Jobs at the Embassy.

U.S. Mission Majuro, Marshall Islands

Announcement Number: Majuro-2020-006R


Opening Period: MAY 22 – June 11, 2020

Series/Grade: LE 1205/8

Salary: (USD) 23,260 per annum

For More Info: Human Resources Office:  Ma. Victoria dela Cruz

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960

E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:

  • All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:   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.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Supervisor.

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:  Yes.


Incumbent directly supervises maintenance personnel and work order clerk.  Directs and supports maintenance and operation of all U.S. facilities and residential properties.  Serves as the Safety Coordinator with responsibility for assisting the Post Occupational Safety and Health (POSHO) in carrying out the day-to-day function of the Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) and Fire Protection Division programs at Post as required by 15 FAM 800 and 15 FAM 900.  

Qualifications and Evaluations 

Education:   Completion of secondary school, a minimum of two years relevant technical courses pertaining to the job functions and journeyman’s level of certification in carpentry, electrical, air conditioning, or plumbing are required.


EXPERIENCE:  Five years’ experience in Facility Maintenance work with at least one year experience in supervising skilled workers is required. Experience in managing repair, alteration, and limited design and construction including carpentry, electrical and plumbing trades.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Full working knowledge of all technical aspects, procedures, and practices appropriate to a corrosive island environment.  Standard practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in building maintenance, repair, and installation of building systems/equipment.  Occupational hazard and standard precautions in the workplace.  Building, electrical, fire, mechanical, and plumbing codes.  Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations.



Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.  This will be tested.


Ability to utilize structural, mechanical, and electrical procedures in technical form.  Skills to identify structural, mechanical, and/or electrical deficiencies and recommend cost-effective, safe correction.  Must have good skills in both speaking and technical writing.  Must have strong interpersonal skills to deal professionally and effectively with contractors, landlords, occupants, and counterparts at both Embassy Manila and the OBO Bureau in Washington.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have valid, current driver’s license for the class of vehicle (s) assigned or authorized to drive.  This will be tested.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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 link:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.  Applications are available at the U.S. Embassy Majuro in Long Island, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To apply for this position, applicants should mail or email to submit the documents listed below.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Degree/Diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • Passport copy
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • Driver’s license copy
  • RMI ID Card
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references

What to Expect Next:  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 Majuro, Marshall Islands.