools.
    • A valid Nigerian driver’s license is required.

    Hiring Preference Selection Process
    When qualified, 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**

    Additional Selection Criteria

    • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
    • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
    • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs
    • Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
    • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
    • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

    Salary
    Or Ordinarily Resident (OR) - N2,999,666 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-04
    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
    NOR – AEFM, EFM/MOH - US$25,261
    (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-AA

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    Carpenter

     

    Ref: A52030
    Department: Facilities Maintenance Section (FAC)
    Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

    Basic Function of the Position

    • They incumbents carries out skilled maintenance and repair work to the facilities' carpentry and other related systems as necessary at the embassy compound buildings, its grounds and residential leased properties.
    • Receive written or verbal requests for maintenance or repair services, ascertains all necessary information to determine whether the work is of a routine or urgent nature and other duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements
    Note: All applicants Must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified:

    • Completion of Elementary/Primary School or Vocational training school is required.
    • Minimum of one (1) year journeyman carpentry experience is required.
    • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
    • Language Proficiency will be tested.
    • Full journeyman carpenter knowledge of established practices and procedures of the specific trade involved is required.
    • Knowledge of use of carpentry hand and electric tools, power tools, measuring and leveling equipment. Familiarity with general carpentry skills and civil or architectural system is required.
    • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings as related to carpentry. A valid Nigerian driver’s license is required.

    Hiring Preference Selection Process
    When qualified, 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**

    Importation Information

    • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran.
    • Must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.
    • Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
    • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

    Additional Selection Criteria

    • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
    • 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 (PAS) 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 the local security certification after selection.
    • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

    Salary
    Or Ordinarily Resident (OR) - N2,999,666 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-04
    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
    NOR – AEFM, EFM/MOH - US$25,261
    (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-AA

    Method of Application

    Applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

    • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
    • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
    • Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
    • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
    • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB.
    • Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
    • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

    Point of Contact: Tel: 09-461-400009-461-4000 Ext 4261

    Click here to download the Position Decriptions (PDF)

    Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

    Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)


    Note:

    • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
    • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority does have to Be assigned officially to post.
    • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

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