Electrical Maintenance Worker (Res) Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam (Tzs 24.9m / Year )


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Electrical Maintenance Worker (Res)
Open Period:
11/30/2022 – 12/14/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1210 6
TZS TSh24,989,567
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section


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.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Maintenance Worker (Res) in the Facility Management Section.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel


Operation: 50%

    • Repairs malfunctioning electrical systems and ensures that all tasks are completed in accordance with applicable codes and manufacturers’ recommendations.
    • Plans the layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, including drawing preliminary sketches and making cost estimates for materials and services.
    • Monitors and inspects generator equipment to detect problems; controls generator output; installs standby generators and ensures operational condition in emergencies.
    • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures
    • Responds to emergency calls during off-duty hours when critical systems stop functioning or when there is an imminent threat to the safety of personnel or structural integrity.
    • Assists in developing and executing testing and inspection checklists to ensure quality work by contractors and staff.
    • Contributes to the safety program managed by the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (FM).

Maintenance: 40%

    • Performs preventive maintenance by inspecting, adjusting, and troubleshooting electrical systems to ensure reliable operation and uninterrupted electrical current to critical facilities.
    • Inspects electrical systems and equipment to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with the reporting requirements of the Overseas Buildings Operations Annual Facility Condition Survey and Annual Inspection Summary.
    • Tests electrical systems and circuits using devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety.

Logistics: 10%   

    • Records and compiles operational data, completing and maintaining forms, logs, and reports. 
    • Assists in preparing documents for maintenance, repair and renovation, including soliciting and monitoring contractors.
    • Escorts local contractors at post facilities when required.

**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.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical systems, equipment and components experience as an electrical apprentice or installer is required.
Education Requirements:
Education: Completion of Secondary School is required and/or completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in electrical principles and applications is required.

Language: Limited knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in English is required and Good working knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kiswahili is required. “This may be tested” SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Valid driver’s license is required

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 medical and security certifications.

Electrical Maintenance Worker (Res) Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Dar es Salaam (Tzs 24.9m / Year )

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

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

Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

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

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

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:
• Completion of Secondary School is required – Certificate
• completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in electrical principles and applications is required – Certificate
• Driver’s License
• National ID copy
• Proof of Citizenship
• Other Documents
Next Steps:
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 only via email. Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

The deadline for submitting the application is 14 December 2022.

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