Plumber Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Cape Town
  • (ZAR) R340,011 Per Year USD / Year
  • Salary: (ZAR) R340,011 Per Year

Website US Embassy South Africa

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa

Plumber Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

About

Announcement Number:
Cape Town-2022-107
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Cape Town
Position Title:
Plumber – All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Open Period:
11/03/2022 – 11/17/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+2
Series/Grade:
LE – 1210 6
Salary:
ZAR R340,011
Work Schedule:
Full-time –
Promotion Potential:
LE-6
Duty Location(s):
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
CapetownHRRecruit@state.gov
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Temporary
Appointment Type Details:
Definite not to Exceed (1 Year)
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary:
The work schedule for this position is:

    • Full Time (40 number of hours per week)
    • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer Supervisor. The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level
Maintenance Mechanic – Plumber to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work on the critical and non-critical
mechanical and plumbing systems throughout the New Consulate Compound (NCC) functional/office buildings, on-
compound ancillary support and residential buildings, above and below ground infrastructures, recreational facilities,
and other owned/leased properties.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working as a journey-level plumber in the repair and maintenance of plumbing/mechanical systems in commercial or industrial facilities is required. Must have experience working with PVC, CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, and black pipe; circulation and well pumps, and water treatment equipment.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The incumbent is required to have a thorough, technical understanding of major building plumbing/mechanical systems and equipment, with a specialty in plumbing systems. Familiarization with general mechanical systems, including domestic hot and cold water piping systems, wastewater piping systems and vent stacks, storm water management systems, chilled water systems, water treatment facilities, swimming pool equipment, fire suppression systems, compressed air systems, and irrigation systems is required. Familiarization with the many different types of pipe and fittings (PVC and CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, black, etc.) is required. Must know how to diagnose the root cause of a problem and what materials and equipment will be needed to facilitate repairs. Must know how to work safely on equipment, systems and associated components including the use of lock-out / tag-out safety measure. Knowledge of IBC standards, and fire and life safety codes is required.

Education Requirements:
Mandatory: Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level plumbers and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required. Training through a recognized apprenticeship program provided by a trade union is considered acceptable.. Optional: To modify this section see the Educational Flexibilities Policy Aid.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Mandatory:  English level II (Limited) Written/Speaking/Reading in English is required in order understand verbal requests, read some technical material, and prepare simple reports.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The incumbent must be skilled at reading and interpreting technical documents including layout drawings, as-built drawings, riser diagrams, equipment schedules, operations and maintenance manuals, and other manufacturer’s literature.  The incumbent shall have the skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing filtration systems, water pumps, hot and cold water systems; testing potable water system components, monitoring of chemical and salt injection systems, and taking equipment readings with various meters; use of hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs.  Additional skills include installation and repair to the various types of plumbing pipe such as PVC and CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, and black pipe; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.  Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, on ladders at various heights, and in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information. Must be computer literate, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point; able to draft reports and create spreadsheets, and able to write e-mails and research information on the Internet.  A valid driver’s license is required.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.  Must be organized.

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.

Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Plumber Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in South Africa 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:
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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
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”), 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:

https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

Plumber Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site http://za.usembassy.gov/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:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Degree (not transcript)
• Degree with transcript
• Language Scores (if available)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

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:
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 South Africa.

The Deadline for Submitting Applications is 17 November 2022.
How to Apply:

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