US Embassy in Lusaka Employment Opportunity


ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST
HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR
CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Plumber.
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
The incumbent performs the highest level of plumbing work in all Embassy residences, warehouses, and office buildings. S/he inspects and services plumbing systems for sinks, showers, distillers, washing machines, hot water heaters, toilets, pipes and boreholes. The Plumber inspects and services sewer disposal systems for toilets, bathrooms, and kitchen and laundry rooms. S/he ensures drains for the plumbing fixtures are not blocked and that plumbing pipes are not leaking.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
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
not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Completion of senior secondary school and craft certificate in plumbing is
required. Completion of one (1) year vocational training or apprenticeship is also required.
2. EXPERIENCE: Three years plumbing work experience is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level III (good working knowledge) English is required. Language proficiency
will be tested.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to use all tools of the plumbing trade is required. A valid
Zambian driver's license is required.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Full journeyman knowledge of established plumbing practice, procedures
and safety rules is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and
responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://zm.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs
and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on telephone number +260-211-357000 extension
7284, 7153 and 7136 or by emailing HR_Lusaka@state.gov

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.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism,
conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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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