Electrical Maintenance Worker Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy

Electrical Maintenance Worker Job Opportunity  at U.S. Embassy

Electrical Maintenance Worker Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy

Electrical Maintenance Worker Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Announcement Number:DaresSalaam-2024-029
Hiring Agency:Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:Electrical Maintenance Worker (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period: 05/06/2024 – 05/20/2024
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+3
Series/Grade:LE – 1210 6
Salary:TZS TSh25,503,476 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40-HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:LE-6
Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in Dar Es Salaam, TZ

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.


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Maintenance Worker in the Facilities Section.


Working in the Facility Management section of the Embassy, the Electrical Maintenance Worker carries out scheduled and unscheduled electrical preventive maintenance and repair work to all mission buildings and facilities including residential owned and leased properties.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

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.



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.


Maintenance and repair of power and lighting circuits associated with switchboards and control gear in single-phase and polyphase systems.
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 US and host country regulations.
Reading and working from engineering drawings, specifications, electrical schematics, control circuits and material list
Education Requirements:
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.
English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

Swahili level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.



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.

DEIA Statement

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all, and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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

Agency Benefits:

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

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 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:

Proof of Citizenship
Secondary School Certificate
Certificate or License of vocational training program from an accredited institute
Copy of work permit if not TZ national

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy
  • 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 only via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.


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