Netherlands

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
THEHAGUE-2019-49 RA 8
Hiring Agency:
Embassy The Hague
Position Title:
Engineer - All Interested Applicants (Building Engineer Supervisor NEC/NCC)
Open Period:
08/21/2019 - 09/10/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 1105 11
Salary:
EUR €78,562
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
LE-11
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Authorization of post’s Exception Rate Range (ERR) salary scale is applicable to this vacancy announcement as listed in cable: 19 STATE 78294. The ERR salary scale is for the 40-hour workweek.
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

The Hague, NL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Lisa Rouissi
070 310 2235
HROTheHague@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FS is 4.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Initial contract of one year, includes a one-month probationary period, with view to extension.
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).  Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of Position:  Under the supervision of the Senior Facility Manager, the Building Engineer Supervisor leads a team of skilled trades persons responsible for maintaining all of the New Embassy Compound (NEC) operating systems. Included among these are the Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Building Automation System (BAS), Chiller Plant, Air Handling Units, VAV System, Potable Water, Sanitary Sewage, Storm Sewage, Oil Water Separator Systems, Fuel Delivery, Distribution, and Fuel Monitoring Systems, and the Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems; Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Systems; Voltage Regulators; Transformers; Switchgear; Panel boards, Automatic Transfer Switches; Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors and controllers; and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the custodial and grounds maintenance staff, and overseeing an aggressive recycling and energy conservation program. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience:  A minimum of five (5) years' experience working as a project manager/supervisor/foreman at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex, or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates or utilizes a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses is required.

The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.

In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience in management and supervisory duties.

Job Knowledge:  The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of preventive maintenance techniques and practices, and the use of KPIs in managing an effective preventive maintenance program.  Must be thoroughly familiar with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles, well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, building pressurization, building automation systems and sensors; a thorough understanding of International Building Code standards, mechanical/ASHREA standards, indoor air  quality standards, duct-work sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes.  Must have excellent knowledge of power generation and electrical distribution systems, voltage regulation, automatic transfer switches, branch circuit electrical wiring, and Ohms law.  Must be an experienced supervisor capable of managing a medium size maintenance staff of 10-25 subordinate personnel.  Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.)  AutoCAD and other special computer programs required for this position. 

Education Requirements:

The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General/Civil Engineering from an accredited university program is required.  To be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (or a host-country engineering board equivalent) as a professional engineering curriculum.

Evaluations:

Language: Required languages speaking, reading and writing: Level 4 (fluent) of English in order to translate local technical information, contract documents, and correspondences from the local language into English for the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager.  Level 4 (fluent) Dutch in order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff. (This may be tested.) 

Skills and Abilities:  The incumbent will have superior ability and skills in the following areas: work independently with minimal supervision from the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager; able to serve as the acting Facility Manager in his/hers absence; develop and manage work plans for self and others including the distribution of work assignments to facility maintenance personnel; manage an effective preventive maintenance program, using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software; develop statements of work, perform feasibility studies for proposed projects, draft and assemble construction documents (plans and specifications), and cost estimates; maintain an adequate inventory of critical spare parts and specialized tools for equipment and systems; assist in developing annual budgets, responses to DOS requests for facility data, and tracking of unscheduled maintenance issues; apply International Building Code and industry best practices to facility management and small, Post-managed projects.  Must be able to read and understand civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings including as-built and new project layout drawings, equipment schedules, wiring schematics, and riser diagrams; and, skilled at writing detailed technical reports that may include translating technical jargon into laymen's language. Must have a driver's license with a clean driving record. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously.  Must be highly organized.  Must be able to pass a driver's medical exam. 


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 security certification, medical certification (if applicable) and may be required to obtain a Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG) from the Ministry of Safety and Justice of the Netherlands.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Salary: €65,359 annual base salary.  An additional 20.2% will be added to the listed Locally Employed (LE) Staff salary for allowances and premiums.  You will receive a vacation bonus at 8.2 percent of base pay, a bonus for duty-free days at 3.67 percent of base pay and a year-end bonus at 8.33 percent of base pay.  For this FSN-11 position this equates to a total remuneration of €78,562 per annum based on a 40-hour work week.

Locally Employed Staff working at the U.S. Mission in the Netherlands will receive a compensation package that includes pension, health, and other benefits.

There are approximately 16 (American and Dutch) holidays a year, in addition to earned annual leave (‘vakantiedagen’).

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance and Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG) from the Ministry of Safety and Justice of the Netherlands.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. When describing work, list specific duties/responsibilities and accomplishments. Include supervisory responsibilities and the number of employees supervised.  Go into as much detail as possible for work experience that directly relates to the advertised position. 


For more information on how to apply visit the Mission the Netherlands internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Passport copy
- University Degree
- Driver's license 
- Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
- CV (curriculum vitae, desirable) 

The following options allow you to upload additional information:
Other Documents, Other Document 2, Other Document 3


AEFM/USEFM applicants are requested to upload the following documents:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equiv.)
- DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation
- SF-50 

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 the Netherlands.