HVAC Maintenance Worker Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dar es Salaam
  • TZS 24,989,567 Per Year USD / Year
  • Salary: TZS 24,989,567 Per Year

Website US Embassy Dar es Salaam

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 Tanzania.

HVAC Maintenance Worker Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
HVAC Maintenance Worker (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
01/31/2024 – 02/14/2024 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1210 6
TZS TSh24,989,567 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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
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 U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of HVAC Maintenance Worker (RES) in the Facilities Section.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel



Operation – 50%

    • Installs and repairs HVAC systems and ensures that all tasks are completed in accordance with applicable codes and manufacturers’ recommendations.
    • Responds to emergency calls during off-duty hours when critical systems stop functioning, or when there is an imminent threat to the safety of personnel or structural integrity.
    • Installs, removes, relocates, repairs, and tests HVAC equipment and components to ensure performance.
    • Addresses existing or potential problems and makes recommendations to ensure systems and equipment meet the design and manufacturers’ operating parameters.
    • Orders and stocks HVAC supplies and replacement parts to ensure availability for future needs.
    • Assists in developing and executing testing and inspection checklists to ensure quality work by contractors and staff.
    • Contributes to the safety program managed by the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (FM).

Maintenance – 40%

    • Performs preventive maintenance by inspecting, adjusting and troubleshooting HVAC systems and equipment to ensure reliable operation and uninterrupted air supply to critical facilities.
    • Provides routine inspection on all systems and prepares written reports on their condition, including all key performance indicators in conformance with the reporting requirements of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Annual Facility Condition Survey and Annual Inspection Summary.
    • Assists in developing and executing a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for HVAC systems, equipment and associated components and controllers.

Logistics – 10%

    • Records and compiles operational data, completing and maintaining forms, logs, and reports
    • Assists in preparing documents for maintenance, repair and renovation, including soliciting and monitoring contractors.
    • Escorts local contractors at post facilities when required.

**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 of experience in the repair and maintenance of commercial or industrial HVAC systems is required.


    • Maintenance and repair of HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, sensors and building automation systems, furnaces, hydronic systems, hot water heaters and heat pumps, evaporators and condensers, chillers and boilers.
    • Minor component replacement of motors, valves, pumps, controls and recording instruments
    • HVAC testing procedures in control devices to monitor, diagnose faults, determine current operating capacity to the design requirements, all in accordance with US and host country regulations.
    • Reading and working from engineering drawings, specifications, HVAC schematics, one-line diagrams and material list.
Education Requirements:
Completion of secondary school is required and completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the HVAC field is required.

Limited Knowledge (Written/Speaking/Reading) in English is required in order understand verbal requests, read some technical material, and prepare simple reports.

Swahili Good knowledge (Written/Speaking/Reading) is required. In order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff. 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.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Statement:

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints.  We strive to create a welcoming environment for all, and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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:
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

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 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:
• Secondary School Certificate
• Vocational Training Certificate from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the HVAC field is required.

• Proof of Citizenship
• Work Permit
• Other Document (any)
• Other Document (any)

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

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.

To apply for this job please visit erajobs.state.gov.