U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Painter (Team Lead) - Jobs in Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Painter (Team Lead) - Jobs in Ethiopia


The incumbent provides supervisory coordination services and serves as painting foreman on the construction, repair, and maintenance of Embassy facilities. Evaluates contractor and Government employee work by visiting job sites on a daily basis to determine acceptability. Develops painting schedules for work crews, amount of materials and equipment required and bills of quantity. Writes daily work orders to generate work for painting crews and produces inspection reports of work completed.

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a professional painter is required. A minimum of 1 year work experience in a supervisory position with a maintenance/construction or building trades group is required.

    Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under "Other Document 1 or 2"

    Education Requirements:

    Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    Education: Completion of secondary school is required.

    Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "High School Diploma or equivalent"



    English Level 2 speaking/reading/writing. Amharic Level 3 speaking/reading/writing. (This may be tested)

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to use all tools and equipment of the painting trade.

  • Must be able to work un-supervised and inspect subcontractor’s work for compliance.

  • He/she must be able to lift 40 kilos, work off a ladder at heights over three meters.

  • Must have good customer service skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Possess minimum of class II driving license. (This may be tested).

    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:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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.

    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. 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.

    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”), 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.

    How to Apply:

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

  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site. https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

    Required Documents:

    In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested University degree 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 Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Driving License (Required)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (Required)

  • Work Experience (Required)

  • Certificate or 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 or phone.

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Painter (Team Lead) - Jobs in Ethiopia

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