VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-006
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: Building Automation Systems (BAS) Technician FSN-9, FP-5
OPENING DATE: April 12, 2016
CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-9 – 11,182,371 F CFA per year
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) FP-5* – US$ 51,560 per year
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for a Building Automation Systems (BAS) Technician position in the Facilities Maintenance Section of the U.S. Embassy.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the supervision of the Building Engineer, the BAS Technician is responsible for the efficient operation of all U.S. Embassy building automation systems including: main Building Automation System and associated sub-systems controls (HVAC, chiller plants, emergency power generators, fuel systems, etc.). The BAS Technician will also be responsible for maintaining the fire alarm systems and power management system. Responsibilities also include supervision of all BAS and associated system equipment throughout the Embassy Compounds buildings, and grounds. Other duties shall include: Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for embassy maintenance contracts assigned.
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.
Completion of a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in Building Automation Systems, Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized engineering program is required.
Applicant must have a minimum of three years of experience as Building Automation Systems Technician and 2 years supervisory experience working on Building Automation Systems, Power Monitoring Systems, HVAC, and power generation.
Level 4 Speaking/Reading French and Level 3 Speaking/Reading English is required. (English proficiency will be tested).
Must have a thorough professional knowledge of building automation systems as it relates to mechanical and electrical systems. Must have an understanding of building construction practices and codes and contracting procedures, project scheduling, and materials of construction. Must be able to read and interpret building plans and specifications, and safety requirements.
Must be able to identify, troubleshoot and to independently correct or direct in-house maintenance staff and service contractors to remedy maintenance/repair issues. Example: BAS system does not provide correct temperature and building pressure, failed automatic transfer to back up generator, failures with potable water treatment/pacification system, fire alarm panel faults and sewage treatment systems.
Ability to use Microsoft Office Programs, Excel, Word, Power Point and Access.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by emailing HROBamako@state.gov to request a copy and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office: 2070- 2314/2315/2316.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:
When qualified, 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:
USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
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 may consider the following 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 Appointment (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.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on https://mali.usembassy.gov/job_announcements.html or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office: E-mail Address:HROBamako@state.gov
Subject: BAS Technician
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, 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.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-006