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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 11, 2024
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    The U.S. Embassy to Kenya opened in 1964. Through sixteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub. Chief among the U.S. Mission’s goals are fostering the development of a sound Kenyan economy, strengthening the institutions of ...
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    Maintenance Inspector - All Interested Applicants


    • The incumbent works as a Maintenance Inspector for the Facility Management Section at the U.S Embassy, Nairobi.  This position is responsible for inspecting approximately 350 residential housing units and all U.S. Government owned properties to determine the nature and extent of maintenance and repair work required to be performed but the U.S. Embassy and  contractors. The incumbent must utilize  knowledge of the engineering and construction environment to assess the building condition including structural, plumbing, and carpentry. When projects are required, the incumbent will be responsible for creating statements of work, concept drawings, cost estimates, and bills of quantity.  The Maintenance Inspector will also work with Procurement in the contractor hiring process. While the project is underway, the incumbent will monitor contractor progress and compliance to U.S. Government and Kenyan regulations and safety standards. When the project is complete,  the incumbent will inspect to ensure the work was done to specifications,  construction standards and required building codes. The incumbent will be required to produce reports on facility condition of US Embassy Government Owned (GO) properties.  Direct supervision will be provided by the Senior Facility Maintenance Supervisor FSN 11 (C52616).

    Qualifications and Evaluations



    • Minimum of four (4) years of experience working in a major construction trade including building construction, plumbing and drainage, electrical, painting and decoration, or carpentry. Must have served as a building/maintenance inspector or project manager for at least one of the four year is also required.


    • Excellent working knowledge of all tools associated with all building trades.  The incumbent must possess a thorough knowledge of building construction techniques and materials including plumbing and drainage, electrical systems, and low- and high-pressure heating system installations. Must possess knowledge of local building codes and ordinances and be familiar with local bidding practices. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of various building codes to include The International Building code, National Electrical Code, Uniform Plumbing code and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Standards and all Local Kenyan Building codes.  

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of secondary school is required.  Must have completed vocational training, apprenticeship and have a Diploma in Building construction. 



    • Level IV English; reading, writing and speaking.
    • Level III Kiswahili; reading, writing and speaking.


    • Read, understand, and interpret building plans, specifications and construction plans accurately.
    • Ability to develop and follow a plan for a project from concept to completion
    • Ensure that field installations are consistent with approved building codes, approved plans, and specifications.
    • Proficient in CAD
    • Identify building code compliance requirements and make appropriate recommendations for corrective actions.
    • Ensure code compliance at the plan check level.
    • Inspect and analyze standard building construction; identify code violations; and recommend appropriate corrective measures to ensure compliance.
    • Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork, including forms, records and reports.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Observe safety and Security requirements and work in a safe manner.
    • Work independently.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and outside contractors.
    • Be willing and able to learn new skills on the job.
    • Physical ability to bend, stoop, crawl, climb and lift as required to perform inspections
    • Must possess a valid Kenyan driver’s license with at least five (5) years of experience driving saloon cars and pick-up trucks.
    • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and other computer programs

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to U.S. Embassy to Kenya on to apply

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