Laborer (Automotive janitor) at Embassy of the United States, Kampala

Application deadline closed.

Job Description


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kampala
Position Title:
Laborer (Automotive janitor)
Open Period:
01/19/2023 – 01/25/2023Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1305 2
UGX Ush26,771,244
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours a week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Kampala, UG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is CC.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Assigned to the General Services Office (GSO), primarily Motor pool, the position performs basic car cleaning tasks in support of GSO Motor pool and laborer duties at the Chancery or GSO Annex.  Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

VEHICLE UPKEEP DUTIES:                                                                                                              60%

Performs janitorial duties to include but not limited to: washing, drying, and waxing vehicle exteriors and tires, vacuuming vehicle carpets and seats, cleaning vehicle windows (inside and out), dusting and polishing vehicle dashboards, emptying trash, and refills emergency vehicle water.  Reports equipment problems to supervisor. Cleans mechanic workshop along with auto mechanics to ensure a tidy and organized workspace free of fall hazards.

LABORER DUTIES:                                                                                                                            30%

Moves, loads, unloads, carries and places equipment, tools, and materials. Performs the following manual duties as required: assist auto mechanics in passing tools and parts, holding ladders, moving supplies to/from work sites, moving vehicles around the parking lot as needed for cleaning access.  Uses hand trucks, pallet jacks, brooms and simple hand tools required for support of vehicle maintenance and cleaning. Take care and responsibility of items found in the car to return to rightful owners.

MISCELLANOUS DUTIES:                                                                                                                10%

Escorts visitors, outside contractors and non-cleared employees at post when required. Operates Government-owned motor vehicles as incidental driver.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE:  Two years of vehicle maintenance, driving duties or general cleaning work experience is required.


Education Requirements:
Completion of elementary school is required.


LANGUAGE: English Level 2 – Limited knowledge; written & spoken. This may be tested


Must be able to physically able perform arduous tasks as well as work independently.

Must be able to use hand tools, cleaning tools and operate motorized equipment and vehicles.

Must be able to perform basic tasks, manual duties, and proper handling of equipment and materials.

Must be able to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as eyewear, and safety shoes.

Must be able to perform assign tasks in all types of weather, and environmental weather conditions to include at times severe cold, extreme heat, wet or dry weather conditions, and high winds.

Must have a valid and current Class B driver’s license. Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years.

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 Uganda 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:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
3. 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”), 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.

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

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.

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Academic document
• Driver’s License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• 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.

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