U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Building Contract/Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Building Contract/Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

Announcement Number: Johannesburg-2022-063

Hiring Agency: Consulate General Johannesburg

Position Title: Building Contract/Project Manager - All interested Applicants /All Sources

Open Period: 09/19/2022 - 10/03/2022

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+2

Series/Grade: LE - 1205 11

Salary: ZAR R807,777

Work Schedule: Full-time

Promotion Potential: LE-11

Duty Location(s): 1 in Johannesburg, SF

Telework Eligible: No

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM - FP is 04. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Summary: The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 number of hours per week)

Start Date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


  • Position serves the Building Contract Manager for Consulate General Johannesburg, and directly supervises the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Position is responsible for 11 person Facilities team.

  • Principle authority and technical advisor on all facilities operations.

  • Incumbent manages, supervises, and coordinates planning and scheduling for minor and major maintenance and repair projects and the preventive maintenance program at the Consulate ($100 million facility), the Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR) ($20 million facility), as well as 2 United States Government (USG) owned and 55+ leased residential and functional properties.

  • Job holder is directly supervised by the Management Officer.



  • A total of seven years combined specialized and general work experience is required.

    Four of the seven years must be in facilities management and three years at a supervisory/ management level.

    Job Knowledge

  • Must have a thorough professional knowledge of the field of Facility management.

  • High degree of knowledge about local and international building/ construction/ mechanical/ electrical codes and trade practices, and life safety standards.

  • Must be well versed in local certification of occupation and residential codes (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, etc).

  • Excellent knowledge of HVAC, chillers, electrical distribution, voltage regulation, automatic transfer switches, and mechanical and electrical systems.

    Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, electrical, mechanical, general engineering, architecture, facilities management or construction management is required.



  • Level IV(Fluent) reading/writing/speaking of English is required. (This may be tested).

    Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess a valid driver's license (Code B or higher).

  • Must be proficient in the use of all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite, ARIBA, GMMS and AutoCad.

  • Numerical skills required to prepare budget.

  • Serves as the Contracting Officer's Representative for contractors performing building related projects.

    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.


    Agency Benefits

    Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country
    Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in South Africa 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*


  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


    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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

    How to Apply

    All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

    Required Documents

    Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree with transcript

  • Driver’s License

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

    Next Steps

    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.

    For more information and job application details, see: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Building Contract/Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

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