The U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Air-Conditioning Mechanic Foreman in the Facilities Maintenance Section (FMS) of the Embassy.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
• The incumbent serves as the Air-Conditioning Mechanic Foreman and supervises/coordinates activities of all tradesmen on his team; ensures that all installations, maintenance and repair work in all Mission residences and grounds are done to specification. Also maintains all records of work assignments, interprets blueprints, building plans, manufactures specifications, instruction and security regulations to workers and enforces adherence to safety regulations.
• The incumbent uses proper tools and checks all work for completion; examines equipment or makes diagnostic tests to determine the nature and extent of work necessary.
• S/he disassembles equipment and adjusts repairs or replaces defective parts or components to correct malfunction and also periodically inspects tests, cleans and services equipment.
• The incumbent is required to work both day shift, swing shift and must be available for weekend and/or after normal duty hours work when required. Drives a vehicle to the job-site and/or supervise a trade helper.
Qualification Required & Experience
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.
Completion of Secondary School or Vocational training in AC Mechanics is required.
Minimum of three years working experience in a large AC maintenance environment.
Level III (good working knowledge). Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Job holder will be able to communicate effectively with staff and members of the public in the language. (Language proficiency will be tested).
• SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have good written and oral skills in order to communicate effectively with subordinates, supervisors and clients. Must have standard level of keyboard and computer skills to include specialized software, database management, and spreadsheets for deliveries/supplies made. Must be able to read blueprints and interpret manufacturer's instructions. (Typing and computer skills will be tested). Must possess a valid local driver's license (Class B).
• JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Must know how to use the tools of the trade, and have full journeyman mechanic knowledge of established trade practices and procedures.
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:
(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) 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.
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: GHS ¢23,667.00 p.a. (Starting salary)
How To Apply For The Job
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. 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
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, certificates, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office U.S. Embassy Mailing Address:
Human Resources Office
Through the Mailroom Chancery
American Embassy, Accra
P. O. Box 194, Accra
FAX Number: 0302-741389
E-mail Address: AccraHRO@state.gov
26 January, 2016
NOTE: ALL U.S. AND NON-GHANAIAN CITIZENS, WHO ARE NOT FAMILY MEMBERS OF USG EMPLOYEES OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST AND UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY, MUST ATTACH COPIES OF THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO THEIR APPLICATIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. NO RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE PROVIDED TO THE JOB LOCATION: ACCRA, GHANA. IF TRANSPORTATION TO ACCRA IS REQUIRED, IT WILL BE THE EMPLOYEE’S RESPONSIBILITY.
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).
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.