Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Plumber Team Lead |

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Plumber Team Lead

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Plumber Team Lead


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position below.

Position Title: Plumber Team Lead

Vacancy Number: DaresSalaam-2021-016


Supervision 60%

Supervises a workforce of six skilled employees engaged in residential plumbing and repairs. Plans and schedules preventive and corrective maintenance as well the installation of plumbing fixtures and equipment. Supervises subordinates for the installation of above ground water tanks, sand filters and water pumps. Responsible and accountable for total Quality Control on all work performed by workers assigned to this position. Reviews work orders and estimates manpower requirements and ascertains materials are available in advance of committing work force to the job tasks. Oversees make ready projects and contractors to provide quality results. Provides on-the-job training in trade skills and shop practice and is responsible for all first level guidance functions including

efficient use of equipment and material. Delegates accountability down to subordinates by making sure that repairs are undertaken correctly, effectively and in a timely manner.

Record Keeping 20%

Dispatches workers for the repair and installation of equipment and schedules preventive maintenance of all plumbing equipment, appliances and filtration systems. Maintains maintenance records and accountability for all labor, supplies and tools used on site. Ensures all work orders have the correct materials listed and hours are accurately reported. Incumbent performs skilled hands on

training tasks and explains any blueprints available for the job. Assists and helps develop realistic Preventive Maintenance plans, and schedules. Ensures work orders are retuned to Work Order Clerks in a very timely manner.

Procurement 20%

Responsibilities include identification by subordinates of required spare parts, replacement parts, new equipment installation and Scheduled Preventive and Corrective maintenance on all residences. Estimates materials months and weeks in advance of make ready season and submits purchase requests to help augment materials on hand to facilitate speedy and seamless work flow. Assists with annual budget estimates for stock materials.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Three years of experience in plumbing maintenance, inspection and repair is required.

Education Requirements:

Secondary School (Form IV) is required. 3 years of vocational training in plumbing from a recognized vocational training institute is required.


LANGUAGE: Good working knowledge in English and Fluent in Kiswahili is required. (this may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Class B & D driver’s license is required.

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


Agency Benefits:

The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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.

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:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Form IV Certificate

Vocational Training Certificate

Diver’s License

Proof of Citizenship


Other 2 (if any)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required is available at:


Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website:

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted only via email.


CLOSING DATE: April 26,2021