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Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Technician (FSN-05)
 

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Technician (FSN-05) 
OPENING DATE: June 11, 2009

CLOSING DATE: June 24, 2009

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

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NOTE:  ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is seeking an individual for the position of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Technician with the Facilities Management Office (FMS).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The incumbent is responsible to performs all installation, maintenance and repair of heating and air conditioning systems using acceptable methods and practices established by industry standards in U.S. Embassy properties to include chancery, cafeteria, staff living quarters and all other U.S. government owned or leased properties.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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

Education: Completion of secondary (High) school and completion of apprenticeship or trades school required.
Experience: Three years experience working for a HVAC service company with International Organizations, NGOs or western Embassies is required.
Language: Level III (Good working Knowledge) speaking/reading in English and Dari languages is required. 
Knowledge: The incumbent must have the knowledge to troubleshoot, maintain, repair and install a wide variety of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment. This includes and is not limited to air conditioning/heating plant operations, chilled water and central air systems, split-package systems, heat pumps, refrigerators/freezers, ice machines and related support infrastructure. In addition, the incumbent must possess the practical knowledge and understanding of the electro-mechanical process, refrigerants and heat transfer theories/application related to this field of expertise.
Abilities and Skills: Should have the skills and ability to safely troubleshoot, maintain, repair and install a wide variety of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment.

SELECTION PROCESS
When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
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 improvements or unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently Employed US 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 Service Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their work schedule.

TO APPLY


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
1.  Application for U.S. Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as an OF-612; plus
2.  Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
3.  Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Kabul
Attention: Vacancy Announcement 09-56
Or through e-mail to this address:
kabuljobs@state.gov
Subject line must be: VA 09-56 or your application may not be received

DEFINITIONS

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

• US 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.

2. EFM:  An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:

• Spouse;
• 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.


3. 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 US Citizen.


4. 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 US Social Security Number (SSN). 

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

5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US 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 US Social Security Numbers are also OR.  All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  June 24, 2009


The US Mission in Afghanistan 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 Equal Employment Opportunity (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.