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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kolkata






Announcement Number: KOL-2019-06

Position Title: Lead Maintenance Technician

Opening Period: May 13, 2019 – May 27, 2019

Series/Position#/Grade: 1210/CLA-526034/FSN-06

Salary: Rs. 497,414 (annual salary)

For More Info: Human Resources Office

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office

C/o U.S. Consulate,

5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani

Kolkata – 700 071.

E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:

- All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of

Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kolkata is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the

position of Lead Maintenance Technician in the Management/GSO/Maintenance Section.

Note: Applicants who had applied in response to the vacancy announcement number # 2018- 08 dated December 24, 2018 need not re-apply, as their application will be considered.

The work schedule for this position: Full Time; 48 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4

weeks – 12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their

candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No


Check, review and receive GMMS work orders, revises/ plans and assigns the tasks to the

appropriate tradesmen. Monitor submitted requests, receives necessary expendable supplies

and equipment from supply stores, adjusts work load to meet emergencies and demands in the

installation, renovations, maintenance and repair. Overhaul of all types of equipment and

appliances. Incumbent oversees day to day maintenance and repair work performance of

team of Electricians, A/C technicians, Plumbers, Carpenter, Mason, Welder, Trades Helper and

Painter cum Mason to complete GMMS work orders. Reads blue prints, single line diagrams

and explains to the technicians along with update of Electrical SLD and layout drawings to

match with as built layout. Provides on job training to the electricians and A/C Technicians.

Also provides necessary inputs of work orders to the GMMS portal to close and complete work

orders. Responsible to maintain inventory of expendable supply materials tools and tackles,

PPE, ground equipment and firefighting equipment.

Along with the Maintenance Supervisor inspects new or empty, occupied apartments, as per

advice of Maintenance Supervisor, prepares list of work required for make readies, repair and

PM works. Oversees contractor’s work to ensure that the work is done as per statement of work

and quality is acceptable.

Qualifications and Evaluation


Completion of High School (equivalent to class 10 in India) with a vocational course from ITI in

any of the technical field such as electrical, or air conditioning and refrigeration or mechanical

trade from a recognized Industrial Training Institute.


Five years as a technician at a large technical maintenance establishment.


English Level III (Good working knowledge in speaking, reading and writing) is required.

Hindi and Bengali level III (Good working knowledge in speaking, reading and writing) is


Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security


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.

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

Other information:

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”),

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.



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. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification and medical


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional

employment considerations, please visit the following link:

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174),

which is available on our website https://Universal Application For Employment(UAE) (Form- DS-174) or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above). Applicants

should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below along with the DS-174.


Human Resources Office

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office

U.S. Consulate

5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani

Kolkata – 700 071.

E-mail Address:

Please insert KOL-2019-06 (Vacancy Announcement Number) in the Subject of the E-mail Applications without the Vacancy Number or with incorrect Vacancy

Number will not be accepted.

Mandatory/Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below

with your application DS-174:

- DS-174
- Are you a U.S. citizen (Yes/No)
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- Residency and/or Work Permit - Eligibility to work in India (Applicable to all nationals

including host country nationals): Please attach a copy (please do not attach original

documents) of any one of the document that confirms your legal eligibility to work in

India (for example: Work Permit, Residency Permit, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI),

Person of Indian Origin (PIO), PAN Card, Voter’s ID, Adhaar Card or equivalent).

- Degree (not transcript)
- Degree with transcript
- Language Scores (if available)
- Certificate or License
- DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting

documentation (if applicable)

- SF-50 (if applicable)
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- List of references

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 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. To request the position description, kindly send an email to

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who

are being considered. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in working at the

U.S. Consulate in Kolkata.

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