Rwanda

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
KIGALI-2021-027
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kigali
Position Title:
Trades Helper - All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
Open Period:
10/04/2021 - 10/18/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-4
Series/Grade:
FP - 1210 3
Salary:
RWF FRw6,317,801
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time
Promotion Potential:
FP-3
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Kigali, RW
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+250-252-596-400
KigaliHRRecruitment@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
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 (https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf) before you apply.

Summary:

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Trades Helper. 

Work schedule is Full time (40 hours per week).


Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end. 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The Trades Helper reports directly to the Locally employed Staff Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.  The position holder is employed as a Trades Helper to assist the technicians of the skilled trades in the performance of routine and preventive maintenance, and new installations and demolition work.  The Supervisor will assign the Trades Helper to any of the skilled trade shops on a daily basis to assist the skilled technicians with maintenance and repair work throughout Embassy office buildings, grounds and residential owned/leased properties.  The Trades Helper performs limited skilled tasks as qualified by on-the-job training.  In addition to assisting the skilled trade technicians, the Trades Helper may be assigned tasks include material handling, painting, custodial type work, common laborer work, and grounds maintenance work.


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of maintenance or construction semi-skilled work experience in skilled trades such as mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing), electrical and/or carpentry, with significant focus on building systems is required.


Applicant must possess category B on their driving license and upload a copy of the driving license with the application prior to the closing of Vacancy Announcement.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Limited knowledge of English writing/speaking/reading is required.  Good working knowledge of Kinyarwanda is required. This may be tested.


 

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a background investigation.  This position requires a Public Trust. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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 Kigali 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 in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf)

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.


Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor's tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position, or hold a current/active Secret security clearance and have at least one year remaining at post by the date of this vacancy announcement.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://rw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:

  • High School Diploma

  • List of references

  • Copy of orders/Assignment notification (or equiv.)

  • DD-214

  • Driver's License

  • SF-50


 

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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