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NEC Systems Supervisor - American Embassy Kigali

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American Embassy Kigali
Mission Rwanda

Vacancy Announcement No. 09-15
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Open To: All Interested Candidates

Position: NEC Systems Supervisor

Location: U.S. Embassy, Kigali

Opening Date: January 28, 2015

Closing Date: February 11, 2015

Work Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

Basic Annual Salary: *Ordinarily Resident (OR) RWF 9,618,893 (FSN-8);

*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): USD 38,779 (FP-06) Final step to be determined by Washington



· Electronically submitted applications must have the position title in the subject line.

· Applicants not contacted within 30 days should consider their application unsuccessful.

· Applicants interviewed will be advised of the results of the interview.

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kigali is recruiting for the position of new NEC Systems Supervisor. The position is available to start immediately.


The NEC Systems Supervisor provides hands-on guidance for three highly skilled systems operators for the comprehensive heavy industrial level electromechanical maintenance systems for the New Embassy Compound (NEC). Supervises the monitoring of all Building Automation System functions and investigates anomalies discovered by the staff. Directly interfaces with the NEC Maintenance Supervisor to combine staff expertise and address system malfunctions.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. (


All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. College degree in electrical or mechanical field is required.

2. Five years of progressively more responsible experience in the maintenance and construction field in a modern office building or complex with centralized plant servicing 8000 square meters or more. Familiar with maintenance work on commercial or industrial equipment such as screw chillers, building automation systems, HVAC systems, and centrifugal pumps. Due to complex technical requirements in Embassy facilities and rapid developments in equipment installed in those facilities, experience must include at least one year within the past three years in construction or maintenance of a large office facility built to U.S. construction, technical, and safety specifications and standards, and incorporating U.S. manufactured technological equipment installed and maintained to U.S. specifications. At least one year of supervisory experience.

3. Level III language proficiency (reading, speaking, and writing) in English is required. Level IV language proficiency (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kinyarwanda is required. *

4. Full engineering knowledge of modern electrical/mechanical operating systems for chillers, cooling towers, air handling equipment, electrical distribution circuits and equipment for automatic transfer switches, and knowledge of established standard trade practices and industry norms. Knowledge of interpreting blue prints, schematics, and standard industry symbols. Must be familiar with all safety requirements in the work place.

5. Must have comprehensive trade skills in the electrical/mechanical field. Must be able to use all tools of the trade including power meters, hand tools, and measuring devices. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to climb ladders, access crawl spaces and other tight or cramped areas. Must have understanding of building automation computer programs and be able to analyze and discuss complex technical issues.

*Qualifications will be tested.


When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that in the application the candidate fully address the required qualifications above.


1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) is available at

2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


Human Resources Office,

Attn. Fred Ruzindana

(PLEASE INDICATE VA 09-15, NEC Systems Supervisor)

American Embassy HR Office

2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie

Kigali, Rwanda

B.P. 28 Kigali


(Please include in the subject line):

VA 09-15; NEC Systems Supervisor

Point of Contact

Fred Ruzindana, HRS, Ext.: 2733


An Equal Opportunity Employer The US Mission in Kigali 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.



1. Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:

· Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);

· Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;

· Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;

· Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.

2. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

· U.S. Citizen; and,

· EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,

· Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:

1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

3. Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:

· Is a U.S. citizen; and

· Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

· Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and

· Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.

· Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity

4. Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:

· Not an EFM; and,

· Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,

· Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.

5. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

· Is not a citizen of the host country; and,

· Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,

· Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,

· Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

6. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who:

· Is locally resident; and,

· Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,

· Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).

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