Job vacancy Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems - BAS)

Bole Medhanialem, Zewdu Bldg 5th Floor Next to Kebe Pastry, Addis Ababa

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Embassy of United States of America
Job Type
Job Status
Full Time
29 November, 2022
Job Title

Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems - BAS)

Job Location
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Presentation


Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM - FP is 05. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • Employees of Mission -All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: N/A

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Engineering Technician (Building Automated Systems)(BAS).

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (44 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 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


The Building Automated Systems Engineering Technician (BASET) will report directly to the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager and be responsible for the operation and maintenance, which may include a Reliability Centered Maintenance program (RCM), of computer and microprocessor-controlled systems located throughout the New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC).

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Minimum of five (5) years of field experience in the operation and maintenance of a building automation system (BAS), including computer and microprocessor control system installation and programming.
  • The experience may have been gained as a result of performing general maintenance on computer-controlled systems and equipment; however, at least two (2) years must have been spent in direct maintenance of BAS-specific components in a similar environment in addition to three (3) years of experience with large, modern, commercial or Government office building operations and maintenance.
  • Experience working with U.S. building, trade, construction, fire, and safety codes and standards is required.

Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under 'Other Document 1 or 2'

Education Requirements:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


  • The completion of a Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical, Electrical, General Engineering or Computerized systems, control and sensor technology is required.
  • Applicants must have proof of specialized technical training to match background requirements.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under 'University Degree'


LANGUAGE: English level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. Amharic level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. (These may be tested)


  • The incumbent must have strong computer skills, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), to create various documents including reports, spreadsheets, cost estimates, inspection logs, utility consumption charts and graphs; write e-mails and research information on the Internet.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, and able to create usable engineering drawings to assist in the operations and maintenance process, or for use in renovation projects.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must possess a valid Auto (2nd Grade) driver's license and have a clean driving record. Must have had a driver's license for a minimum of five (5) years. (These may be tested)

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.

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 Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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. 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.


(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”), 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.

$16,235 (ETB)
Valid Till
12 Dec, 2022

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