Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
THEHAGUE-2019-50 RA 9
Hiring Agency:
Embassy The Hague
Position Title:
Maintenance Mechanic - All Interested Applicants (Technician)
Open Period:
08/21/2019 - 09/10/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 6
EUR €44,020
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
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:
For More Info:
Lisa Rouissi
070 310 2235


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FS is 8.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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.


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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Basic Function of Position:  The incumbent carries out skilled maintenance and repair work to mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems through the Controlled Access Areas CAA) of U.S. Government owned leased properties.  S/he identifies and corrects building and equipment problems by performing routine inspections and service to maintain infrastructure and equipment in safe condition, prevent degradation of property and systems, and prevent failures that would cause reduction in service.  Incumbent completes preventative maintenance on CAA equipment and receives both electronic and verbal requests for maintenance services, ascertaining all of the necessary information to determine whether the work is of a routine or emergency nature.  The incumbent will ensure that servicing and repairs are per manufacturer’s guidance, meet International Building Code standards, and that equipment is functioning at peak efficiency, will incorporate safe work practice including lock-out/tag-out procedures.  The incumbent reports to the Facility Manager. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience:  A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial electrical, plumbing and/or mechanical systems is required.  Work experience must show a progression of increased responsibility, and the ability to repair complex equipment, components, and systems. 

Job Knowledge:  The incumbent is required to have a thorough, technical understanding of commercial electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems and equipment.  Must know how to diagnose the root cause of a problem and what materials and equipment will be needed to facilitate repairs.  Must know how to work safely on equipment, systems and associated components including the use of lock-out/tag-out safety measure. 

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school and successful completion of a minimum four (4) year specialized vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical Technicians is required.


Language:  Speaking/Reading/Writing Level 4 (fluent) of English is required.  (This may be tested.) 

Skills and Abilities:  The incumbent must be able to read and interpret electrical, plumbing and mechanical layout drawings, riser diagrams, piping schematics, various equipment schedules, operations and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, building codes and other construction documents. The incumbent shall have skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems; taking equipment readings with various meters; use of hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes, and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs. Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in ad efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, working on ladders at various heights, and working in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors, to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information. Must be computer literate, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software including MS Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint; able to draft reports and create spreadsheets, and able to write emails and research information on the internet. A valid driver’s license is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized. Must be able to lift 25 kilos.  Must 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.


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

Agency Benefits:

Salary: €36,622 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-6 position this equates to a total remuneration of €44,020 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.

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 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
- Trade School Diploma
- 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.