Netherlands

Vacancy Details

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Announcement Number:
THEHAGUE-2019-51 RA 5
Hiring Agency:
Embassy The Hague
Position Title:
Engineering Technician - All Interested Applicants (BAS Engineering Technician NEC/NCC)
Open Period:
08/21/2019 - 09/10/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 1105 9
Salary:
EUR €58,546
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
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 FP-05 (Steps 1-4).  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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of Position:  The Building Automated Systems Engineering Technician (BASET) will report directly to the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager and be responsible for the operation and maintenance, which may include a Reliability Centered Maintenance program (RCM), of computer and microprocessor-controlled systems located throughout the New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC).

Serves as an expert in planning, organizing and maintaining large and complex mechanical and electrical systems and their control equipment.  The incumbent is employed as a Building Automated Systems Engineering Technician (BASET) to carry out skilled analysis and diagnostic maintenance work on all major systems and critical equipment throughout the NEC/NCC buildings and grounds.  Work assignments will be directed by the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years field experience in the operation and maintenance of a building automation system (BAS), including computer and microprocessor control system installation and programming.  The experience may have been gained as a result of performing general maintenance on computer controlled systems and equipment; however, at least two (2) years must have been spent in direct maintenance of BAS specific components in a similar environment  in addition to three (3) years of experience with large, modern, commercial or Government office building  operations and maintenance.  Experience working with U.S. building, trade, construction, fire, and safety codes and standards is required.

Job Knowledge:  The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of building automation systems, their components including sensors and actuators. Must know how to make adjustments to the system and components to keep the building within the designed operating parameters. Must be able to interpret sensor readings, and fault and failure codes in order to diagnose and expedite repairs.  Individual must be familiar with the operating parameters of specific building spaces and the specific systems that support each space so critical operations are not disrupted when performing maintenance and repairs.

Individual must have knowledge of local companies that can provide material or service support for the systems within his area of responsibility.  Individual must have detailed technical knowledge of the control systems within his/her area of responsibility and basic knowledge of how the control systems interface with the operating systems.  Incumbent knowledge base must be equipment specific; with the makes and models of the installed equipment.

Must have a good working knowledge and ability to use AutoCAD to develop and modify building drawings.

Education Requirements:

The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General Engineering or Computerized systems, control and sensor technology is required.  Applicants must have proof of specialized technical training to match background requirements.

Evaluations:

Language:  Required languages speaking, reading and writing: English level 4 (Fluent), Dutch level 4 (Fluent) in order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff.  Will be required to translate local technical information and documents into English for the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager. (This may be tested.) 

Skills and Abilities:  The incumbent will have strong  computer skills, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Office, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, etc.), to create the various documents including reports, spreadsheets, cost estimates, inspection logs, utility consumption charts and graphs; write e-mails and research information on the Internet.  Must be proficient in AutoCAD, able to create usable engineering drawings to assist in the operations and maintenance process, or for use in renovation projects.  Must possess a valid driver's license and have 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 pass driver's medical. 

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: €48,707 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-9 position this equates to a total remuneration of €58,546 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.