POST SECURITY TECHNICIAN: AMERICAN EMBASSY HARARE

POSITION:                                POST SECURITY TECHNICIAN: FSN-6, FP 8
OPENING DATE:                         JULY 1, 2016 
CLOSING DATE:                         JULY 31, 2016           
WORK HOURS:                          Full-time, 40 hours/week 
SALARY:                                  Ordinarily Resident (OR): $ 21,078 p.a.FSN-6
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): $ 31,614* p.a.  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 U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Post Security Technician.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 
The Post Security Technician conducts inspection, installation, maintenance and repair of security and life-saving equipment at U.S. Embassy Harare, to include 67 residences, off-site U.S. Government facilities and offices to include warehouses. Primary daily tasks include assessment of Post’s security systems’ state of repair and recommend changes in maintenance schedules and techniques to enhance operational effectiveness.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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.
1. EDUCATION:  Completion of a three year diploma from a reputable institution in one of the following fields of study is required: electronics, electrical or mechanical technology, engineering, or engineering technology.
2. EXPERIENCE: 3 years hands-on field experience, in major repairs and installation of electronic, electrical, electromechanical, and heavy-duty mechanical equipment; closed circuit television systems, alarm systems, public address and vehicle arrest systems is required.
3. LANGUAGE:  Level III English – Good working knowledge (spoken and written), is required for this position.
 4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to apply knowledge above in the installation and maintenance of security equipment.  Must be able to read blueprints, drawings, and schematic diagrams of electrical and mechanical systems.  Must be able to make minor adjustments and repairs.  Ability to use electronic test equipment.  Must be able to apply knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and rectify common problems associated with security equipment independently. Must have a valid Class 4 driver’s license.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Ability to troubleshoot, adjust and repair electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment.  
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:   
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website http://harare.usembassy.gov/jobs.html and or by contacting the Human Resources Office at hararerecruit@state.gov or by telephone at 263-4-250593 Ext 4622/4991
A TEST ASSESSING REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND JOB KNOWLEDGE WILL BE ADMINISTERED AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS. 
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)  AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2)  AEFM / USEFM
(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: 
  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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 our website 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. certificates, driver’s license etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY: 
Human Resources Office:   Nicholas H. Reynolds, HR Officer / Rutendo F. Chitapi, HR Specialist
Mailing Address:                  P O Box 3340, Harare
                                                172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
                                                Harare
FAX Number:                        263-4-796488
E-mail Address:                    hararerecruit@state.gov