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Plumbing Maintenance Worker at U.S. Embassy


Announcement Number: DaresSalaam-2023-037
Hiring Agency:Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:Plumbing Maintenance Worker (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:08/02/2023 – 08/16/2023Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+3
Series/Grade:LE – 1210 5
Salary:TZS TSh21,317,834 /Per Year
Work Schedule:Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:LE-5


Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in
Telework Eligible:No
For More Info:
 HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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 Plumbing Maintenance Worker at Facilities Section.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel

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Operation – 50%

    • Installs and repairs plumbing and associated mechanical systems, including water supply and treatment, piping and plumbing fixtures, fire sprinkler and landscape sprinkler systems, etc., ensuring that all tasks are completed in accordance with applicable codes and manufacturers’ recommendations.
    • 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.
    • Addresses existing or potential problems and makes recommendations to ensure systems and equipment meet the design and manufacturers’ operating parameters.
    • Orders and stocks plumbing and mechanical supplies and replacement parts to ensure availability for future needs.
    • 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/GSO).

Maintenance – 40%

    • Performs preventive maintenance by inspecting, adjusting and troubleshooting plumbing systems and equipment to ensure reliable operation and uninterrupted water supply to critical facilities. 
    • Provides routine inspection on all systems and prepares written reports on their condition, including all key performance indicators in conformance with the reporting requirements of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)   Annual Facility Condition Survey and Annual Inspection Summary.
    • Assists in developing and executing a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for plumbing systems (potable water and wastewater treatment and storm water), equipment and associated components and controllers.

Logistics – 10%

    • Records and compiles operational data, completing and maintaining forms, logs, and reports.
    • Assists in the 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.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of building plumbing and mechanical systems and utility treatment operations is required. 


Competence in:

    • Maintenance and repair of plumbing and mechanical systems, fixtures, water treatment, potable water and wastewater treatment plant, swimming pools, fire sprinkler systems including sensors, alarms, building automation systems, hydronic systems, and water heaters.
    • Minor component replacement of motors, valves, pumps, controls and recording instruments.
    • Testing procedures in control devices to monitor, diagnose faults, determine current operating capacity to the design requirements, all in accordance with U.S. and host country regulations.
    • Reading and working from engineering drawings, specifications 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 plumbing principles and application is required.


English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

Swahili level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking 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.
    • A current driver’s license is required.

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 medical and security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info


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.

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.  

How to Apply

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link 

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or 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.

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All Applicants:

    • Proof of Citizenship
    • Secondary School Certificate
    • Driver’s License
    • Certificate or License
    • 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.