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Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Electrician (NEC)

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Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Electrician (NEC)

Announcement Number: Dar es Salaam-2022-012

Hiring Agency: Embassy Dar Es Salaam

Position Title: Electrician (NEC)

Open Period: 03/14/2022 – 03/28/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+3

Series/Grade: LE – 1210 6

Salary: TZS TSh24,989,567

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential: LE-6

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Dar Es Salaam, TZ

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

HR Section

+255-22-229 4148

[email protected]


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: Permanent

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.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrician (NEC) in the Facility Management Section.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Occasional Travel


Employed as an Electrical Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman level, to IBC standards, throughout the NEC to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties.  Work assignments include installation and repair of electrical hardware, associated peripherals components, circuit configuration, optimization of equipment performance through preventive maintenance, electrical power distribution systems, power and lighting panels, control circuits, voltage regulators, transformers, switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems, lighting systems, and any other item that has an electrical connection.

Operations Support 50%

Performs hands-on installation and repairs of the electrical power and lighting system, control circuitry, and other building electrical systems. Work includes, but is not limited to emergency generator controls, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) power and controls, mechanical pump power and controls, fire alarm system controls and devices, panel boards, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, automatic transfer switches, relay controls, programmable control systems for switchgear, medium voltage transformers, motor control centers, convenience outlet power circuits, lighting fixtures and lighting control circuits.

Ensures that all assigned repairs are accomplished promptly and completely, using the manufacturers recommended repair or replacement parts, and meeting IBC standards/requirements for installation methods and serviceability.

Performs preventive maintenance on the electrical power and lighting distribution systems and related components to maintain system operation and reliability to ensure uninterrupted power to critical facilities, equipment, and critical systems. Uses Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) techniques to determine system reliability, schedule equipment shutdowns for preventive maintenance, and to predict when equipment and/or systems will need to be replaced. Responds to scheduled, unscheduled, and preventive maintenance work orders generated by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and completes assigned work orders within the time standards set by the Collaborative Management Initiative (CMI).

Inspects, tests, evaluates, calibrates, and updates electrical power and lighting distribution systems and wiring to improve reliability and to assure dependability, safe operation, and code and Overseas Building Operation (OBO) compliance. Inspects facilities (including houses, temporary trailers, office buildings, etc.); equipment (e.g. fire and life safety, generators, compressors, etc.); systems (e.g. electrical, lighting, power distribution, and HVAC/plumbing where applicable, etc.); and work of vendors to determine condition of facilities, safe operation of equipment, quality and safety of work being performed and/or recently completed, and scheduled maintenance.

Provides routine inspections on all systems, as specified by manufacturer requirements and equipment operations and maintenance (O&M) manuals and advises the Senior Facility Manager and Supervising Engineer in writing of the system or equipment’s condition, and existing or potential problems that need to be addressed, and recommendations to bring systems or equipment back to the manufacturers recommended operating parameters.

Removes, relocates, repairs, installs, and tests electrical equipment to maintain occupant comfort and equipment protection in buildings and structures. Restores the operation of non-functioning equipment to the manufacturers recommended operating parameters.

Orders and stocks electrical supplies, materials, and replacement parts (e.g., motors, wiring, electrical devices and hardware, tools, and other electrical parts, etc.) to replace materials consumed and to assure their availability for future assigned projects, scheduled maintenance, and emergency responses.

Ensures proper use of time, tools, materials, and parts, and provides labor and material data on all completed scheduled and unscheduled work orders and maintenance task so the Work Control Clerk can perform accurate data entry and close the work order in the CMMS program.

Responds to 24-hour emergency calls during off-duty hours when critical systems have stopped functioning, or there is an imminent threat to the life safety of personnel, or structure integrity.

Maintenance Support 40%

Logistic Support 10 %

Note: Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

**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: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry.  This experience should also include a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience on similar sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements.

Use and implementation of IBC standards, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects.

Education Requirements:

Education: Completion of secondary school is required and/or completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the electrical field is required. The incumbent will have completed courses of study covering the principles of AC and DC circuitry, power distribution, control wiring, circuit ampacity and safe wiring practices for office and residential buildings, use of diagnostic equipment and electrical meters, and commercial wiring standards including power generation and distribution.


Language: Limited knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in English is required and Good working knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kiswahili is required. “This may 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:

Benefits:  The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers 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:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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:

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:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

Completion of secondary school is required – certificate

Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the electrical field is required – Certificate

National ID card copy

Proof of Citizenship

Driver’s License

Other Documents

Next Steps:

What to Expect Next:  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.

The deadline for submitting the application is 28 March 2022.



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