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"VIENNA-2019-54 RA 3" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
VIENNA-2019-54 RA 3
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Vienna
Position Title:
Lead Buildings Technician - Open to All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
12/06/2019 - 01/08/2020


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 6
EUR €35,714
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Vienna, AU
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
please send us an e-mail


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-8 at the base salary 32,378 USD.
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
One (1) Year. May be extended to an indefinite appointment.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.


The Tri-Missions Vienna are seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Lead Buildings Technician. 

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The incumbent reports to the Facility Manager and his supervisor (Engineer). The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Electrical and Building Technician to carry out highly skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the Embassy compound on critical and non-critical electrical and building components within the functional/office buildings, above and below ground infrastructures.

The Lead Building Technician is responsible for managing and directing the activities of all technicians and custodians under his direction and is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment to ensure that the quality and quantity of work performed is in compliance with applicable safety standards and operating policies.  

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working at the journey-level in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial building electrical systems and building technology systems. This should include a minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience. Must have a career path that demonstrates increased levels of responsibility working on complex equipment and building systems. 


- The incumbent must have a broad and strong knowledge in the fields of building technology.

- The incumbent must know how to diagnose the root cause of a maintenance problem.

- Must know how to work safely on electrical components.


Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required. Successful completion of specialized vocational training program recognized as producing journeyman level electrician and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required.



Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English. This may be tested

Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of German. This may be tested


- The incumbent must be able to read and interpret electrical drawings, operations and maintenance manuals.

- Ability to respond to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs is required.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and local security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

For Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs, working at the Tri-Missions Vienna, compensation also consists of the prorated 13th and 14th month payment in addition to the Euro salary above.  The compensation package will include health, separation, and other benefits. Hiring salary (within above pay grade) will be based on experience and background. 

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification.

To apply for this position click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (

For languages, please list only your German AND English skills.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

Required Documents:
Residency and/or Work Permit (not required for Austrian Citizens)

Journeyman level Certificate

Optional, not required: Motivation letter (cover letter or Bewerbungsschreiben) and/or CV (Lebenlauf)

only if applicable: DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation
Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the Tri Missions Vienna.