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"Karachi-2021-65" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Karachi
Position Title:
Regional Security Technician (K0044487 & K0045081) (Mechanic (Security Systems))
Open Period:
07/01/2021 - 07/28/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 8
PKR ₨1,733,437
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Karachi, PK
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Recruitment Team


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
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 number of hours per week).

Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel



The incumbent of the position performs inspections, installations, preventative maintenance, and emergency repair of unclassified technical security, counterterrorism, and life-safety equipment deployed by Diplomatic Security (DS) at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. Studies and make recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of the security systems at U.S. diplomatic missions in the Engineering Services Office (ESO) Islamabad region including constituent posts. Prepares maintenance schedules and procedures. Responsible for developing and managing a Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) maintenance program for CCTV cameras installed outside of Controlled Access Areas (CAA). Records work performed, services rendered, parts used, and travel expenses incurred in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in accordance with DS/C/ST and ESO Islamabad rules, procedures, and regulations. The DS RST is responsible for developing and managing the Active Vehicle Barriers and Control Systems (AVBCS) maintenance and repair (M&R) program in the ESO Islamabad region of responsibility in accordance with guidelines established by DS/ST/STO, OBO, and ESO Islamabad.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum three (3) years of hands-on field experience in major repairs and installation of electrical and heavy-duty mechanical equipment, CCTV, public address, AVBCS, reading and interpreting architectural and engineering design drawings is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have knowledge of 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. Should be able to use knowledge and skills to rectify problems associated with security equipment independently.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Higher Secondary School (twelve years of education) and two (2) years of apprenticeship or an advanced equivalent local level of occupational training as technician, electrician, or mechanic is required.


LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English and Urdu is required. English language skills may be tested

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must have ability to use MS Excel, Access, and Word software and Internet search engines. Must be able to read blueprints and schematic diagrams of electrical and mechanical drawings, minor adjustments, and repairs. Able to apply knowledge of above in the installation and Maintenance & Repair (M&R) to Forced Entry/Ballistic Resistant FE/BR doors and windows. Ability to use electronic test equipment. Ability to present a friendly, helpful, patient and caring impression to customers. Ability to talk and relate to U.S. and local personnel from a variety of backgrounds and Mission offices. S/he must be firm but tactful when explaining policy or limitations on resources. 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. Ability to deal with upset or difficult clients while keeping own temper/composure. Must have ability to assure upset/angry clients that their concerns will be addressed while not promising actions/results that are inconsistent with Mission practices. Ability to employ a problem-solving approach to difficult issues rather than assigning blame. Ability to maintain objectivity in difficult situations. Must be available for frequent travel. The position may travel alone or as part of a regional security team. Must have valid Pakistani driver’s license for Motor Car/Jeep. Applicants must show proof that they have a minimum of five years of licensed driving experience. Skills and abilities may be tested.

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. Mission in Karachi may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.

(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.


1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification.

5. 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.

6. Current employees who have voluntarily been reassigned/promoted from one position to another are not eligible to apply for six months from the effective date of the reassignment/promotion.

7. U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance. 

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:

• DD-214 - This document is only required from applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran. These applicants must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.