Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bucharest
Position Title:
Lead Maintenance Technician - for Current Employees of the U. S. Embassy ONLY
Open Period:
03/11/2020 - 03/18/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 7
RON lei3.058
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Net monthly Minimum salary: RON 3058, after deducting social contributions and taxes. Your appointment salary will be determined based on your work experience related to the functions of the position.
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bucharest, RO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Excepted service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-7.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Temporary Promotion
Appointment Type Details:
This is a temporary promotion, available until the end of August 2020.
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.

The U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for a Lead Maintenance Technician.

The work schedule is: 

• Full Time (40 hours per week).

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



As a working foreman of the electrical shop the incumbent supervises three plumbers, three electricians, three refrigeration and air conditioning technicians, three maintenance mechanic and one trader helper in the operation, maintenance and repair of all United States Government facilities and equipment. 

Incumbent is responsible for Supervising implementing and maintaining a comprehensive preventive maintenance program by coordinating daily tasks throughout assigned locations of responsibility (electrical, plumbing, mechanical and air conditioning); assign tasks, schedules, and special projects on a daily basis. The incumbent will also be a working Foreman alongside employees and perform tasks in the area of expertise of the shop.

Prioritizes and schedules work assignments, provides technical advice, ensures the availability of materials, tools and equipment to the multi-trade work crews and ensures the accuracy and quality of work performed by the crews under supervision.

Assigns / distributes work orders and tasks to the appropriate crewmembers and ensures that the works are completed correctly and efficiently.

Ensures the technical support for the crewmembers under supervision; assures the needed stock of materials, tools and equipment needed for the successful completion of the tasks.

Schedules the work orders assuring that the ICASS standards for completing work orders are met, unless depending on objective causes: time delays to procure zero stock of materials/parts and equipment, etc.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Four years of journeyman level experience as a journeyman electrician or refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic with two additional years of experience, as a foreman/supervisor/team leader is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Full journeyman-level knowledge of skills, materials, job-site safety practices in plumbing, boiler plant operation, and welding, required. Full knowledge of preventive and regular maintenance of power tools, required. Knowledge of local/international/EPA safety regulations is required. Must have knowledge of local building and fire and safety codes. Must be able to read and interpret building plans. 

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of high school and completion of vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing skilled journeyman electrician or refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, or equivalent experience is required.


Must have valid, current driver's license for the class of vehicle(s) assigned or authorized to drive. Must have had driver's license for a minimum of five years. 

Must have skills in supervisory functions such as interpersonal communication, team leading; oral and written communication; computer literacy. Ability to maintain simple records. Ability to formulate work order plans; set priorities; be able to identify and use properly all tools of the trades and operate a full range of shop and maintenance equipment. Skill in the use of test instruments and equipment. The incumbent must be able to read and interpret building and system drawings, schematic diagrams and technical manuals pertaining to facility maintenance and construction. Must have the ability to train team members in safe use of tools and equipment; ability to track use of materials and prepare material requisitions. Must maintain a valid local driver’s license. Incumbent must be able to respond within one hour to after-hour emergency service calls when designated to be on "stand-by duty". Establish and meet schedules and time lines. May be required to lift up to 75 lbs. Must verbally report all job related accidents to the Facilities Supervisor or Manager immediately after an occurrence.

The incumbent must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others and take leadership role in coordinating with other supervisor, shops, trades and supervisors.


LANGUAGE: Level III English (good working knowledge) and level IV Romanian (fluent), required.

This will be tested.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

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

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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.
Agency Benefits:

The Embassy offers bonuses and other benefits:

  • Supplemental Medical Reimbursement Plan to local employees who are employed on a full-time or part-time basis under non-temporary appointments will be reimbursed the covered medical expenses (for employee and eligible dependents, up to an annual amount of RON 2500 per patient per fiscal year);

  • Christmas Bonus: Employees who have been on the payroll the entire year receive one monthly salary as a Christmas Bonus, or a prorated bonus, if hired during the year;

  • Holidays: In addition to annual leave, employees receive both Romanian and American holidays observed by the embassy during the year, which are approximately 20 days per year. Employees who work on Romanian or American holidays also receive extra compensation (Holiday Pay).

  • Awards for superior performance and innovation.

  • Meritorious Based Compensation, annual salary increase based on performance.

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 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? (


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.

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:


Required Documents:

In order to be considered for the position you must provide the following required documentation listed below with your application  Failure to provide the required documents will disqualify you from consideration:

  • CV 

  • Driver's License

  • High-school diploma

  • Vocational Training certificate

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

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 Bucharest, Romania.