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Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
SAOPAULO-2020-07
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Sao Paulo
Position Title:
Electrician - All Interested Applicants (Electrician)
Open Period:
04/27/2020 - 05/25/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-2
Series/Grade:
LE - 1210 5
Salary:
BRL R$51.828 - BRL R$51.828
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
LE-5
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Sao Paulo, BR
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
5511-3250-5000
recrutamentosaopaulo@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 09.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open-to category:

•    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 before you apply.

Summary:

The U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrician in the Facilities Section.


 


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
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The Electrical Technician performs skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman level, meeting International Building Code standards, throughout all US Government Owned and Leased Facilities of Consulate Sao Paulo to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties. Work assignments include installation and repair of electrical hardware, associated peripherals components, circuit configuration, optimization of equipment performance through preventive maintenance, electrical power distribution systems, power and lighting panels, control circuits, voltage regulators, transformers, switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems, lighting systems, and any other item that has an electrical connection.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Prior work experience of professional electrical services required. Prior experience in electrical services in commercial or industrial installations is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The incumbent must know how to install circuits and electrical apparatuses, diagnose electrical problem in circuitry, make repairs that meet or exceed the standards of the IBC, and what constitutes proper preventive maintenance. Must know how to use diagnostic equipment and be able to analyze readings to determine what and where the electrical problem is located. Must know how to use safety equipment when working near energized equipment and parts. Must know how to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings, schematics, manufactures shop drawings, and performance curve charts and graphs. Must have a thorough knowledge of ohms law and how to apply its formulas to circuit analysis. Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical systems, switchgear, panelboards, lighting and power outlets, equipment, and control wiring. Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized.

Education Requirements:

Mandatory: Completion of secondary school required. Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the Electrical field is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: (This may be tested) Good working knowledge in Portuguese is required (reading/writing/speaking). Basic knowledge in English is required (reading/writing/speaking).


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (This may be tested) Must be skilled in diagnosing and repairing electrical power generating and distribution systems, lighting and power branch circuit systems and components, and taking equipment readings with various meters. Must be skilled and comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs. Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building electrical systems, and work with the mechanical technicians when repairs or replacement of control circuits, wiring, and associated devices needs to be performed. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials. Must have an analytical mind to take cause and affect problems and diagnose the root cause creating the deficiency in the operating system or equipment. 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, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors, as well as FAC Management providing pertinent and technical information in laymen terminology. A valid class B driver's license is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be 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-Brasil 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 applicants must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust/Local Security clearance. 


To apply for this position click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.


Important notes:



  • Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.

  • For positions that require English Fluency or Good Working Knowledge, applications MUST be submitted in English.

  • USEFM Candidates must have at least ine year remaining on their sponsor's tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position at the time of the announcement closing.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.



  • Degree (not transcript)

  • 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. 


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