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"Casablanca- 2021-006" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Casablanca- 2021-006
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Casablanca
Position Title:
Electrical Engineer- OBO
Open Period:
01/09/2021 - 01/23/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1105 11
MAD MAD446,027 - MAD MAD446,027
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Casablanca, MO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
00512 5 37 63 7239


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM -  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 3 yrs
Appointment Type Details:
3- Term Appt, NTE 3 years. This is a fixed term appointment limited to the duration of the project, with a possibility of a few months extension to meet project completion. It is also 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 U.S. Consulate Casablanca is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Engineer in the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO).

The work schedule is:

Full Time 40 h/week - on a flexible schedule (occasional evening, weekend duty & regular overtime to be responsive to projects needs)

Start date: Must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (2 months) 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 will be required to make  trips some of which may require occasional out-of-town stays


Working under the Construction Manager and Project Director of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for overseeing and inspecting all work elements of the construction site, reviewing shop drawings and other construction plans, developing change orders and cost estimates for the Casablanca New Consulate Campus (NCC) project. Incumbent must be capable of working independently. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • On behalf of the owners’ interest, the Electrical Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the work of contractors over the course of the project.  The Electrical Engineer tracks the contractor scheduled materials, equipment, and labor used; the quality and workmanship of outputs, and provides the contractors, through the Project Director, observations, recommendations,

  • Develops an in-depth knowledge of the contractual requirements for the project.

  • Oversees the construction to ensure adherence to approved drawings and specifications; inspects construction workmanship, materials, equipment.

  • Oversees site work elements within discipline and provides early notification of potential schedule slippages regarding the electrical construction activities.

  • Monitors the work process, performs quality assurance testing and enforces safety requirements.

  • Makes cost estimates on design changes, evaluates cost proposals and contractors’ requests for adjustments.

  • Reports to the Project Director on the project’s conformity and non-conformity to approved drawings and specifications; makes recommendations on how to correct deficiencies and resolve problems during construction.

  • Reviews monthly pay vouchers related to electrical construction activities and provides evaluation to supervisor.

  • Maintains daily construction surveillance logs to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts.

  • and supervision.

  • Reviews contractors’ invoices related to electrical works to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Reviews and analyzes material samples, shop drawings, installation manuals, and other technical documents submitted by the contractors to ensure conformity with contract requirements.

  • Prepares written reports to Project Director with analysis and recommendations on alternatives and actions, where appropriate.

  • Prepares periodic progress reports to Project Director as required.

  • Prepares and reviews engineering drawings, electrical load calculations, technical specifications and cost estimates for construction change orders or to support U.S. installed equipment.

  • Makes cost estimates on design and specification alternatives as requested by Project Director; must be able to present in two-dimensional and three-dimensional drafts to illustrate engineering problems and proposed solutions.

  • Liaises with local authorities responsible for the implementation, scheduling and compliance of local building codes and construction regulations.

  • Coordinates electrical engineering services as required


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience in electrical engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development projects, of which, two years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required.


  • Must have comprehensive understanding of DOS/OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook. 

  • Must have knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety and security rules.

  • Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel in order to facilitate authorization and related engagement.

  • Must have professional knowledge in electrical operation calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specifications. 

Education Requirements:

University degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution is required.




  • English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required- This will be tested

  • Darija level IV (Fluent) Speaking is required - This may be tested

  • French level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required - This may be tested

  • Arabic level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required - This may be tested


  • Experience applying subject matter expertise on a construction project.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research.

  • Professional skills and experience in using construction management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera.

  • Ability to create electrical engineering cost estimates and review electrical works for code compliance. Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, electric probes and meters, surveying equipment, and measuring tapes.

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

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 Morocco 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification 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:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • ID Copy ( CIN)

  • A University degree in Electrical engineering from an accredited institution is required.

  • Driver’s License

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Work Certificates

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. Mission in Morocco.