U.S Embassy Nairobi Hiring Maintenance Inspector

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Announcement Number: Nairobi-2024-041

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nairobi

Position Title: Maintenance Inspector – All Interested Applicants

Open Period:03/26/2024 – 04/11/2024Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone:GMT+3Series/Grade: LE – 1205 8

Salary: KES KSh2,474,341 – KES KSh4,106,283 /Per Year

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential:LE-8Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in

Nairobi, KE Telework Eligible: No For More Info: HR Section


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FP is 6.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary periodMarketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.Summary:

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 number of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.Supervisory Position:NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed:NoTravel Required:Not Required

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The incumbent works as a Maintenance Inspector for the Facility Management Section at the U.S Embassy, Nairobi.  This position is responsible for inspecting approximately 350 residential housing units and all U.S. Government owned properties to determine the nature and extent of maintenance and repair work required to be performed but the U.S. Embassy and  contractors.

The incumbent must utilize  knowledge of the engineering and construction environment to assess the building condition including structural, plumbing, and carpentry. When projects are required, the incumbent will be responsible for creating statements of work, concept drawings, cost estimates, and bills of quantity.

The Maintenance Inspector will also work with Procurement in the contractor hiring process. While the project is underway, the incumbent will monitor contractor progress and compliance to U.S. Government and Kenyan regulations and safety standards. When the project is complete,  the incumbent will inspect to ensure the work was done to specifications,  construction standards and required building codes. The incumbent will be required to produce reports on facility condition of US Embassy Government Owned (GO) properties.  Direct supervision will be provided by the Senior Facility Maintenance Supervisor FSN 11 (C52616).

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Qualifications and Evaluations



Minimum of four (4) years of experience working in a major construction trade including building construction, plumbing and drainage, electrical, painting and decoration, or carpentry. Must have served as a building/maintenance inspector or project manager for at least one of the four year is also required.


Excellent working knowledge of all tools associated with all building trades.  The incumbent must possess a thorough knowledge of building construction techniques and materials including plumbing and drainage, electrical systems, and low- and high-pressure heating system installations. Must possess knowledge of local building codes and ordinances and be familiar with local bidding practices. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of various building codes to include The International Building code, National Electrical Code, Uniform Plumbing code and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Standards and all Local Kenyan Building codes.  Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.  Must have completed vocational training, apprenticeship and have a Diploma in Building construction.


  • Level IV English; reading, writing and speaking.
  • Level III Kiswahili; reading, writing and speaking.


  • Read, understand, and interpret building plans, specifications and construction plans accurately.
  • Ability to develop and follow a plan for a project from concept to completion.
  • Ensure that field installations are consistent with approved building codes, approved plans, and specifications.
  • Proficient in CAD
  • Identify building code compliance requirements and make appropriate recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Ensure code compliance at the plan check level.
  • Inspect and analyze standard building construction; identify code violations; and recommend appropriate corrective measures to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork, including forms, records and reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Observe safety and Security requirements and work in a safe manner.
  • Work independently.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and outside contractors.
  • Be willing and able to learn new skills on the job.
  • Physical ability to bend, stoop, crawl, climb and lift as required to perform inspections
  • Must possess a valid Kenyan driver’s license with at least five (5) years of experience driving saloon cars and pick-up trucks.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and other computer programs
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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.Qualifications:

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

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Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.

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** 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.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Kenyan Police clearance Certificate.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.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.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Driver’s License
• Diploma in Building construction.

• Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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 via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya.

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