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Announcement Number:
SAOPAULO-2018-29
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Sao Paulo
Position Title:
OBO BAS Engineering Technician
Open Period:
12/18/2018 - 01/02/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-2
Series/Grade:
LE - 1210 9
Salary:
BRL R$116.521 - BRL R$116.521
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Sao Paulo, BR
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
recrutamentosaopaulo@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is FP-05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) - All Agencies
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)


Start date: 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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The Building Automated Systems Engineer (BAS Engineer) will report directly to the Facility Manager and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Consulates computer and micro-processor controlled building automated systems such as, but not limited to; elevators, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, fire suppression and detection systems, water processing, and back-up generator control systems. The BAS Engineer will plan, coordinate, and oversee preventative maintenance as well as troubleshoot and resolve unanticipated failures.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Experience in operation and maintenance of building automated systems with two (2) of those in direct maintenance of computer control software, micro-processors, sensors, and cabling, 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: 


Level IV (fluent) – reading/writing/speaking English is required


Level IV (fluent) – reading/writing/speaking Portuguese is required


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 be physically capable to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Jobholder must be able to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding, work at heights, and work in tight spaces. Jobholder must be able to perform tasks while stooping, bending, kneeling, and be able to work above their heads and manipulate small parts. Jobholder must be able to perform their duties while wearing appropriate safety equipment in cold, hot, wet, dusty, dirty environments.   Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record.  This may be tested. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be highly organized.


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 Sao Paulo 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a 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.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:



  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Driver’s License

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 more information about the main duties of the position, please click here.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Sao Paulo.