Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Hanoi
Position Title:
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
12/27/2019 - 01/10/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 5
USD $9,923
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Mon through Sat 44 hours/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Hanoi, VM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
84-24-3850-5000 ext. 5126


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

For USEFM - FS is FP-9. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open to:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time 44 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time 90 days of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


The incumbent of the position will be employed as a HVAC Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the Chancery or Annex Offices, and residential owned/leased properties.  The incumbent will repair hardware and associated peripherals for chillers, large central air handling units, packaged A/C units, filtration systems, fan coils, variable air volume (VAV) units, HVAC ductwork, evaporators, condensers, humidifiers, motorized valves, circulation pumps, damper motors, controllers, actuators, and other control devices.  S/he will receive written or verbal request for maintenance services directly from the Facility Manager or Facility Supervisor, and ascertain all of the necessary information to determine whether the work is of a routine or emergency nature.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least three years’ of broad experience in operations and maintenance of building HVAC systems and associated equipment. A minimum of two years of experience must be as an HVAC Technician working with large, modern, commercial or Government office building in operations and maintenance.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have:

  • Knowledge to include basic math, and the ability to use measurement tools needed to lay out and cut shaped, threaded, and joined materials.

  • A very good technical understanding of major building HVAC/mechanical systems and equipment.

  • Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized.

  • Knowledge of US building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school (grade 12) and a vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in HVAC principles and application is required.




Level 2 (Limited) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)

Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have/be able to:

  • Diagnosing and repairing HVAC systems and components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs.

  • Use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building HVAC/mechanical systems and work with the controls technicians on associated devices.

  • 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, heights, and 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.

  • A driver’s license (Vietnamese - B2) is required.

  • interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.

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

Agency Benefits:

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


  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 Local security or 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

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if you are AEFM / USEFM)

  • Vietnamese ID

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If you are not Vietnamese Citizen)

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

  • SF-50 (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. Embassy in Hanoi.