Pakistan

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Karachi-2019-29-RA
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Karachi
Position Title:
Gardener Foreman (K-52192)
Open Period:
08/30/2019 - 09/17/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-4
Series/Grade:
LE - 1310 4
Salary:
PKR ₨709,354
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
LE-4
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Karachi, PK
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Recruitment Team
051-208-4000
pakjobs@state.gov

Overview

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
Permanent
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.

Summary:

The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 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:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – Incumbent of the position will be responsible to supervise nine gardeners who engage in planting and maintaining gardens, lawns, and trees at the consulate and associated government-owned and leased facilities. The Gardener Foreman ensures the quality of work, productivity, planning, organizing, and customer service from gardener s/he supervises. Will be an expert in using high-end gardening equipment and suggests the most effective gardening methods to ensure the landscape of USG properties are manicured. S/he designs and plans the specifications required for all interior and exterior displays and landscaping. Provides guidance to subordinate staff in the preparation of the soil and plants in the cultivation, fertilization, watering, spraying, pruning, and transplanting of shrubs, trees, vegetables, flowering plants, and perennial annual flowers. 


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum four years of gardening or landscaping experience is required. 


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The incumbent should have good working knowledge of how to plant and care for plants and flowers keeping in view the season and climatic condition of the area.  

Education Requirements:

Completion of eight years of education is required. 

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level II (Limited) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English & Level III (good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Urdu is required. English language skills will be tested.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have skills in preparing landscape for plantation and the ability to effectively supervise a large workforce.  The incumbent must be able to use pertinent power tools used in gardening such as hand and power lawn mowers, tree trimmers, saws, shears, hedge trimmers, chain saw, weed removers, vertical lifts(JLG) and boom lifts (Genie), and other miscellaneous equipment used in gardening. S/he must have ability to do basic landscape planning and the knowledge of which resources are needed. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffoldings. Must be able to perform the basic paperwork involve in completion of work orders and routine work. Must be skillful when working as a team member.  Understand and comply with the on-call duty assignments. A valid Pakistani driving license for Motor Car/Jeep is required. Applicants must show proof that they have a minimum of five years of licensed driving experience. Skills and abilities will 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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Karachi, Pakistan 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.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM 
(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.(https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va)


ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:


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. Current employees who have received any job-related training are not eligible to apply in another section/agency for six months from the effective date of the training.


8. 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. (https://pk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs/current-vacancies/). 


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 or phone. 


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