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Electrician, FSN-05; FP-9


OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

POSITION:               Electrician, FSN-05; FP-9

OPENING DATE:   May 19, 2015

CLOSING DATE:    June 1, 2015

WORK HOURS:      Full time; 44 hours/week

SALARY:                  Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-9 (Starting salary to be determined by Washington)

Ordinarily Resident (OR): Starting Salary – 6,763 USD per year                            
(Position Grade:  FSN-5)

NOTE:   For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local    currency using the established exchange rate.


The U.S. Mission Addis Ababa is seeking an individual for the position of Electrician in the Facility Maintenance Office of the Embassy.


Under the direct supervision of the Electrician Foreman, the incumbent is responsible to insure that all electrical maintenance, repairs and upgrades on U.S. Government and leased properties are expeditiously and properly performed and that the electrical systems at these properties are safe and in good working order.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact (251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383)


NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Supporting documentations (e.g., letters of employment, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above should also be submitted.

1. Required Education: Vocational training on Electricity after Completion of secondary school is required. One year of experience in the specified field will be equivalent to one year of education.

2. Required Experience: Three years’ experience as electrician and in the maintenance of electrical equipment and appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, water distillers, laundry machines and Generators is required.

3. Language Requirement: Level 3 (good working knowledge) of English and Amharic is required. (English language proficiency will be tested)

4. Knowledge: Knowledge of how to use all types of electrical equipment and instruments. Sound knowledge of electrical appliances, equipment and generators is required.

5. Skills and Abilities: The ability to read and understand electrical schematic drawings and installation/service instruction manuals is required.  A valid Class 2 driver’s license is required. 


When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

6. As a condition of employment the candidate must be granted a medical and security certification. 


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the Universal Application for Employment along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans’ preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans’ preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g., letters of employment; essays, certificates, awards; driving license; and copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
H. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
I. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
J. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
K. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type 
L. Days available to work
M. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S.  Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
N. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
O. Education
P. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
Q. Language Skills
R. Work Experience
S. References

U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box: 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Preferred Method to submit applications is by e-mail. 
Please e-Mail:

Human Resources Office
Telephone: 251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383
FAX: 251-11-124-24-03


1. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member: For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, a USEFM is an individual who meets the following criteria:

1. U.S. citizen; and
2. The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is an unmarried child 18 to 20 years old; and
3. Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 , of the sponsoring employee, (i.e., a  direct-hire FS, CS, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under Chief Of Mission authority and either:
a) Resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
b) Resides at an involuntary separate maintenance allowance (ISMA) location. (The individual will not be listed on the sponsoring officer’s travel orders, but will have a Form SF-1190, processed authorizing ISMA.)

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The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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.