Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Amman
Position Title:
Commercial Boiler Technician - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
07/11/2021 - 07/25/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1201 6
JOD JD11,025
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Amman, JO
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-8.  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:

•    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:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The incumbent reports directly to the HVAC Trade Leader. The position holder is employed as a Commercial Boilers Technician responsible for maintaining and repairing oil, gas and electric burners at various Embassy compound locations. Incumbent performs daily safety checks on pumps, hoses, connections, valves and fittings including overall fuel storages; monitors hardware for building control and monitoring systems, including electronic DDC’s (Digital Direct Controllers), electric and pneumatic controls for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, utility metering; and other building control systems.

The incumbent responsible to performing boilers inspection and maintenance, including but not limited to open and clean boilers during summer months. Monitors and checks contracted repairs to make sure all repairs to boilers are completed properly, dismantles pumps and performs repairs, such as cleaning impellers, repacking stuffing boxes, tightening glands, and replacing bearings using hand tools. Repairs and maintains UST (Underground fuel storage tank) components to include but not limited to submersible pumps, day tank fill solenoid valves, day tank return pumps, return motorized ball valves, water and fuel level sensors, leak detection sensors, fuel receiving control panels, leaking pipes, resetting all fuel tanks alarms, adjust and test automatic safety controls.

Compares the time it takes to fill the tank to capacity fuel pump capacity transfer a specific volume of fuel. Measures the voltage at the pump and identifies actual current draw. Samples and records annually the fuel in the tank.


  • Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.  Supporting documents (i.e. education certificate) must be included in the application for eligibility purposes.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3 years of journey-level experience in the installation, operations, repair and maintenance of commercial or industrial boilers and HVAC/mechanical refrigeration systems, which two years of work experience in operating, maintaining, or repairing up to 700 KW size boilers is required.  Work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility working on complex sophisticated equipment and components including operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of fuel management systems. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have superior knowledge, exceptional electro-mechanical technical skills, and a thorough understanding of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to commercial boilers and HVAC theories and principles.  Must be well-versed in commercial boiler controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, and building automation systems and sensors.  Must have a thorough understanding of U.S. or International Building Code (IBC) standards, mechanical / American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHREA) standards, indoor air quality standards, building pressurization, ductwork sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes. 

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.  Successful completion of a minimum of two-year vocational training from an accredited institution recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the HVAC field is required. 

 is required.

Supporting documents (i.e. education certificate) must be included in the application for eligibility purposes.

يجب إرفاق شهادة الدراسة المطلوبة مع طلب التوظيف حتى يتم اخضاع الطلب للتدقيق



LANGUAGE: English (Good) Working Knowledge in (Speaking/Writing/Reading) "English proficiency may be tested"

Arabic (fluent) in (Speaking/Writing/Reading) is required.

  • For positions that require English Level, applications MUST be submitted in English.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A Jordanian driver’s license level 3 is required.  Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to handle large workloads and multiple tasks simultaneously. Physical demands include lifting and carrying tools, equipment, or parts, maximum weight up to 25 kilos. Must be organized, with a keen aptitude to work independently, impeccable integrity, strong initiative, good judgment and maintenance of confidentiality.

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 Amman, Jordan will receive a in addition to their basic salary the following:

  • Local Social Security if Jordanian citizen

  • US Social Security if US citizen

  • Provident fund

  • Severance pay

  • Medical and life insurance

  • 13th and 14th months Bonuses

  • Annual Leave

  • Special Immigrant Visa to the US. (Not an entitlement)

  • Training opportunities.

  • Premium pay to include overtime, night differential, Friday differential.

  • Eligible to be member of American Embassy Community Service Association

  • Within-Grade Increase          


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 Public Trust Security Clearance. 

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

  • 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 Level, applications MUST be submitted in English.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (non- Jordanians)

  • Passport copy

  • Degree 

  • 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 (Amman/ Jordan).