Sri Lanka

Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Colombo
Position Title:
Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems)- [Female/Male] Open to All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
07/10/2019 - 07/31/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1105 9
LKR ₨2,011,283 - LKR ₨3,261,883
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Colombo, CE
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 applicants who are Ordinarily Resident (OR) in Sri Lanka: The proposed grade is FSN 9 Step 01: Rs. 2,011,283/- to FSN 9 Step 14: Rs. 3,261,883/- p.a.
*For applicants who are USEFMs, the proposed grade is FP –5 (steps 5 through 14): US $ 60,601/-p.a. However, the final grade/step will be determined by Washington D.C.
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 Colombo is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of the Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems) in the Facility Management Office.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time- 40 hours per week.

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin work within a reasonable period of time upon 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 Position:

The Building Automated Systems Engineering Technician (BASET) will report directly to the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager and be responsible for the operation and maintenance, which may include a Reliability Centered Maintenance program (RCM), of computer and microprocessor-controlled systems located throughout the New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operational Support - 40%

  • Maintenance and Project Support - 50%

  • Logistics Support - 10%

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years field experience in the operation and maintenance of a building automation system (BAS), including computer and microprocessor control system installation and programming.

The experience may have been gained as a result of performing general maintenance on computer controlled systems and equipment; however, at least two (2) years must have been spent in direct maintenance of BAS specific components in a similar environment in addition to three (3) years of experience with large, modern, commercial or Government office building operations and maintenance.

Experience working with U.S. building, trade, construction, fire and safety codes and standards is required. Candidate must attach copies of relevant service/work experience certificates.


  1. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking, Reading and Writing English is required. (This will be tested)

  2. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking, Reading and Writing Sinhalese and/or Tamil is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of building automation systems, their components including sensors and actuators.

For further information: Please refer the complete Position description available in the Mission web site


  • Must have strong computer skills.

  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, able to create useable engineering drawing to assist in the operations and maintenance process.

  • Must posses a valid Class "B" driver's license (formerly C, C1) with a clean driving record is required. Candidate must attach a copy of the relevant driving license.

For further information: Please refer the complete Position description available in the Mission web site

Education Requirements:

Completion of a four (4) year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General Engineering or Computerized systems, control and sensor technology is required. Must attach copies of relevant educational certificates.


LANGUAGE:  Level IV English Language Fluency will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Safe driving skills will be tested.


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 (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:

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.

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 Local Security Certification clearance. 

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission web site:

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Proof of citizenship [NIC/Passport/Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable]

  • University Degree (Degree Certificate)

  • Transcript (Relevant Transcript of the Degree studies)

  • Other Document (Relevant Service/Work Experience Certificates)

  • Other Document 2 (Relevant Service/Work Experience Certificates)

  • Other Document 3 (Relevant Service/Work Experience Certificates)

  • Driver's License (Both sides of the Driver's 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. 

Due to high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka.