Lead Maintenance Technician job post at U.S Embassy

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Job Description

Job Category:
NGO – Non Government Organisations jobs in Uganda

Job Location:

Education Level:

Years Of Experience

3 years

Job Details

Job Duties and Responsibilities

U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2023-009
Position Title: Lead Maintenance Technician
Opening Period: 02/06/2023 – 02/17/2023
Series: 1210
Series/Grade: FSN 6/FP-8
Salary: UGX 44,197,171/-
For More Info: KampalaHRLERecruitment@state.gov
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 Lead Maintenance Technician.

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: Yes

Duties: Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the full range of installation, maintenance and repair of systems and equipment, and assigning in-house personnel to execute requirements based on evaluation.

Consults with contractors regarding installation of or repair to equipment and systems supporting embassy infrastructure, utilities, associated equipment associated with primary and secondary equipment, electrical distribution systems, lighting systems, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, plumbing systems, and security systems.

Oversees personnel assigned to the management and maintenance of the building automation system (BAS), HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and preventative maintenance of the facility.

Advises the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor on design specifications, material cost estimates and reviews drawings regarding aspects of the facility. Assumes the responsibility of all duties assigned to the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor in the event of his/her absence.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD Lead Maintenance Technician

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school and completion of 2 years vocational training or apprenticeship diploma recognized as producing an individual with technical expertise is required


EXPERIENCE: Three years’ experience of air conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trade is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: English Level 3 – Good working knowledge; written & spoken is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate various hand tools, powered equipment and instruments is required. Ability to produce journeyman level quality of work is required. General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office). Use of basic arithmetic to understand length, width, depth, and weight. Basic typing skills required; and ability to lift maximum weight of 25 kilos.

Must hold a valid drivers’ license with classes B, CM, DL.

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: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:

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:


For further assistance call 0414-306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.
Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
A level certificates
Vocational Training Certificate
Diploma certificate
Valid Driver’s license of classes B, CM, DL.
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
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.


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To apply for this job please visit ug.usembassy.gov.


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