Afghanistan

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
KABUL-2021-036
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kabul
Position Title:
Mechanical Engineer FSN-11 (Third Country National (TCN))
Open Period:
04/23/2021 - 05/08/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+4.5
Series/Grade:
LE - 1105 11
Salary:
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - From Sunday through Thursday
Promotion Potential:
LE-11
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Kabul, AF
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
HRatPost@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Third Country Nationals  


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 U.S. Mission in Kabul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Mechanical Engineer.


The work schedule for this position is:



  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

  • Salary and Benefits: $51,224 per annum (Plus 35% of basic salary for Afghanistan Service Differential and 35% of basic salary for Unique Conditions of Work Allowance) Paid in US Dollars.


 

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Working under the Construction Manager/Project Director of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overseeing and inspecting all work elements of the construction site, reviewing shop drawings and other construction plans, developing change orders and cost estimates for the New Embassy Compound (NEC)/ New Consulate Compound (NCC)/ Major Rehabilitation/Other Project Name. Incumbent must be capable of working independently.


 


 


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience in mechanical engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development projects, of which, two years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have comprehensive understanding of DOS/OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook. Knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety and security rules. Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel in order to facilitate authorization and related engagement. Must have professional knowledge in mechanical design calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specifications.


 

Education Requirements:

University degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited institution is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


 "this may be tested"


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research. Professional skills and experience in using construction management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera. Ability to create mechanical engineering cost estimates and review mechanical plan for code compliance. Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, infrared thermometers, flow meters, calipers and measuring tools. Must hold a valid driver’s license.


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:

Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.


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 (insert post and/or country name) 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website).


 


 


 

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application



  • University degree in Mechanical engineering

  • Driver License

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 Kabul, Afghanistan