ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST
HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR
The U.S. Mission in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Carpenter.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent provides carpentry services at the main Embassy complex as well as embassy leased and
owned residences. S/he designs, builds, installs and maintains all types of wood objects such as
cabinets, book shelves, timbers for roofs, wooden doors and window frames, roof fascia boards, inland ceiling board, gypsum board (drywall) installation, etc. S/he operates and maintains hand equipment and power tools such as planers, routers and drills. The incumbent installs roofing sheets and repairs roofs using corrugated metal, slate, ceramic tiles and painted steel sheets; using appropriate nails, adhesive and roofing tar to attach the roof firmly making it water and leak proof.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is
1. EDUCATION: Completion of senior secondary school and trade certificate in carpentry is
2. EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years working experience in the carpentry field, including roofing,
cabinetry, door hardware installation and maintenance, gypsum board (drywall) installation and
repair is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Good Working Knowledge (Level III) of English and Limited Knowledge (Level
II) speaking local language are required. Language proficiency will be tested.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Physical dexterity and strength, ability to measure accurately,
conceptualize dimensional objects and ability to read plans and drawings are required. A valid
class B driving license with one year driving experience is required.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the use and care of various tools, woods and processed
boards, adhesive, and repair methods is required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and
responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://zambia.usembassy.gov/openjobs.html and/or
by contacting the Human Resources Office on telephone number +260-211-357000 extension 7284,
7153 and 7136.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, 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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a
copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism,
conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR
employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most
recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service
Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment,
unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a background security clearance.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do
so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or
by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g.
transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office: The Human Resources Officer
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 320065, Lusaka
E-mail Address: HR_Lusaka@state.gov
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.
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