Greece

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Athens-2020-20-R
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Athens
Position Title:
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic (HVAC)
Open Period:
07/07/2020 - 07/22/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+3
Series/Grade:
FP - 1210 7
Salary:
EUR €19,148
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
FP-7
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Athens, GR
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
.
recruitmentath@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All U.S. Citizens Only  / All Sources
For USEFM - FS is 7/1, USD 37,680. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
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 (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


This is a re-advertisement of VA Athens-2020-20, closing date June 03, 2020. Applicants who previously applied, need not reapply to this VA to be considered, except to provide additional information if needed.

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

Duties

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: The incumbent reports to the Facility Manager. The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Controls Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the CAA and LAA Space of the New Embassy Compound (NEC) on critical and non-critical electrical components within the functional/office buildings, on-compound ancillary support and residential buildings, above and below ground infrastructures, recreational facilities, and other owned/leased properties


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience at the journey-level in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial HVAC and/or other mechanical system digital building controls with interfacing to the building automation systems. 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 know electrical theory, ohms law, circuit wiring, the laws of thermodynamics and their application to HVAC system design, installation, repair, and operations and maintenance. The incumbent must have detailed technical knowledge of HVAC control systems and basic knowledge of how control systems interface with the other operating systems including the building automation system. His/her knowledge base must be broad, encompassing many different makes and models, able to perform the required maintenance on each system. Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical/mechanical systems and equipment. Knowledge of International Building Code standards including electrical and mechanical requirements, and fire and life safety codes is required.

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION:Completion of secondary school required. Successful completion of specialized vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level HVAC mechanical technicians and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required. A portion of the training must be in HVAC Controls and the interfacing with Building Automated Systems Technology.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: English level IV(Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must be able to read and interpret mechanical layout drawings, electrical drawings, riser diagrams, wiring schematics, various equipment schedules, operations and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, and other construction documents. The incumbent shall have skills and abilities in the following areas: testing mechanical components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine the root cause of a problem, and the appropriate repairs. Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot, and repair the components associated with the HVAC mechanical controls and their interface devices with the building automation systems. Additional skills include working with the building automation systems, emergency power sources including UPS’s and standby generator; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications and related materials in English. Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an 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, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information. Must be computer literate, able to use the Microsoft Office Suite software including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point; able to draft reports and create spreadsheets, and able to write e-mails 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 have or be able to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance.


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 Athens / Greece 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 Top Secret Security 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:



  • High School Diploma.

  • Successful completion of specialized vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level HVAC mechanical technicians and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required. A portion of the training must be in HVAC Controls and the interfacing with Building Automated Systems Technology.

  • Incumbent should hold license of HVAC Foreman Category I (adeia ergodigou, katigoria I) and certification for handling/recovery of all cooling medium as required by the Greek and European regulation.

  • Driver's license

  • Resume

  • 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 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 Athens.