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US Embassy Mason Job


The Incumbent works in the Facility Management Section of the Embassy, under the direct supervision and guidance of the Maintenance Supervisor – FSN 08; C52610, to perform master craftsman level masonry construction and repairs throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC) functional/office buildings, on-compound ancillary support buildings, residential buildings, recreational facilities, and other residential properties. 

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience as a mason on commercial or industrial buildings doing maintenance and new construction is required.


  • Should have a good knowledge of Masonry construction, maintenance, and safety procedures in work related areas, and ability to comprehend and apply relevant safety codes.
  • Read and interpret architectural drawings and schematics.
  • Excellent working knowledge of materials, mechanical tools, and equipment associated with the masonry trade. 

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman Level Certification Grade 1 in Masonry field is required.



English Level III (Good) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required (This may be tested). Kiswahili Level III (Good) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required.


  • Must possess good communication skills and ability to interact with customers in a constructive manner.
  • Must respond to urgent situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs.
  • Works in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, on ladders at various heights, and in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments.
  • Communicates orally and in writing with co-workers, and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.
  • Uses a computer; to include MS Word and Outlook, and able to write e-mails.
  • Types on a keyboard.
  • Must have a valid, current license for driving pick-up trucks (Class C1). Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Should have a good knowledge of Masonry construction, maintenance, and safety procedures in work related areas, and ability to comprehend and apply relevant safety codes.
  • Read and interpret architectural drawings and schematics.
  • Excellent working knowledge of materials, mechanical tools, and equipment associated with the masonry trade.

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 Nairobi, Kenya 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.


  • 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”), 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.


  • Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
  • The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.
  • ** If selected, EFMs are expected to serve in the positon for at least one year from the date of hire, and their sponsor’s tour of duty must allow sufficient time for this.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Police Clearance Certificate. 

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:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • High school certificate
  • College/Training certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Certificate or 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.

Deadline: 03/18/2022

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