Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Pristina- 2021-015
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Pristina
Position Title:
Painter - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
06/09/2021 - 06/28/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 4
EUR €13,099
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full time 40hrs/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Pristina, KV
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+383 38 59 59 3000


Hiring Path:
• 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-5.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:

•    Definite not to Exceed 10 years.
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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


Working in the Facility Management section of the Embassy, the Painter carries out tasks such as painting, drywall, wood refinishing, and furniture repair as well as assisting on other preventive maintenance and repairs on all building systems on the chancery campus and facilities including residential owned and leased properties. Painter receives supervision from the Residential Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of two 3 years of experience specifically with painting and refinishing.  General maintenance experience is not sufficient for this position. 


  • Application and use of paints, coatings, stains, and other finishes, as well as knowledge about the appropriate thinners, tints, and additives for each.

  • Drywall and plaster installation, and repair.

  • Correct preparation methods for finishing all surfaces, including wood, metal, masonry, etc.

  • Ability to set up and operate a variety of paint related machines, (sprayers, sanders, sandblasters, etc) as well as various power and handheld tool that meet accepted trade practices and safety procedures

  • Reading and working from sketches, architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, schematics, one-line diagrams and material lists

Key Requirements:
  • Required to pass medical and security certifications.
  • Education Requirements:


    • Completion of secondary school, and completion of vocational training is required.




    English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/ Speaking is required. This may be tested. 

    Albanian level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/ Speaking is required.


    • Ability to identify problems or dangers, report issues and provide solution.

    • Communication and interpersonal skills to answer queries from end-users.

    • Ability to work as part of a team, work under pressure and a tight schedule.

    • A flexible approach to work shifts and answer emergency calls at all hours.

    • A valid driver's license is required.




    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 (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:

    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*

    2. AEFM / USEFM

    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 Background Investigation clearance. 

    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 qualify based on education, you MUST submit/upload 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.

    • Diploma (not transcript)

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

    • SF-50 (if applicable)

    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. 

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