Vacancy Announcement – Maintenance Foreman

Vacancy Announcement – September 19, 2018

U.S. Mission                                      Chad

Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-017-R

Position Title:                                    Maintenance Foreman

Opening Date:                                   September 19, 2018

Closing Date:                                     October 2, 2018

Series/Grade:                                   1210/FSN 6

Salary:                                                  (FCFA) 6,851,472 per annum

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub

Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point de Chagoua,
N’Djamena, Chad

Who May Apply:                              For USEFM – FP-8 is $38,468. Actual FP-8 salary is determined by HR Overseas Employment

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Non-Sensitive; Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:

Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees located at the end of this announcement.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad is seeking one eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Maintenance Foreman in the Facility Management Section.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  Yes

Duties:  The incumbent serves as the Foreman for the Facilities Maintenance, Building Section, supervising seven-journeyman level tradesman, six trades helpers, and laborers including Carpenters, Painters, Welders, and Masons. S/he is responsible for the day-to-day schedule and supervision of work to ensure priorities and standards are met. The foreman will keep the Maintenance Supervisor informed of all issues regarding the Facilities Section.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:      Completion of Secondary school, vocational training, apprenticeship, or equivalent experience recognized as producing journeyman skills in one of the Building trades is required. Basic knowledge of Utilities trades is required.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five years working experience in one of the building trades is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have full knowledge of practices and procedures required for one of the building trades and good working knowledge of practices for the other building trades.

LANGUAGE:  Level II (written and spoken) English and level IV French are required (this will be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The incumbent must have a good working knowledge of facilities maintenance. S/he must be able to supervise tradesman, trades helpers, laborers, and provide guidance to Facility Maintenance Supervisory Staff on related problems. S/he must have good working knowledge of the composition, operation and installation of a variety of utilities related equipment. S/he must be able to understand basic building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings.

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

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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.


(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”), 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 please visit the following link:

How to Apply:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application to

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Passport or ID card copy
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • Driver’s License
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • List of professional references

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview, will be contacted via email or telephone.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad.