Saudi Arabia

Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Riyadh
Position Title:
Trades Helper (2 positions)
Open Period:
10/28/2020 - 11/27/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 3
SAR ﷼88,686
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Riyadh, SA
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS FP-BB; US$ 23,368; Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open to: 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 U.S. Mission in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Trades Helper for the Facility Management Office. This position is open for nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia only. The applicant should hold a valid national ID or Iqama.

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


Employee assists skilled tradesmen in the performance of their duties in government-owned and leased residential and non-residential properties. The incumbent assists with any maintenance projects including repairs, renovations, painting, carpentry, welding, and masonry. Assists the electrical technicians, plumbing technicians, and HVAC technicians in maintenance, installation, and repair of all types of equipment and systems.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Two years' experience as a trades helper, or in any relevant trade, including maintenance work or construction work is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Basic electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting, and other trades practices and procedures.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.


LANGUAGE: English level II (limited knowledge;read/write/speak) is required. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess general mechanical and trades skill. Must be able to use proper tools and techniques. Must have valid driver's license, lift/carry 50lbs unassisted, and use ladders/scaffold/or lifts.

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 Saudi Arabia 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:

Make sure you complete the provided universal application form with details on education, work experience and languages as per your CV.

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold appropriate security clearance after selection. 

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


Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency Permit (Iqama) or national ID 

  • Passport copy

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Certificates

  • Driver's license

  • Letter(s) of recommendation (if available)

  • List of references

  • Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above.

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. Make sure your email address is valid and that your emails are not saved under spam/junk mail. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.