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Closing Date of The Position: June 18, 2015


The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Engineer in Facilities Maintenance Section.


Provide construction and maintenance contract development services for the Facilities Maintenance Division. Oversee contract management and provide technical engineering support for the Mission. The project specifications and technical advice encompass electrical, mechanical, and civil/structural engineering requirements. Project oversight includes planning, cost estimation, design, construction, inspection, and reception of works. Support provided is for US facilities operations in Dar es Salaam Position reports to the Facility Manager.


Engineering and Contract Management:
60% of time

Incumbent processes queries for technical and administrative requirements of renovation and alteration projects as well as requests for changes to existing structures. Incumbent researches and prepares feasibility studies to ascertain technical and legal constraints in accordance with local building codes and requirements of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) in Washington in order to delineate viability of proposals.

Incumbent prepares engineering scopes of works, plans, designs, drawings, specifications, bills of materials and independent cost estimates for construction, alterations, and maintenance/repair projects for Government facilities and equipment. Job entails editing and reviewing technical reports, tender documents, drawings, specifications and cost estimates developed by contracted Architect and Engineering (A&E) firms. Position ensures that local codes and the Department of State’s safety and technical standards are strictly adhered to.


Maintenance and Construction:

As one of the Mission’s technically responsible engineering experts, position supplies technical guidance and support for all major maintenance and construction projects in Dar es Salaam. Provision of guidance and technical advice to other maintenance supervisors and project managers as required is a team requirement. Incumbent assists the Maintenance Manager and the Facilities Manager with all technical projects and purchases of equipment and machinery by providing pertinent recommendations, reports, and data.


Other Duties:

Position will perform other duties as required.





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

  1. Education: Graduate engineer with B.S. degree in civil, mechanical, electrical, or related engineering field is required.

  2. Prior Work Experience: Five years prior work experience in an engineering firm performing design and construction services is required.

  3. Language proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) in English and Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) with proficiency in the specialized vocabulary required by the duty of the position.

  4. Knowledge: Must be familiar with - US and IBC (International) building codes and requirements; understanding of design, construction, and maintenance procedures; common safety protocols including the Embassy SHEM program; and related tools and building materials Professional knowledge of electrical, mechanical, orcivil engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to a full range of duties concerned with the design, layout, and construction of facilities is required.

  5. Skills and Abilities: Must be fluent in using Microsoft Office, and project management software. Ability to read and understand engineering and architectural plans and building schematics. Ability to handle multi-tasking and complicated projects. Proficent with AutoCAD software. Registered as a professional engineer and pay required fee. Driving license is also required.



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


  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or

  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

  4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

  5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    A. Position Title
    B. Position Grade
    C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    D. Dates Available for Work
    E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    F. Date and Place of Birth
    G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
    H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
    J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
    M. Days available to work
    N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    P. Education
    Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    R. Language Skills
    S. Work Experience
    T. References


American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam


Telephone: (255-22)229 4000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: (255-22)229 4726



An Equal Opportunity Employer.


The US Mission in Tanzania 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 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.

Application Form

  • Click here to download application form (DS-174) (PDF 640KB)

    (Required Application Form to be completed for all vacancies)