Admin Support Jobs – Lead Janitor – US Embassy / Mission

Title:         Lead Janitor
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
27,690,611 – UGX 40,489,793
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-026
Reports to: Maintenance
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S
Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and
organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the
direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The Lead Janitor will be responsible for
maintaining the daily cleanliness of the Chancery and surrounding buildings. The incumbent could be assigned work tasks to support conference room setups, AV
support setup and moving tables and chairs for various functions within the
Chancery facility. Position directly supervises twelve (12) Janitorial Staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent offers work guidance,
    supervises and trains approximately 12 janitors in the establishment and
    maintenance of janitorial procedures and processes; maintains discipline
    and effectiveness among his subordinates; establishes a budget and works
    within it; develops contacts with local supply vendors to ensure quality
    of merchandise and competitive prices.
  • Ensures facility janitors are managing
    the following: maintaining the daily cleanliness of USG owned properties
    to include: Chancery, MCAC, SCAC and the GSO Warehouse; setting up tables
    and chairs in conference rooms or for special events; supporting the
    movement of furniture and equipment; supporting make ready actions for
    incoming employees
  • The incumbent assigns work tasks,
    instructs on proper cleaning methods to accomplish assigned tasks and
    ensures that all tasks are completed satisfactorily.
  • Schedules annual leave and ensures
    coverage during both annual and sick leave to ensure that the coverage is
  • Completes Evaluation Performance Reports
    and takes appropriate disciplinary action of staff when necessary or
  • Continually works to proactively
    increase morale and identify ways to support staff in their daily work
  • Incumbent develops and advises the maintenance
    supervisor on budgetary requirements to implement the programs including
    the identification of appropriate commercial sources and cultivation of
    supplier relationships
  • Signs for and maintains all equipment
    and suppliers necessary for the satisfactory completion of assignments,
    including brooms, mops, buckets, vacuums, buffing machines, cleaning
    suppliers, and hand carts
  • Secures all tools, equipment and
    supplies to avoid theft or vandalism. This position description in no way
    states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the
    incumbent. Incumbent will e required to follow any other instructions and
    to perform any other duties requested by his/her agency.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Lead
    Janitor career opportunity should have completed Secondary School both “O”
    and “A” level is required.
  • A minimum of three years general
    custodial operations required with one year of supervisory experience is
    required. Must have experience cleaning large scale facilities and be
    aware of all cleaning principles related to green environments.
  • Ability to develop written plans and
    schedules, must be able to train, supervise, coordinate and assign
    janitors. Knowledge on established practices, policies, and procedures of
    the janitorial trade is required.
  • Must be capable of performing some heavy
    physical work including wearing and training staff on how to use backpack
    HEPA filter vacuums. Must be able to work independently and be able to
    perform all job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid
    safety and health hazards.
  • Must be able to properly utilize
    appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Must inform
    maintenance supervisor of all accidents, illnesses, injuries either
    experienced or witnessed on property. Must possess a valid driver’s
  • General computer literacy is required in
    multiple applications (MS Office Suites).
  • Language Proficiency: Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge)
    speaking/reading/writing of English is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy
in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click
  • You will receive confirmation on
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants
claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation
confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the
Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the
VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the
certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If
the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR
office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s
preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria
for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member
Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 19th June 2018
The US Mission in
Kampala 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.
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