Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dakar
Position Title:
Engineer (All Interested Applicants)
Open Period:
09/23/2021 - 11/06/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1105 11
XOF CFA29,275,409 - XOF CFA29,275,409
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dakar, SG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

Open to: All interested applicants
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:


The US Mission is a constantly changing, diverse and unique place to work. We are looking for employees who can successfully demonstrate The Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees. We encourage you to read and understand these important qualities before you apply.




The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Engineer.


Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for maintaining all the components of the Embassy Compound Mechanical Systems including the building automation system, chiller plant, air handling units, variable air volume (VAV) system, potable water treatment plant and distribution system, sanitary sewage and storm water management systems, irrigation system, swimming pool equipment, and the oil water separator systems.  Responsibilities include supervision of staff that maintains all mechanical equipment and systems throughout the Embassy office, residential, and ancillary buildings, and the grounds.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Minimum of five years’ experience working as a project engineer at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates and utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is required.  In addition, the candidate must have a minimum of one year experience in management and supervising.



English level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. French level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required.  (This may be tested)

Education Requirements:



Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar engineering degree that is close in degree course requirements, from an accredited university program is required.  To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or an equivalent host-country engineering board, as a professional engineering curriculum.




The incumbent must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, riser diagrams, wiring schematics, various equipment schedules, and other construction documents.  Must have good computer skills. Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Software suite package using MS Word, Office, Excel, Database entry, AutoCAD, and MS project.  Must be proficient with mechanical engineering drafting, engineering management software, preparation, and maintenance of daily construction inspection logs.  Must be capable of reviewing coordination design drawings for code compliance and be able to create mechanical engineering cost estimates and provide briefings to the senior managers.  Must be skilled at drafting detailed and concise written reports in English for the senior managers.  Must be able to work independently, with little or no supervision from the Facility Manager and develop short- and long-range work plans for self and others, prioritizing assignments based upon criticality and order of receipt.  A driver's license with a clean driving record is required.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be highly organized.  


(This may 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.



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




Benefits and Other Info

The detailed benefits will be discussed at the time of interview.

Agency Benefits:

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


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:

To apply, click on the "Apply to This Vacancy" tab at the top of the announcement, Create an account, Select the Announcement Number DAKAR-2021-048 Engineer and Complete the online application.


Required Documents:


Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)


    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)


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


    • SF-50 (if applicable)


    • Diploma


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 Dakar, Senegal.