Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
BAMAKO-2019-023 RA 2
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bamako
Position Title:
NEC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
02/12/2020 - 02/27/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 5
XOF CFA5,019,746
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Bamako, ML
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FS is 9.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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


Basic Function of the Position:

Position operates, repairs and maintains refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating equipment on the embassy compound.

  • Inspects, operates, maintains and makes repairs to refrigeration or air-conditioning units and ancillary equipment within the embassy compound. Ensures that all related equipment is functioning properly.

  • Responds to trouble calls and troubleshoots cooling problems with diagnostic equipment, instruments, gauges and pressure/temperature charts of refrigerants; identifies malfunctioning components or improper system settings.

  • Perform refrigerant recovery and reclamation, test lines, components and connections for leaks.

  • Dismantle, remove and replace defective components, e.g. expansion valves, evaporators, compressors, condensers, strainers, damper actuators, variable air volume (VAV) boxes, pumps, fans, motors, etc.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Three years of progressive work experiences in the refrigeration and air-conditioning field is required.


Must have a thorough knowledge of digital and pneumatic control systems related to building automation; must be knowledgeable of, and adhere to safe work practices

Education Requirements:

Completion of high school (or host nation equivalent) or technical school required with specialized training and certification as a Refrigeration/HVAC Technician.



English Level II is required.  “This may be tested” 

French Level III is required  “This may be tested” 


Must be able to read and comprehend HVAC and electrical blueprints and schematics; must be able to use all related power tools, hand tools, measuring devices and instruments pertinent to the trade. Required to climb ladders and work in high places and/or constricted spaces.  Must have a valid drivers’ license and basic computer skills.

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 Bamako, Mali,  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 Public Trust Certificate. 

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

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Driver’s License

  • List of references

  • Other Document

  • Other Document 1

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Bamako, Mali.