United States US Embassy Careers – OBO Civil Engineer

Title:         OBO Civil Engineer
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
181,579,455- UGX 272,369,187
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-035
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

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 OBO Civil Engineer career
    opportunity should hold a  Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil
    engineering from an accredited institution.
  • At least five years of experience in the field of civil engineering
    related to building construction and renovations is required.  Two (2) years’ of the five years’
    experience should be with U.S. codes and criteria is required.
  • Must have expert knowledge in design and construction practices with
    International or U.S. architecture/construction engineering codes and
    specifications; an in-depth professional knowledge in
    architecture/construction engineering design calculations and criteria;
    preparation of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Must have ability to use MS Office package user for word processing
    and analysis, use engineering management software and AutoCAD. 
  • Must have ability to lift heavy objects (30 or more pounds).
  • Must have ability to work under pressure and longer hours.
  • Must have ability to meet deadlines and to work in a multi-tasking
    environment with people from various cultures. 
  • Must have ability to plan and manage his daily activities well. Must
    have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and use judgment to analyze information and take
    appropriate actions. 
  • Must have class B valid driver’s license.
  • Language:  Level IV ( fluent, reading/speaking
    /writing) in English is required.
    Level III (Good working knowledge, reading/speaking/writing in
    Luganda, Swahili or Lunyakitara 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 of
    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: 7th August 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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