VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 2021-019 R1/S
AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC TEAM LEAD/CHIEF MECHANIC
The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Automotive Mechanic Team Lead / Chief Mechanic in the General Services Office.
Opening Date :
October 28, 2021
Closing Date : November 11, 2021
Open to : All interested candidates/ All sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 8,824,957 p.a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-06)
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION :
This position is in the Management Section of the General Services Office Motor pool/Auto-mechanic Workshop Section. The incumbent of this position is one of four (4) journeymen automotive mechanics in the General Services Office (GSO). The incumbent serves as the Chief Mechanic, supervising three other automotive mechanics. Daily supervision is provided by the Motor Pool Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED :
1. EDUCATION : Completion of Primary School is required. Completion of automotive technical training (2 years) is required.
2. EXPERIENCE : Minimum ten years’ experience in general technical auto mechanic services, including repairs on U.S. or foreign manufactured vehicles, both gasoline or diesel engines, motor bikes and bicycles Is required.
3. LANGUAGE :
English - (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
French - (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. This may be tested
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Must have the ability to drive all mission vehicles and the forklift. Possesses a valid local driving license (Commercial level Class "D"). Communicates with internal Motor Pool colleagues as well as members of the Facilities Maintenance team. Incumbent must be able to communicate their technical needs to the procurement section or vendors. Basic typing skill is required. Must have the ability to use ILMS. This may be tested.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Must have automotive mechanic trade knowledge and ability to repair engines, automatic and manual transmission gears, electrical and body works, brakes and conduct general maintenance. Position is required to understand Post motor vehicle policies, and can repair, and drive all mission vehicles. Position is required to be able to communicate with all levels Embassy Community. Knowledge of Burkina Faso road network, and local traffic regulations is required
HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered :
• To apply, click on the "Apply to This Vacancy" tab at the top of the announcement, create an account, Select the Announcement Number Ouaga-2021-019 R1/S Automotive Mechanic Team Lead / Chief Mechanic FSN-06 and complete the online application. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g., cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.
Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :
• Completion of Primary School is required. Completion of automotive technical training (2 years) is required.
• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Relevant Work attestations and Certificates.
What to Expect Next :
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at [email protected]
• All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
• All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : 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. 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.