Maintenance Inspector (Electrical) Job at the U.S. Embassy

 Maintenance Inspector (Electrical) Job in the Consular Section (CONS) of The U.S. Consulate in Lagos.

Job Title: Maintenance Inspector (Electrical).

Job Location: Lagos.

Educational Qualification: SSCE.

Educational Qualification Description:

  • Completion of Secondary school or Technical training school is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of work experiences in electrical trade is required, of which one (1) year of experience as a maintenance inspector or planner and estimator
  • is required.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Journeyman knowledge of mechanic experience and skills is required.
  • Good working knowledge of overall maintenance operations to recognize the need for maintenance and repair of buildings is required.
  • Ability to carry out hands on maintenance and repair work is required.

Note: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

Work Hours: Full-Time; 40 hours/week.


  • OR – Ordinarily Resident – N5,720,065 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-07. In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
  • NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$41,206 EFM/MOH – US$35,364 (Starting Salary) p.a.Position Grade: FP-07

Job Specification:

  • Incumbent is assigned to the Facility Maintenance Section (FAC) as Electrical Inspector and supervises the daily routine of the FAC Electrical Shop, a workforce of six skilled
  • Technicians and also a team of multi trade technicians involved in preventive maintenance.
  • This position provides inspection and quality assurance of maintenance practices in the Electrical Shop, in all office buildings and residential compounds.
  • S/he is directly supervised by the Residential Maintenance Supervisor.

Selection Process:

When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

Apply Before: 16th March, 2016.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Application to: [email protected]

Point of Contact: Tel: 09-461-400009-461-4000 Ext 4261

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)


  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority does have to Be assigned officially to post.
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