12 Dec 2023

Mason at U.S. Embassy

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Job Description

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Mason (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
12/12/2023 – 12/26/2023
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1255 5
TZS TSh21,317,834 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40HRS PER WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
[email protected]
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

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 U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mason in the Facilities Section.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel
Occasional Travel

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Under supervision of Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent performs full range of skilled work for masonry construction, maintenance, and repairs at U.S. Government Owned and Leased facilities. The incumbent performs master craftsman level functions related to all types of bricklaying, concrete blockwork, reinforced concreting, stonework, and surface finishes comprising tiling, sand-cement plaster, gypsum plaster, pavers, etc. The incumbent performs specialty work for moisture protection, water proofing, and thermal insulation of buildings. The incumbent provides coverage for emergency service for architectural elements as required for a 24 hours per day, 7 days a week (24/7) operation.

1. Repairing of existing brickwork: 45%

Repair existing brickwork, concrete structures, surface finishes of buildings and tilework including all preparatory, quality, schedule, safety related functions described above for new installations.

2. Building new walls: 25%

Build new walls using concrete blocks, bricks, stones, etc. Perform concreting work for new reinforced concrete structures including all functions for the work such as arranging tools / materials, measuring, cutting / binding rebar, manual concrete mixing, erecting formwork, etc. Work with carpenter to build formwork for concrete structure. Pour concrete if ready-mix concrete required and available. Perform work of new surface finishes including sand-cement plaster and gypsum plaster. Install new ceramic tiles for finish surfaces including arranging tools / materials, measuring, marking, preparing surface, mixing adhesive, grouting joints, etc. Guide work of technicians / helpers assigned to help in the task depending on complexity and volume of work. Perform work to maintain true plumb lines, levels and contours per design. Maintain the assigned tools in good working condition. Account for materials issued and used for each task. Complete work per schedule, using SHEM guidelines for safe work practices and in full measure to avoid call-backs.

3. Preventive maintenance inspection: 20%

Perform scheduled preventive maintenance inspection of all architectural / civil elements of buildings as directed by shop supervisor and as per the O&M manuals. Assist other FM technicians in maintenance tasks for all building engineering systems including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and physical security. Assist to perform work of space reconfiguration projects. Support FM operations including emergency actions, escorting, monitoring contractors. Support Post operations including community events. Drive USG vehicles for travel to US Government Owned and Leased properties.

4. Installation of new/repair existing waterproof: 10%

Install new / repair existing water proofing, moisture protection, and thermal insulation on buildings including all preparatory and quality / safety functions described above for new installations.
Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

*Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.”

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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of work experience as lead mason in construction industry is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The ability to understand and follow written instructions is required. Ability to read construction drawings and have a good understanding of plumbing industry standards for installation and maintenance of piping systems. The ability to use a variety of tools of the trade is required. Experience of powered tools such as pneumatic hammers and concrete sprayers is required. Physical ability to lift heavy items and work outdoors in hot and humid environment is required. Must have basic math skills for simple calculations of area, volume, etc. and conversion of metric to foot-pound system and vice versa. Must have a valid, current class B&D a car. Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years. Basic computer skills and numerical skills is required.

Education Requirements:
Completion of High School is required. Completion of one-year (1) vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing technicians in masonry trade is required.


Limited Knowledge (Written/Speaking/Reading) in English is required in order understand verbal requests, read some technical material, and prepare simple reports.

Good working knowledge (Written/Speaking/Reading) in Kiswahili is required in order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff. This may be tested.


Must know how to protect a building from humidity or water ingress, know about thermal insulation, know about the science of construction materials, know about occupational health and safety. General knowledge of DSM city and its suburbs; and knowledge of shops/stores where materials are available for purchase.

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.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Statement:

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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

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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Benefits: The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers 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”), 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.

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How to Apply
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

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:

Completion of high school required – Certificate.

Completion of specialized vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing technicians in masonry trade is required.

Driver’s License

Proof of Citizenship

Other Document

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:
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 only via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

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Closing Date : 20th December, 2023.

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