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Maintenance Supervisor at U.S. Embassy December, 2023

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Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Maintenance Supervisor (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
12/05/2023 – 12/19/2023
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1205 9
TZS TSh49,597,266 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
255-22-229 4148
[email protected]
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Supervisor in the Facilities Section.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

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Project Management: 20%

Assists the Facility Manager (FM) in planning major and minor construction and maintenance projects, fixing daily, weekly, and monthly schedules and priorities for the work, and scheduling the various tradesmen required. Advises the FM on the annual maintenance budget and works within the allotted amounts. Advises the FM on the purchase/retirement and sale of major equipment, making recommendations as to the best kind required for the job and its availability. Drafts scopes of work for renovation project contracts and conducts site survey with the prospective contractors, providing each with a detailed scope of work and showing them the job to be done. Serves as liaison between the Embassy and the various contractors and supervises the work done under contract to assure its thoroughness and completion in a timely and economical manner. Acts as representative for many projects. Maintains good working relationships with the Tanzania water and electrical authorities to ensure prompt and quick responses on their part to the Embassy’s water and utilities problems. Troubleshoots on a 24 hour a day basis, the need for emergency and other than normal maintenance to determine how it happened, and why, to prevent further trouble or recurrence of the problem.

Personnel Management: 40%

Supervises a multi-trade workforce consisting of thirty-six employees. Develops preventive maintenance schedules for the Mission’s buildings, residences, and equipment, to include generators, automatic transfer switches, automatic voltage regulators, residential appliances, and all domestic water delivery systems. These predetermined schedules will follow manufacturers recommendations, based upon hours of operation, with guidance obtained by OBO predefined electronic PM schedules and plans. Tests new applicants in the work of the various trades, carpentry, power generation electrical, plumbing, masonry, welding etc., to assure that they are knowledgeable in the trade for which they are applying. Implements disciplinary action for employees when required, approves their leave requests, and makes recommendations for promotion when a tradesman has reached the journeyman level in their trade.

Operational Support: 40%

Is on call after hours, responding to emergency calls at all hours for any type of emergency maintenance request. Responds to emergency maintenance and repair by scheduling crews or personnel of the various trades. Maintains active surveillance over all the construction and maintenance work to assure a high level of efficiency and security of USG equipment, property, and tools. Ensures all pre planning and materials estimations of manpower, equipment requirements parts are undertaken normally at a very minimal of 10 working days prior to implementation of all larger projects, by the respective section or group needing manpower materials or spare parts. Ensures that all supervised job activities and duties are performed in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety or health hazards. Conducts daily field inspections to make sure, workers are well prepared, materials have been pre planned and work which was pre scheduled is what is being undertaken first and ensures that all subordinate personnel conform to established safety and health policy and procedures and properly utilize personal protective equipment. Should accidents, illnesses or injuries occur, ensures that the POSHO, safety designee or other appropriate official is informed and that required reports are issued. As a supervisor, incumbent will ensure that required evaluation reports Will be completed on time.

Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of practical experience in the construction or facility management fields plus two (2) years managerial or supervisory experience is required.


The jobholder should have advanced knowledge of construction techniques. A wide range of in-depth expertise in both local and US standards, codes, and practices. Must have a wide knowledge of maintenance and mechanical equipment, especially HVAC units, electrical panels, infrastructure systems and general building maintenance.

Education Requirements:
Completion of secondary school and technical certification at NTA level 6 (two years of studies) or equivalent is required.

LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Swahili is required. (This may be tested)


Strong management skills are required. Must be able to lead by example. Mathematical ability to complete common engineering formulas is required. Ability to use electrical machine tools, electrical measuring instruments, diagnosis and troubleshooting of equipment and appliances. Must have capability to use tools to track, record, troubleshoot and fine tune building systems. MS Project, MS Office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint), ability to type forty words per minute, and general knowledge of AutoCAD. Must be able to drive Government-Owned-Vehicle and must hold a valid category B&D driver’s license (and have held it for the last 5 years). Problems encountered vary considerably and analysis and judgment are necessary to troubleshoot the systems and find the solution to maintenance problems. The jobholder must be able to overlap tasks, and work with projects characterized by shifting priorities. Must be able to communicate clearly and patiently.

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.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Statement:

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all, and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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

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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

Other Information:
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*
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

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How to Apply
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Proof of citizenship
• Certificates
• Transcript
• Driver’s License
• Work Permit
• Other Documents

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or 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 Tanzania.


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