Embassy Abidjan recruits 01 Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems)

Embassy Abidjan recruits 01 Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems)

Announcement Number: Abidjan-2019-24-RA1
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abidjan
Position Title: Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems) (All Interested Applicants/All Sources) (BAS Engineering Technician-readvertisement)
Open Period:  09/09/2019  Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
Series/Grade: LE – 1105 9
Salary: XOF CFA15,230,319
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-9
Duty Location(s): 1  in  Abidjan, IV
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: Recruitment Section .
Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:  For USEFM – FS is FP-5 (step 1 through 4).  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
OPEN TO : All Interested Applicants/All sources.
Applicants who applied for Abidjan-2019-19 need not re-apply as their applications will be considered.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    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.
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 (4 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 Building Automated Systems Engineering Technician (BASET) will report directly to the Engineer/Architect and be responsible for the operation and maintenance, which may include a Reliability Centered Maintenance program (RCM), of computer and microprocessor-controlled systems located throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC).
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years field experience in the operation and maintenance of a building automation system (BAS), including computer and microprocessor control system installation and programming is required.  The experience may have been gained as a result of performing general maintenance on computer controlled systems and equipment; however, at least two (2) years must have been spent in direct maintenance of BAS specific components in a similar environment in addition to three (3) years of experience with large, modern, commercial or Government office building operations and maintenance.  Experience working with U.S. building, trade, construction, fire, and safety codes and standards is also required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of building automation systems, their components including sensors and actuators. Must know how to make adjustments to the system and components to keep the building within the designed operating parameters. Must be able to interpret sensor readings, and fault and failure codes in order to diagnose and expedite repairs.  Individual must be familiar with the operating parameters of specific building spaces and the specific systems that support each space so critical operations are not disrupted when performing maintenance and repairs.
Education Requirements:
Completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General Engineering or Computerized systems, control and sensor technology is required. Applicants must have proof of specialized technical training to match background requirements.
LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluency) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. This may be tested.
French level IV (Fluency) Written/Speaking/Reading is also required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must have strong  computer skills, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Office, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, etc.), to create the various documents including reports, spreadsheets, cost estimates, inspection logs, utility consumption charts and graphs; write e-mails and research information on the Internet. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record.   Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, you may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits available at the following link.
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.
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.
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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.
How to Apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local RSO security Certification.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Proof of Ivorian Citizenship (i.e. Ivorian National Identification Card, attestation d’identite) (if applicable)
Passport copy (if applicable)
Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
Bachelor degree (required)
Driver’s License (required)
For EFMs, in addition to the above:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Passport copy (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. Embassy, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
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