Job Title: Electrical Technician (FSN-6)
Vacancy Announcement No. 2011-30 December 14, 2011
Open To : All Interested persons
Position : Electrical Technician (FSN-6)
Opening Date : Immediate
Closing Date : January 4, 2012
Work Hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week
The U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura is seeking an individual for the position of Electrical Technician (FSN-6) for
the Facility Management section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the
New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC) buildings, grounds and residential
owned/leased properties. Work assignments which includes hardware, associated peripherals,
configuration, optimization, repair of electrical power distribution, voltage regulators, transformers,
switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems and lighting systems will
be directed by the Facility Manager or an assigned Supervising Engineer.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 100% OF TIME
Employed as an Electrical Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the New
Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC) buildings, grounds and residential
owned/leased properties. Work assignments will be directed by the Facility Manager or an assigned
Operation Support (50 % OF TIME)
1. Performs hands-on repairs of the electrical power and lighting system and other building electrical
systems. Included but not limited to, emergency generator controls, fire alarm control, fire
suppression systems, panel boards, UPS system, automatic transfer switches, relay controls,
programmable control systems for switch gear, medium voltage transformers, motor control
centers, and lighting fixtures. Ensures that all assigned repairs are accomplished promptly and
completely with manufactures repair or replacement requirements.
2. Performs preventive maintenance on the electrical power and lighting system and related
components to maintain system operation and reliability to ensure uninterrupted power and
continuous air supply to critical facilities, equipment and systems. Responds to scheduled,
unscheduled and preventive maintenance work orders generated by the Computerized
Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The current program for the Department of State is
Work Order for Windows (WOW).
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3. Inspects, tests, evaluates, calibrates and updates electrical power and lighting system and wiring to improve reliability and to assure dependability, safety and compliance. Inspects facilities (including houses, temporary trailers, buildings, etc); equipment (e.g. fire safety, generators, compressors, etc.); systems (e.g. electrical, lighting, power sources, and HVAC/plumbing where applicable, etc.); and work of vendors to determine condition of facilities, safe operation of equipment, quality and safety of work, and scheduled maintenance. Provides routine inspections on all systems, as required by manufacturer requirements, and advises the Facility Manager and Supervising Engineer in writing of problems and recommendations.
4. Removes, relocates, repairs, installs and tests electrical equipment to maintain occupant comfort and equipment protection in buildings and structures to maintain occupant comfort and equipment protection in buildings and structures. Also, restores operations of non-functioning equipment.
5. Orders and stocks building supplies, materials and parts (e.g. motors, wiring, hardware, paints, tools, mechanical parts, chemicals etc.) to replace materials consumed and assure their availability for assigned projects, scheduled maintenance, and emergency responses.
6. Ensures proper use of time, tools, materials and parts and provides data on all completed preventive maintenance task, spares, and consumables.
7. Responds to 24-hour emergency calls to repair remote generator systems and assigned work area during off-duty hours.
Maintenance Support: (40% OF TIME)
1. Maintains electrical power and lighting systems, drafts and submits reports to the Facility Manager (FM) or supervising engineer detailing operational proficiency. Reports consist of power consumption, evaluations and historical data reviews, and depicting systems performance requirements. Receives reports and logs generated by the BAS and Controls Tech to act upon and enhance systems performance. Provides contractor design information for proposed renovation or new construction work and assists LES Facility Maintenance staff in the performance of in-house projects.
2. Assists in preparation of Statements of Work (SOW) and construction documents for repairs, new construction and renovation work. Assistance includes obtaining telephone/written estimates and quotes of materials and equipment needed for repairs and the completion of job tasks. Monitors contractors work for providing products and services as the terms and conditions of the contract. Assists in developing punch lists, testing, and inspections as required to ensure quality services and construction work and assists LES Facility Maintenance personnel in the performance of in-house projects.
3. Assists in providing guidance to other LES Facility Maintenance personnel and vendors/contractors in the correct operation of equipment, use of diagnostic devices and materials used to complete required maintenance activities, general operations, and future expansion projects.
4. Assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for building systems equipment and associated electrical devices.
Logistic Support: (10% OF TIME)
1. Contributes to the safety program of the facility. Insures work does not present health problems or risk of injury to workers or other employees or visitors.
2. Remains current on job specific expertise through various sources (e.g. trade publications, trade shows, vendor communication, etc.) to keep abreast of the latest technological developments and products to improve generator reliability.
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3. Collateral duty assignments will be at the discretion of the Facility Manager but could include the following: Additional mechanic duties, Assistant POSHO, Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and/or Escort. Participates in LES Facility Maintenance personnel training programs sponsored by DOS, manufacturers and private vendors.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE
Education: The position requires successful completion of secondary school. Completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in electrical principles and application.
Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five to seven (5-7) years’ of broad experience in operations and maintenance of building electrical power and lighting systems and associated equipment. A minimum of 3 years of experience must be as an Electrical Technician working with large, modern, commercial or Government office building in operations and maintenance. Knowledge of US building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards is highly desirable.
Post Entry Training: Position may require individual to travel TDY for the purpose of receiving on the job training to become familiar with mission maintenance operations. Training to operate Work Order for Windows will be provided. Vendor sponsored controls training will be sought. Training plans will be coordinated by the Facility Manager and Post Management.
Language Proficiency: Level III in both English and host country language written, and spoken proficiency required.
Job Knowledge: The incumbent shall possess job knowledge to include general computer literacy, basic math and the ability to use measurement tools needed to lay out and cut shaped, threaded, and joined materials. Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical power and lighting systems and equipment with a specialty in controls. 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). Knowledge of US building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards is high desired.
Skills and Abilities: The incumbent shall have the skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power and lighting systems and components and taking equipment readings with various meters, 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 power and lighting systems and work with the controls technicians on associated devices. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications and related materials in English. 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 to obtain and provide pertinent information. A driver’s license is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized.
Supervision Received: Incumbent receives general supervision from the Facility Manager or an assigned Supervising Engineer.
Supervision Exercised: This is a non-supervisory position but may be required to work in conjunction with 2-5 LES Facility Maintenance personnel, assigned to assist as necessary.
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Available Guidelines: Department of State rules and regulations including the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), manufactures technical library, Operations and Maintenance manuals, equipment maintenance plans, and OBO technical guidelines including the Work Orders for Windows Training Guide.
Exercise of Judgment: Incumbent makes routine judgment decisions when repairing or troubleshooting equipment. Determines and implements the best course of action for providing a safe working environment for the LES Facility Maintenance personnel and all visitors.
Authority to Make Commitments: Authority to make commitments on materials, specifications and designs as authorized by the Facility Manager or an assigned Supervising Engineer.
Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: He or she interacts with technicians, supervisors, customers, and subcontractors. Levels of contact with contractor shall be held at a minimum or otherwise as directed by Facility Manager.
Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: 6 to 8 months
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
4. 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.
How TO APPLY
The application form is available on the Bujumbura Embassy Internet Site at http://burundi.usembassy.gov/employment-opportunities.html and click on the link “Application form.” Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered.
1. Application for US Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612); and a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides additional information to the OF-612; plus
2. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
3. All documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: January 4, 2012
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Office
American Embassy Bujumbura
Avenue des Etats-Unis
B.P 1720 Bujumbura
Ref.: Position Title
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The US Mission in Bujumbura 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
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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 Human Resources practices, and/or courts for relief.
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