Electrical Maintenance Worker at The US Embassy in Abuja

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is
the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Electrical Maintenance Worker

Announcement Number: Abuja-2020-037

Location: Abuja

Series/Grade: LE – 1210 6

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential: LE-6


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • 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.
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a
    reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization
    and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is 07.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C:

  • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies


  • The incumbent works in the Facility Management of the Embassy.
  • S/he carries out scheduled and unscheduled electrical preventive
    maintenance and repair work to all mission buildings and facilities
    including residential owned and leased properties.
  • Repairs malfunctioning electrical systems and ensure that all tasks
    are completed in accordance with applicable codes and manufacturer’s

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.
  • Completion of vocational training from an accredited institute
    recognized as producing journeymen level technicians with a
    concentration in electrical principles and applications is required.


  • 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.

Job Knowledge:

The following is required:

  • Maintenance and repair of power and lighting circuits associated
    with switchboards and control gear is single-phase and polyphase
  • Minor component replacement and repairs of motors, generators, controls, and recording instruments.
  • Electrical testing procedures in circuitry and control devices to
    monitor, diagnose faults, determine continuity, insulation resistance,
    impedance and capacity levels, all in accordance with International
    standard and host county regulations.
  • Reading and working from engineering drawings, specifications, electrical schematics, control circuits and material list.


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


  • Limited knowledge (Reading/Writing/Speaking) of English language is required.

Skills And Abilities:

The following is required:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills to answer queries from end-users.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, work under pressure and a tight schedule.
  • A flexible approach to work shifts and answer emergency calls at all hours.
  • Must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license.


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

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.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and
    Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja,
    Nigeria may receive a 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

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:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


  • 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”), equivalent documentation, or
  • 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
  • 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
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH,
    etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the
    following link.

Marketing Statement:

Salary (Yearly)

  • NGN 4,780,507
  • USD $33,685

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

Application Instruction

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.
    For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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.
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Secondary school certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Certificate or License

For EFMs, in addition to above:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section, 09-461-4000, [email protected]

Application Deadline   21st August, 2020.

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