Kenya

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Nairobi-2021-024
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Nairobi
Position Title:
Painter - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
01/11/2021 - 01/26/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+3
Series/Grade:
LE - 1210 4
Salary:
(KES) KSh0
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-4
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Nairobi, KE
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
0203636000
NairobiRecruitment@state.gov

Overview

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

•    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 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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Painter to carry out skilled routine and preventative maintenance painting and preservation of interior walls, soffits and exterior facades throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC) functional/office buildings, on-compound ancillary support and residential buildings, recreational facilities, and other owned/leased properties. 


Incumbent works under the direct supervision and guidance of the Maintenance supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: 


A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working as a journey-level Painter in the repair and maintenance of commercial or industrial facilities is required.  This to include Two years’ experience working with drywall/plasterboard installations.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: 



  • Should have a general knowledge of construction, maintenance, and safety procedures in work related areas.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of paints, solvents, and paint additives to include mixing paints to achieve special colors.

  • Must have excellent knowledge of all types of finishes including plastering, paint, and specialty finishes.

  • Must be able to select the appropriate product choice for a multitude of different environments applied to a multitude of different materials.

  • Must have excellent working knowledge of all carpentry and painting tools and equipment.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required.

  • Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level Painters trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: 


Good working knowledge (Written/Speaking/Reading) in English is required (This may be tested). Good working knowledge (Written/Speaking/Reading) in Kiswahili is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 



  • Must be able to use a computer; to include MS Word and Outlook, and able to write e-mails.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to respond to urgent situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, on ladders at various heights, and in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments.

  • Must be able to safely use all job-related tools, equipment, and materials under their control in the performance of their job. 


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 Nairobi Kenya 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.


THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO EFMs, USEFMs, and AEFMs ONLY:



  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.

  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.

  3. The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.

  4. ** If selected, EFMs are expected to serve in the positon for at least one year from the date of hire, and their sponsor’s tour of duty must allow sufficient time for this.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] 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:

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.



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • High School Certificate

  • Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level Painters trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities.

  • Driver’s License

  • 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. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya.