Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Open Period:
10/06/2021 - 10/20/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1105 10
EGP £354,734 - EGP £354,734
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time - 40 hrs/per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Cairo, EG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• For USEFM - FS is FP-.5
Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C

•   All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Personal Services Agreement (PSA). Subject to successful completion of probationary period (three months).
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


 The U.S. Mission in Cairo/Egypt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Architect in the Facilities Office.

- 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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Based on business needs


The incumbent is responsible for architectural functions for buildings, properties and projects to include all construction, renovations and alternations for U.S. government owned residential and non-residential facilities in Cairo. The incumbent is the contracting officer's representative (COR) on assigned construction contracts for architectural work activities. Develops and maintains a master list of planned and proposed projects based on surveys and assessments of properties. The incumbent assists and reports directly to the senior engineer manager and works independently under general guidance, within the scope of his/her assignments.     

Qualifications and Evaluations



Five years of progressively responsible experience as an Architectural Engineer is required. Three years of this experience in operations, building construction, maintenance, and project supervision and inspection is also required


Must have thorough professional knowledge of architectural and constructional engineering theories and practices; inspection practices and procedures of construction practices and techniques, and work of the principal construction trades.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor degree in architectural engineering is required.


LANGUAGE:   Level IV (fluent) in reading and speaking English is required. (This may be Tested)

 Level IV (fluent) in reading and speaking Arabic is required.


Must have a professional engineer's license or other appropriate credentials in architectural engineering.

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 Cairo 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 [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:

    • Proof of Egyptian citizenship 


    • Work Permit for Non-Egyptian citizens


    • Military certificate (for men only)


    • Degree (not transcript)


    • A Professional Engineer's License in Architectural Engineering


    • 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. 

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 Cairo, Egypt.