Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFMs, the grade is FP - 04. Actual FP salary will be determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 hours per week)
Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (8-12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Under the supervision of the General Services Officer, the Engineer leads a team of skilled tradespersons responsible for maintaining all of the Consulate Compound operating systems. Included among these are the Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Building Automation System (BAS), Chiller Plant, Air Handling Units, VAV System, Potable Water, Sanitary Sewage, Storm Sewage, Oil Water Separator Systems, Fuel Delivery, Distribution, and Fuel Monitoring Systems, and the Fire Alarm Systems; Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Systems; Voltage Regulators; Transformers; Switchgear; Panel boards, Automatic Transfer Switches; Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors and controllers; and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems for Government owned and leased residences. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the grounds maintenance staff and overseeing an aggressive recycling and energy conservation program.
Operations and Maintenance Support 50%
Oversees the operations and maintenance of large, complex, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment such as the Building Automation System (BAS) with their related components, controllers and actuators; the emergency power generation and distribution system including the fuel monitoring system; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment and associated components such as variable air volume (VAV) boxes, reheat coils, fresh air intake systems, smoke purge systems, chillers, and gravity and motorized dampers. Resolves complicated mechanical and electrical problems with minimal disruption to the Consulate operations, and restores these systems to their designed operating parameters and efficiency.
Estimates future maintenance costs including use of new technology that offer potential savings; drafts/formulates mechanical projects including equipment replacement and major overhauls, and assists the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager with future project scheduling and annual budget projections.
Oversees an aggressive and comprehensive preventative maintenance program for critical and non-critical equipment, systems, and controls/controllers by directing facility maintenance staff and/or monitoring contracted service providers, ensuring they use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to analyze equipment and system performance, and that their repair and service techniques are code and life safety compliant. Maintains; monitors; troubleshoots; configures; identifies; isolates and corrects faults; performs diagnostic tests; ensures the proper operations of designated equipment and systems. Prepares weekly, monthly and annual status reports documenting the operation, performance, and efficiency of equipment and systems, with recommendations to the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager for scheduling outages for preventive maintenance, major overhauls, or replacement. In the absence of the Senior/Deputy Facility Managers, the incumbent may serve as Acting Facility Manager.
Administrative and logistic Support 40%
Provides budget input for operating, maintenance and repair, and replacement costs to include all tools, special equipment and spare parts required to maintain all systems within the designed operational performance requirements and within operating budget limits. Assists the General Services Officer in briefing post management on work and project status. Attends senior level staff meetings, as delegated, to provide justifications for projects, equipment/system outages for preventive maintenance, minor repairs, major overhauls, or replacement.
Assists in maintaining post’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), in conjunction with post’s Work Control Clerk to ensure that planned preventative service events and unscheduled events are recorded/documented in the CMMS and closed out when they are completed. Manages and maintains the technical library consisting of as-built documents (plans and specifications), operations and maintenance manuals, manufacturer’s data sheets, list of spare parts and tools, manufacturer’s and supplier’s contact data, and warranty information on equipment and systems. The incumbent will analyze written and verbal work order requests for maintenance services, and ascertain all of the necessary information to determine whether the work is of a routine, immediate, or emergency nature and prioritize each day’s tasks. The incumbent will ensure all work order requests are entered in the CMMS program, inspect ongoing and completed tasks for code compliance, and ensure tradespersons document labor and materials accurately on completed work orders before they are returned to the Work Control Clerk for closeout.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.
Qualifications and Evaluations
CANDIDATES SHOULD SPECIFY THE BELOW RELEVANT EXPERIENCE FOR THE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a project manager/supervisor at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex, or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates or utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses. The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.
In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience in management and supervisory duties.
The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of preventive maintenance techniques and practices, and the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in managing an effective preventive maintenance program. Must be thoroughly familiar with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles, well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, building pressurization, building automation systems and sensors; a thorough understanding of International Building Code standards, mechanical / ASHREA standards, indoor air quality standards, ductwork sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes. Must have excellent knowledge of power generation and electrical distribution systems, voltage regulation, automatic transfer switches, branch circuit electrical wiring, and Ohms law. Must be an experienced supervisor capable of managing a medium size maintenance staff of 10-25 subordinate personnel. Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) AutoCAD and other special computer programs required for this position.
PLEASE ATTACH THE ENGINEERING DEGREE CERTIFICATE
Mechanical/Electrical/General/Civil Engineering from an accredited university program is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or equivalent as a professional engineering curriculum.
This may be tested.
Fluent in English (Reading, Writing, and Speaking) and Tamil (Speaking) - PLEASE SPECIFY THE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY FOR THE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED
SKILLS AND ABILITIES - The incumbent should have superior ability and skills in the following areas: work independently with minimal supervision from the General Services Officer; able to serve as the acting Facility Manager in his/hers absence ; develop and manage work plans for self and others including the distribution of work assignments to facility maintenance personnel; manage an effective preventive maintenance program, using CMMS software; develop statements of work, perform feasibility studies for proposed projects, draft and assemble construction documents (plans and specifications), and cost estimates; maintain an adequate inventory of critical spare parts and specialized tools for equipment and systems; assist in developing annual budgets, responses to DOS requests for facility data, and tracking of unscheduled maintenance issues; apply International Building Code and industry best practices to facility management and small, Post-managed projects. Must be able to read and understand civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings including as-built and new project layout drawings, equipment schedules, wiring schematics, and riser diagrams; and, skilled at writing detailed technical reports that may include translating technical jargon into laymen’s language. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be highly organized.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai 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.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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”), 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.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
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