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Job HVAC Technician, FSN-6 in US Embassy Islamabad


HVAC Technician, FSN-6


Closing Date: January 08, 2019

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Islamabad
Position Title:
HVAC Technician
Open Period:
12/21/2018 - 01/08/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1225 6
PKR 890,195
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
3 Vacancy in

Islamabad, PK
For More Info:
HR Recruitment Team


Basic Function of the Position – The incumbent is employed as a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman HVAC technician level, to International Building Code (IBC) standards, throughout all facilities on the New Embassy Compound (NEC) to include office buildings, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties. Ensures that work does not present a safety or health problem or risk of injury to workers, other employees, or visitors. Remains abreast of the latest technological developments and products to improve system and equipment reliability. Works in shifts (morning/evening/night/weekends) and responds to emergencies. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years of journey-level experience in the installation, operations, repair and maintenance of Commercial or industrial (100 ton) HVAC/mechanical refrigeration systems.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles. Must be well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, and building automation systems and sensors. Must have a thorough understanding of US or International Building Code (IBC) standards, mechanical/ American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards, indoor air quality standards, building pressurization, duct work sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes. Must have the knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and industry best practices to correct/resolve HVAC issues quickly.
Education Requirements:
Completion of Secondary School (10 years of education) is required. Successful completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the HVAC field is also required.
LANGUAGE:  Level III (good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and Urdu is required. English language skills will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent will have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing HVAC systems and components. Must be able to take and interpret equipment readings with various meters to determine system performance. S/he must be skilled in using all sorts of hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools typical of the HVAC trade to install, remove, update, and/or determine appropriate repairs to any component of a HVAC system including control sensors, controllers, motors and dampers. The incumbent must have good computer skills in using the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) software. Must be able to apply basic math and algebra skills when sizing equipment; able to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings and manufacturers technical literature. S/he must be able to research the internet to find replacement parts for systems and equipment. Must have substantial skills in comprehending engineering reports, specifications and related materials in English language. Additional abilities must include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments. The incumbent must be able to communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information. Must be organized, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must have a valid Pakistani driver’s license for Motor Car/Jeep. Applicants must show proof that they have a minimum of five years of licensed driving experience. Technical and driving skills will 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 Islamabad, Pakistan 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.


  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”), 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  (


1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

6. Current employees who have voluntarily been reassigned/promoted from one position to another are not eligible to apply for six months from the effective date of the reassignment/promotion.

7. Current employees who have received any job-related training are not eligible to apply in another section/agency for six months from the effective date of the training.

8. U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or 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:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

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

  • Driver's License (A valid Pakistani driver's license for Motor Car/Jeep. Applicants must show proof that they have a minimum of five years of licensed driving experience.)

  • Proof of Citizenship (CNIC)
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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.


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