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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Electrical Controls Technician at U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the position of Electrical Controls Technician in the Facilities Maintenance Section.

Position Title: Electrical Controls Technician – FSN-07/FP-07

Location: Abuja

Basic Function of the Position:
Incumbent will carry out skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC) buildings, grounds and residential owned/leased properties. S/he specializes in electrical control systems of automated equipment and assisting in the programming control sequence, control devices and their interface with the Building Automation System (BAS).

To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:

Position Requirements:
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.
Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of two (2) years of vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman level skills in the repair and maintenance of digital building control systems.
Minimum of three (3) years journeyman experience in a large, modern, commercial or Government office building as an Electrical Controls Technician with digital building control system knowledge is required.
Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and a local language is required.
Good working knowledge of building electrical control systems (structure and design), direct control technology, devices and control wiring is required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and other technical programs like AutoCAD is required.
A valid Nigerian driver’s license is required.
Selection Process
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Salary: Or – Ordinarily Resident–N2,957,362 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-07
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
Nor - Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM - US$40,394 EFM/MOH – US$34,667, (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-07

Application Closing Date
20th March, 2014

How To Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.
Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
Submit Application To:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Or submit to:

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