Facility Maintenance Assistant Job in Kenya – US Embassy, Nairobi

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Facility Maintenance Assistant Job in Kenya – US Embassy, Nairobi

Facility Maintenance Assistant


Performs construction project inspections and assists the Facility Manager (FM) with oversight of locally employed staff and American escorts in the Facility Management Office (FAC). In accordance with the local building code and safety requirements, oversees maintenance and construction projects in Government owned and leased properties. Serve as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on construction and maintenance contracts for FAC. Manages the staff responsible for work orders and authorizing procurement requests. Partners with the FM to provide direction and managerial functions to support FAC staff. Assist with performance management, conduct reviews, and hiring. The jobholder will be directly supervised by the Senior Facility Manager. This position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 3 years of experience in facility management, maintenance operations, construction, or real estate property management, including managing multidisciplinary personnel is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Understanding of construction principles and construction drawings is required.
Working knowledge of maintenance operations and procedures, international building codes and inspection practices is required.
Knowledge of general safety principles that apply to work and living spaces is required.

Education Requirements:

Two years of college studies is required.


LANGUAGE: English Level IV (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Advanced managerial, supervision and scheduling skills. Ability to effectively delegate as appropriate and provide technical and organizational guidance during time-sensitive situations. Have excellent project management and organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to write statements of work, staff notices, and performance management documents. The jobholder must have a valid Kenyan drivers license. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to use DOS proprietary software (ILMS/Ariba/MyServices/GMMS).

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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.

Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following link for consideration https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/ken/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.


o    Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)


o    College transcripts


o    Certificate or License (if applicable)


o    DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)


o    SF-50 (if applicable)


o    Drivers license


o    Passport

Next Steps:

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi.


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