Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bucharest
Position Title:
Custodian - All interested Applicants
Open Period:
03/05/2020 - 03/19/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1305 1
RON lei1.578
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Bucharest, RO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Excepted service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-DD.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
• Permanent position
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.

The U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Custodian.

The work schedule for this position is: 

• Full Time (40 hours per week)

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required



Performs general janitorial duties at offices and common areas.

On daily basis, duties include vacuuming carpets using both upright and handheld vacuums; sweeping, stripping, mopping, waxing, and buffing floors using brooms, mops, buckets, buffers, ladders, squeegees, spray bottles, etc.; emptying trash; dusting shelves, window sills, and window blinds working on ladders as required; washing interior and exterior windows; sorting paper for recycling. Cleans and disinfects restroom facilities, re-stocks toilet tissue, paper towels and hand soap as required. Cleans and removes dirt, stains, and marks from walls, doors, floors, ceilings, and other finished surfaces within the office facility.  

On weekly basis, removes dust and cobwebs from walls ceilings and windows sills.                                

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: One year of janitorial experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The work includes exposure to harsh cleaners and abrasive cleaning products requiring the knowledge of proper safety procedures in the use of such chemicals.

Education Requirements:

• Completion of the high school.

In the absence of high school completion, two years of high school may be substituted with two years of appropriate experience (in addition to the required experience). 


LANGUAGE: Fluent Romanian.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The individual must be capable of performing the functions under a variety of circumstances involv­ing assisting in the lifting and/or moving of applianc­es and supplies (up to 14 kilos). Must lift buckets full of water, gallon containers of cleaning materials off shelves (including overhead shelving). Material may be lifted from two to four feet and carried for up to twenty yards. Must be capable of placing and removing supplies and equipment from above-the-head shelving and other storage areas. Activities also require the individual to bend (90 degrees), stoop, crouch, climb, twist (to 90 degrees), turn, work on hands and knees, and work above the head on a recurring, repe­titive, and often continuous basis in the course of performing job duties. The individual is required to perform these movements without a significant risk of injury, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how s/he can perform the essential functions listed above. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and to work safely on ladders in the performance of cleaning tasks outlined above. The incumbent must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others and meet schedules and time lines.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits and Other Info

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania 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.
Agency Benefits:

The Embassy offers bonuses and other benefits:

  • Supplemental Medical Reimbursement Plan to local employees who are employed on a full-time or part-time basis under non-temporary appointments will be reimbursed the covered medical expenses (for employee and eligible dependents, up to an annual amount of RON 2500 per patient per fiscal year);

  • Christmas Bonus: Employees who have been on the payroll the entire year receive one monthly salary as a Christmas Bonus, or a prorated bonus, if hired during the year;

  • Holidays: In addition to annual leave, employees receive both Romanian and American holidays observed by the embassy during the year, which are approximately 20 days per year. Employees who work on Romanian or American holidays also receive extra compensation (Holiday Pay).

  • Awards for superior performance and innovation.

  • Meritorious Based Compensation, annual salary increase based on performance.

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 in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust 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:
Required Documents:

In order to be considered for the position you must provide the following required documentation listed below with your application  Failure to provide the required documents will disqualify you for consideration:

• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

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

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania.