Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Amsterdam
Position Title:
Maintenance Mechanic - All Interested Applicants (Substitution of Experience for Education)
Open Period:
03/24/2021 - 04/06/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 6
EUR €44,020
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Grade 6 - Authorization of post’s Exception Rate Range (ERR) salary scale is applicable to this vacancy announcement as listed in cable: 19 STATE 78294. The ERR salary scale is for the 40-hour workweek.
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Amsterdam, NL
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Lisa Rouissi
070 3102235 / 06 39075091


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources For USEFM - FS is 8. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Initial contract of one year, includes a one-month probationary period, with view to extension.
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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


The incumbent carries out skilled maintenance and repair work to mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems throughout the Consulate office building, grounds and residential owned/leased properties in Amsterdam. S/he responds to scheduled, unscheduled and preventative maintenance work order generated by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and/or receives verbal requests for maintenance and repairs.  Incumbent ascertains necessary information to determine whether the work is of a routine or emergency nature.  The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer Supervisor located at the Embassy in The Hague.  The incumbent is responsible for the safe and reliable operations of the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.  The 20,000 square foot facility is over one hundred years old and is recognized as a national historic landmark (rijksmonument) by the host government.  The position requires a broad knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems.  The incumbent will ensure that servicing and repairs are per manufacturer's guidance, meet International Building Code standards, and that equipment is functioning at peak efficiency; will incorporate safe work practice including lock-out/tag-out procedures.  The incumbent is self-directed and must be able to evaluate competing priorities for time and resources.

  • Keywords: Onderhoud gebouwen, Technisch Onderhoud gebouwen, Service en Onderhoud gebouwen

Qualifications and Evaluations


Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a repair mechanic or maintenance technician working with multiple building systems in an institutional or commercial building setting is required.*

Education Requirements:

The position requires successful completion of secondary school.*

* This position is advertised using the policy "Substitution of Experience for Education".
Review the requirements of vacancy announcements: AMSTERDAM-2021-002RA9 and AMSTERDAM-2021-002RA9S.
Only submit one application, apply to the vacancy number that matches your current experience and education skillset.


Language:  Speaking/Reading/Writing good working knowledge English required.  (This may be tested.)

Skills and Abilities:  Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record.  Must pass driver's medical exam. 

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:

Salary: €36,622 annual base salary.  An additional 20.2% will be added to the listed Locally Employed (LE) Staff salary for allowances and premiums.  You will receive a vacation bonus at 8.2 percent of base pay, a bonus for duty-free days at 3.67 percent of base pay and a year-end bonus at 8.33 percent of base pay.  For this FSN-6 position this equates to a total remuneration of €44,020 per annum based on a 40-hour work week.

Locally Employed Staff working at the U.S. Mission in the Netherlands will receive a compensation package that includes pension, health, and other benefits.  There are approximately 16 (American and Dutch) holidays a year, in addition to earned annual leave (‘vakantiedagen’).

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:

In order to be considered for employment applicants must:

- When describing relevant work experience, list specific duties, responsibilities and accomplishments, add as much detail as possible.
- For supervisory positions include the number of employees supervised.
- Submit all required documents listed below.

Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and/or qualified.
For more information on how to apply visit the Mission the Netherlands internet site

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance and Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG) from the Ministry of Safety and Justice of the Netherlands. 

Required Documents:

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.

- Passport copy
- Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable, both back and front)
- High School diploma
- Driver’s License (back and front) 

AEFM/USEFM applicants are requested to upload the following documents:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are shortlisted for testing and interview will be contacted via email. 
The complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission to the Netherlands.