Automotive Mechanic at The US Embassy (Re-Advertised)

SOURCE: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/vacancies.html

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Automotive Mechanic (Re-Advertised)

Closing Date of The Position: August 15, 2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/055

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 6; (Step 1- TZS 17,537,711 through Step 13- 26,306,567 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 8*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.


The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Automotive Mechanic in the General Services Section – Motorpool Unit. 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

The incumbent is responsible for the skilled maintenance and repairs of 80+ vehicles in the motor pool fleet The incumbent is also responsible for forklifts. Performs skilled mechanical tasks in the diagnosis of malfunctions. Preventive and routine maintenance and overhauling done in accordance with established maintenance schedule. Maintains Event Data Recorders for post’s drive cam program belonging to ICASS and other agencies.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintenance Program: 
45%

Perform productive diagnosis, repair and replacement of general automotive parts and accessories. These are safety and courtesy inspections; specialized repair and replacement services to include fuel systems, on-board computer systems, emission control systems, sound systems, heating and cooling systems, air conditioning systems, exhaust system, hydraulic system, fluid and filter service, drive train/u-joint service, truing rotors and drums, disc drums and brakes, wheel alignments, struts and suspension, engine performance (tune-up, C.V. axle replacement, installing batteries, replacing serpentine, v belts and timing belts, installing starters and alternators, inspecting differentials and specialty installations (drive Cam Event Recorders). Makes thorough inspection of vehicles and assesses performance by reviewing OF-108 sheets performed by drivers, verbal and written reports, discuss with motor pool staff. Responsible for taking vehicles to the vendor/contractor to schedule for an inspection and will oversee the inspection. Reviews the recommendations of the vendor and will look for fraud, abuse and waste by the vendor or motor pool staff to confirm that recommended work is necessary. Make recommendations to Motor pool Supervisor or directly to the American Supervisor regarding repair work and cost. Adequately explains technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which include customers and American employees. 

Procurement, supplies and Billing: 
20%

Responsible for maintaining audit trail of maintenance repair costs and workloads, assessing contractors/vendors’ performance and research for contractors that provide better quality and performance. Make recommendations for sourcing services and parts. Negotiate rates/pricing with vendors, but makes no commitments. Responsible for reviewing accounts and correctness and submit them to the Motor pool Supervisor for review. Ensure all maintenance and repair costs are properly recorded on the ILMS data base. Use Internet and email to seek out price quotes from off shore suppliers. Reviews all vehicle purchases prior to ordering to assure all necessary safety features and equipment’s are included in the order (14FAM432.1B). 

Management of working equipment’s, tools, parts and facility: 
20%

Places requests for parts and supplies, follows up on requests in timely fashion, and is responsible for receiving supplies to motor pool and keep records up to date. Maintain an independent inventory of workshop equipment’s, tools and parts as well as coordinating with warehouse to request and receive items requested. Keeps warehouse management of mechanical repair problems as they occur. Maintain an organized and neat bay (auto mechanic Workshop). 

Safety and Training: 
10%

Provide training to the motor pool staff as part of the safe driver training program, conducting classes on the driver performance of vehicle inspections and performance assessment, as well as safety precautions. Works with other trainers and supervisors to develop training materials and make presentations. Assures that safety features on vehicles are checked regularly and corrects any defects immediately. Must assess safety concerns and pull vehicles out of fleet for repair as required. Must report such acts to the supervisor. Responsible for assuring headlights are at proper regulated heights. Performs repair works as is necessary assuring that the work is performed in compliance with safety regulations and U.S. standards. As is required will consult other sources to resolve repair issues or pats availability. Will report delays to supervisor and provide full reports on major delays or incidents. Confer with customers to obtain description of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements. 

Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals and experience: 
5%

Assist Motor pool supervisor on preparing mishap reports as guided by 14FAM35.2b. Continuously learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education: 
Completion of secondary School (form IV) and qualified vocational school in automotive mechanic is required.
Experience: 
At least 5 years of strong automotive diagnosis, problem solving and repair experience in automotive air conditioning; routine and preventive vehicle maintenance is required.
Language:
English Level III (good working knowledge) and Kiswahili Level IV (fluent) is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: 
Must have good organizational skills and sound judgment. Computer literate; ability to use Microsoft Office or suite software is required. Ability to write correspondence in both Swahili and English is required. Polished personal skills to receive official visitors and to conduct coordination with senior host country officials. A current driver's license is required.(this will be tested).
Job Knowledge: 
Must be able to diagnose and repair automotive air conditioning system and perform necessary tasks of the vehicle maintenance function with minimum supervision. Must be knowledgeable in mechanical repairs of motor vehicle, automotive safety, local laws, policies and regulations. Trained on the proper use of electronic diagnosis equipment; knowledge of late model vehicle computer systems, fuel injection, air condition and hybrid systems is required.



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. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP**


* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The candidate must be able to obtain the local security certification.


HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
For Tanzanian Nationals: Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
For Other Nationals: please attach current Resident/Work Permit and copy of valid Passport.


WHERE TO APPLY: Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via DarRecruitment@state.gov

When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.
Otherwise your application will not be considered.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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(below compulsory retirement 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.


Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Is under chief of mission authority.



U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.



Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

U.S. Citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
Is under chief of mission authority; and
Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.


Member of Household (MOH) : A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
A MOH is under COM authority;
A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
A MOH is not an EFM;
A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.


Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
Is not a citizen of the host country; and
Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.


Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

A citizen of the host country; or
A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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