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Regional Security Technician Job at US Embassy - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

Jobs at: US Embassy

Vacancy title: Regional Security Technician

Deadline of this Job: 21/08/2013
Job detailsJob Title: Regional Security Technician; FP-6 FSN-8 1

Vacancy Announcement

Number: 068/2013 Date: 08/2/2013

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

POSITION: Regional Security Technician; FP-6 FSN-8

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED

WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

"The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Regional

Security Technician."

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Under the direct supervision of the Officer in Charge/Technical Security Officer

(OIC/TSO), the incumbent conducts inspections, installations, maintenance and

repairs of unclassified technical security equipment and devices. He/she studies

and makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of the security

systems at the US Embassy Kampala and on occasion, provides support to other

U.S. Government facilities in the AF region.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is

available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with

specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education required: Completion of a two year diploma in

electronics/electrical/mechanical engineering is required.

2. Work Experience required: Four years of hands-on field experience in major

repairs and installation of electrical and heavy-duty mechanical equipment,

reading and interpreting architectural and engineering (A&E) design drawings; and

experience with closed circuit television, public address systems and/or vehicle

arrest systems is required.

3. Language required: Level III English ability (good working knowledge written,

spoken and reading) and level II Luganda, Lusoga, Lunyankole, Teso or Swahili

ability (rudimentary speaking, written and reading) is required.

4. Knowledge required: Should have good knowledge and/or experience in

installing, troubleshooting and repairing electrical and electronic systems;

hydraulic and/or pneumatic equipment; in working with different types of steel,

concrete and masonry wall construction, anchors and bolts. Awareness of general

responsibilities of Mission agencies/offices outside of TSO section.

5. Skills and Abilities required: Ability to read blueprints and schematic diagrams of

electrical and mechanical drawings; ability to use electronic test equipment; should

be able to rectify problems associated with security equipment independently;

ability to use MS Excel, Access and Word software and Internet search engines

and ability to use special lifting equipment and/or coordination of unskilled

laborers. The nature of work may require working from a ladder, in crawl spaces,

above ceiling areas and other non-office areas of a building structure. Must have

a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a manual transmission car. Must be

able to frequent travel, may travel alone or as part of a regional security team on a

quarterly basis or as needed.

SELECTION PROCESS

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process

that may include a written examination and oral interviews. The selected

candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before

beginning work. The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated

pay grade. In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when

exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so

warrant. The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the

concurrence of the employing section.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status

in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. 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.

4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment

(FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar

days of their appointment.

5. 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.

Job application procedure
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration

of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family

Member (DS-174).

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their

Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US

Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a

conditional preference in hiring with their application.

4. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that

addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Human Resources Office

By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email

submission.

Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat

(.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.

Telephone: 0414-306001/259-791/5

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