Appliance Repair Technician (All Interested Candidates / All Sources), Technicien en réparation d’électroménagers (tous les candidats intéressés / toutes les sources), Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Yaoundé

Appliance Repair Technician (All Interested Candidates / All Sources), Technicien en réparation d’électroménagers (tous les candidats intéressés / toutes les sources), Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Yaoundé

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

Appliance Repair Technician (All Interested Candidates / All Sources)

Open Period:

12/13/2021 – 12/27/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:



LE – 1210 5


XAF FCFA7,307,846

Work Schedule:

Full-time –

Promotion Potential:


Duty Location(s):

1 Vacancy in

Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible:


For More Info:

HR Section



Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

All Interested Applicants / All Sources.

For USEFM – FS is FP-9. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


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Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent carries out technical repairs of all electrical household appliances and office machines, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, gas and electric ranges, distillers, shredders, and other large appliances for their customers. Undertakes other duties as directed by the Facilities Manager.

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Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of two (2) years of journeyman work experience as an electrical repairman (or relevant experience) in a large institution or international organization is required.


Knowledge on the following is required:

all phases of appliances and office machines repair; electrical safety installation procedures.

capacity, made, sources of replacement parts, etc. of different appliances.

local electrical codes and use of standard electrical tools and equipment.

how to connect water or gas lines, and how to check for leaks once the appliances are installed.

how to dismantle and reassemble appliances to make their diagnosis.

This may be tested.

Education Requirements:

Successful completion of four years vocational training in household appliances and office machines repair and maintenance (equivalent of CAP or Ordinary level electricity/electronics) in a technical or vocational school or any accredited institution is required.


LANGUAGE: Good Working Knowledge: Speaking/Reading/Written of English and Limited Knowledge: Written/Speaking/Reading French is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to read and understand electrical circuit diagrams and schematic drawings and to work with multi-meters independently with minimum of supervision is required. Must possess a valid local driver’s license (Category B) and be capable to drive.  Ability to use computer software applications with emphasis on WORD and EXCEL for reports and records keeping. Typing Skills required for data entry. Numerical skills required for inventory and accountability of appliances. Ability to cross train with other electrical/mechanical trades also required. Must also have good customer service skills.

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.

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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 Yaounde, Cameroon 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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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”), 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.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Medical and Security clearances from the U.S. Embassy.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Diploma (GCE O’Level/CAP)

Trade School Course Certificate

Vocational Training/Apprenticeship Program

Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

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

SF-50 (if applicable)

Other Documents

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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 Yaounde, Cameroon.

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