Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Mexico City
Position Title:
Electrician - Open to All Interested Applicants (Electrical Controls Technician NCC) (A52605, A52607, A52615)
Open Period:
06/07/2021 - 07/02/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 7
MXN $305,040.54
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Guadalajara, MX
Hermosillo, MX
Nogales, MX

Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Rubí Mecalco
55 5080 2000 Ext. 4140


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•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 (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer Supervisor. The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Electrical Controls Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the New Consulate Compound (NCC) 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


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working at the journey-level in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial building electrical systems including power generation and distribution systems, grounding, and digital building controls and automated systems. Work experience must show a progression of increased responsibility, and the ability to repair complex equipment, components, and systems.

This should include a minimum of 2 years work experience operating and maintaining 3 phase electrical equipment with ampere ratings of 1600 Amps or higher. Must have a career path that demonstrates increased levels of responsibility working on complex equipment, control circuits, and building automation systems. This may be tested.

Education Requirements:

Completion of high school is required. Successful completion of specialized vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level electricians and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required. A portion of the training must be in Electrical Controls and Automated Systems Technology.


Good working  knowledge of  English is required. In order to translate local technical information, contract documents, and correspondences from the local language into English for the Supervising Building Engineer and the Facility Manager (This may be tested)

Good working knowledge of Spanish is required. In order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff. (This may be tested).

To meet the English and Spanish language requirement for this position:

  • If you meet the requirements for Education and Experience, but did not submit a Language test score, your application will be forwarded to the Hiring Manager. If you are shortlisted by the Hiring Manager, you'll be tested internally in English and Spanish to complete your application. If you do not reach the required minimum score in both tests, you will not be able to continue with the selection process.

  • Alternatively, if you already happen to have them, you may submit English and Spanish test results that are less than 5 years old.

    • For English you may submit test results from TOEIC Listening & Reading (Min. score is 780), TOEFL ITP (Min. score is 540), TOEFL IBT (Min. score is 72), IELTS (Min. score is 6.5), Cambridge (Min. score is B2), Duolingo (Min. score is 90), or FSI/ILR (Min. score is 2). Fluent scores are: TOEIC 780pts, TOEFL ITP 540pts, IBT 72. Information of a local test center: TOEIC Standard Testing Services, Gauss 9 Int 201-A, Col. Anzures, C.P. 11590, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México. Tel. (55) 5540-3555 • (55) 5540-3959. The test's fee is the applicant's responsibility.

    • For Spanish you may submit test results from FSI/ILR (Min score is 2)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a valid driver’s license. This may be tested.

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 Mexico may receive a compensation package that includes:

  1. Private Medical and Life insurance;

  2. U.S. and Mexican holidays (20 per year approximately);

  3. 12 days of vacation per year starting out. Increases progressively.

  4. Affiliation to IMSS, AFORE and INFONAVIT;

  5. Opportunities to travel abroad for training, and more.

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.


  1. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

  2. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or an MBC score of less than 100 points on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

  3. Current employees who have less than 1 year in their current position are not eligible to apply.


  1. Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply. This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.

  2. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security certification. 

To apply for this position click the “Apply to this vacancy” button.  For more information on how to apply, please watch this video:

Please note that if you have created an account in the past, and you do not remember your password, you may use the "Forgot Password?" option to create a new password using your answers to the security questions. If your account is blocked, or you have forgotten your answers to the security questions, please send an e-mail to the contact at the top of this announcement to request a password reset.

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.

  1. Certification of your last level of Education (e.g., official copies of High School Diploma or Vocational School that meets the requirements)

  2. Language Proficiency Certification(s). (See section -"How will you be evaluated")

  3. Permanent Residency Permit from "Instituto Nacional de Migracion" or Proof of Mexican Citizenship.

  4. Valid Driver’s License – You must scan both sides of your license. Please note that this position has incidental driving duties. In order
    to be eligible, you must have had driver’s licenses across a minimum of five years.

Next Steps:

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

For further information click here to read the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc.

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