Ongoing Recruitment at US Embassy In Zimbabwe


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  17-07

OPEN TO:                                          All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION:                                         Telephone/Radio Technician: FSN-8, FP-6
OPENING DATE:                              February 27, 2017
CLOSING DATE:                              March 13, 2017
WORK HOURS:                                Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
SALARY:                                           Ordinarily Resident (OR): $ 29,283 p.a. FSN-8
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): $ 47,170* p.a.  FP-6*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Telephone/Radio Technician.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the supervision of the Information Programs Officer, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the installation and maintenance of post’s telephone, radio and network cable systems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
  1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required. Vocational training in electrical, electronic and telecommunications technology is required.
  1. EXPERIENCE: Two years of directly related experience utilizing the knowledge, skills and abilities of telephone and varied radio systems, specifically Avaya (Nortel) and Cisco telephone systems and VHF and HF radio systems is required.
  1. LANGUAGE: Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.
Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Shona is required.
  1. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of programming, operating and skillful in the utilization of the post PBX and radio systems. Must be able to both operate and maintain these systems while working independently. Must be able to read and interpret technical and engineering drawings supporting our systems. Must be able to support post’s local area networking system by running LAN cable (CAT5/6), terminating the cable this in addition to installing fiber optic cable runs as well. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  1. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be knowledgeable in the safe practices, procedures and theory of installing and maintaining electrical, electronic and telecommunications equipment, most especially in Private Branch Exchange (PBX) telephone systems and radio systems encompassing repeaters, handheld and vehicular mounted systems.
A TEST ASSESSING REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND JOB KNOWLEDGE WILL BE ADMINISTERED AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website https://zw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ and or by contacting the Human Resources Office [email protected] by telephone at 263-4-250593 Ext 4622/4628
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*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office:   Nicholas H. Reynolds, HR Officer / Rutendo F. Chitapi, HR Specialist
Mailing Address:                  P O Box 3340, Harare
                                                172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
                                                Harare
FAX Number:                        263-4-796488
E-mail Address:                    [email protected]

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