Facility Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at the U.S Embassy in Botswana – P428,441/Per Year

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Gaborone
  • P428,441 /Per Year USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: P428,441 /Per Year

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The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Botswana.


Facility Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at the U.S Embassy in Botswana

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Gaborone
Position Title:
Facility Maintenance Engineer (All Interested Applicants/ All Sources)
Open Period:
02/17/2023 – 03/03/2023 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1105 10
BWP P428,441
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is XX.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
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 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

Facility Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at the U.S Embassy in Botswana


Basic Function of the Position

This position is the senior Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) position in Facilities Management (FM) for Center for Disease Control (CDC) Botswana.  Position coordinates, manages and oversees implementation of all routine facility and grounds maintenance for CDC Botswana including any approved renovation projects.  The FM Engineer serves as the technical advisor for all primary facility trades including, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, painting, roofing, welding, HVAC, security, landscaping, pest control and janitorial domains.  In this capacity, incumbent ensures that facility features and systems in all these domains are well maintained and remain fully operational.  Position reports to the Associate Director for Management and Operations.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Three years related work experience in either civil engineering, building maintenance or facility management.  Experience with tendering and supervising contractor performance of building works.  One year of supervisory experience is required.


Excellent working knowledge of field engineering including civil, electrical, mechanical, building, plumbing and construction/renovation practices in accordance with Botswana codes and standards.

Facility Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at the U.S Embassy in Botswana

Education Requirements:
University Degree in Engineering is required

Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Level IV (Fluent) speaking of Setswana is required


Ability to manage and/or oversee skilled workers in multiple trades, develop and manage projects, devise work schedules, provide technical supervision to assure an effective maintenance program, and write technical reports. Must be computer literate with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.   Incumbent must be capable of maintaining digital and paper records to document all relevant contractor activities in a thorough and organized manner.  Ability to assist with general physical labor associated with primary duties when necessary.  Valid driver’s license with a clean record.   “This may be 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:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Gaborone, Botswana 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.

Facility Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at the U.S Embassy in Botswana
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.


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

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.

Facility Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at the U.S Embassy in Botswana

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Medical and Security 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:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    • Degree with transcript
    • Driver’s License
    • Certificate or License
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • List of references
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.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

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

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