VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-007
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: OBO Mechanical Engineer, FSN-10; FP-5
OPENING DATE: March 20, 2017
CLOSING DATE: April 03, 2017
DURATION OF POSITION: 2 years
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-10 – 13,508,128 F CFA per year
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) FP-5* – US$ 52,765 p.a. (Final grade/step will be determined by work history and availability of funds.)
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 an individual for the position of the Mechanical Engineer in the Embassy’s Facility Management Section (FM).
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Mechanical Engineer shall directly report to COR and/or OBO Project Director (PD) in the performance of their duties under this contract. The Mechanical Engineer will inspect daily construction activities; review plans; review and recommend approval of shop drawings and submittals; maintain a daily log of construction activities;develop change orders including preparing cost estimates; and other construction engineering duties related to the construction of the new Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR) as required by the contract documents. He shall be capable of working independently and shall provide professional engineering services.
The incumbent shall observe the execution of construction to assure adherence to approved drawings and specifications, inspect construction workmanship, materials, methods of equipment, and report to COR and/or OBO/PD as to their conformity and non-conformity to the approved contract documents. He/she shall Make recommendations to the COR and/or OBO/PD on how to correct deficiencies and resolve problems during construction. Work independently and maintain daily construction surveillance logs insuring contractor compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract between the construction contractor and the Government.
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.
A Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from an accredited institution is required.
Minimum of five years’ experience in the field of mechanical engineering in relation to building constructions and renovations is required; at least 2 years of this experience must be with International or U.S. codes and criteria.
Level IV (fluency – reading/speaking writing) English is required. Level III (good working knowledge – reading/speaking/writing) French is required. »
Must have knowledge in design and construction practices with U.S. mechanical codes and specifications, thorough professional knowledge in mechanical design calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specification.
Ability to use engineering management software, maintain daily construction inspection logs. Ability to create mechanical engineering cost estimates, review mechanical construction drawings for code compliance and provide briefings to the PD on mechanical issues. Ability to use AutoCAD to review required. Ability to use AutoCAD to design a plus.
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. (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
Please indicate the Position you are applying for in the Subject Line: OBO Mechanical Engineer
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: 17-007