Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Dar es Salaam-2021-040
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Telephone Technician (Radio Technician) (All interested Candidates)
Open Period:
10/12/2021 - 10/26/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0615 6
TZS TSh24,989,567
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 Hours a week work schedule
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
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

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 Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Telephone Technician (Radio Technician)  in the Information Management Section.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel


Radio Support 50%

Programs hand-held, mobile, and base-station VHF/UHF radios and provides end-user       

training to American staff and their families and Locally Engaged staff. 

Troubleshoots hardware, software, and reception/transmission problems with all radio equipment.

Develops radio training materials and conducts formal training classes for American staff, their families and local staff.  Conducts one-on-one training as needed.

Installs mobile radios in vehicles and radio base stations in offices and residences, including the associated antennas and coaxial cabling and wiring.  Maintains the radio equipment at the Zanzibar Office.

Maintains batteries, chargers, and test and maintenance equipment, comprising several hundred individual items and the substantial documentation regarding equipment and frequencies. 

Coordinates with the Radio/Telephone Assistant to maintain an appropriate stock of spare and replacement radios, parts, and accessories and to maintain an up-to-date inventory.  Plans for replacement and repair of defective equipment taking into account ordering and shipping times.

Telephone Support 20%

Acts as primary backup to the Radio/Telephone Supervisor.  In that capacity performs minor telephone line installations and troubleshooting and assists with residential make-readies.        

IT Inventory 30%

Receives, inventories, stores and tracks all movement of IT assets in and out of the IT department. Responsible to keep all spare and not in operation unclassified IT asset/equipment until the deployment time.   Coordinates/collects information from technicians to records through scanning all items coming in and out of storage, workshops, and deployed for use. Uses the ILMS IT Asset Manager Application.   


Note: “This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by    incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.”

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least two years of experience in installation/repair/maintenance of radios is required.


Education Requirements:

Secondary School Education is required.  Minimum one-month Field Training Course in telecommunications is required.


LANGUAGE: Good working knowledge (speaking/reading/writing) English is required. Good working knowledge (speaking/reading/writing) Kiswahili is required. (This may be tested)

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:

The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/


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.

  • Copy of Secondary School Certificate

  • Copy of Field Training Certificate 

  • A proof of Citizenship 

  • A copy of Work Permit if not TZ national

  • Other Document (if any)

  • Other Document 2 (if any)

Next Steps:

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

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.