Job in Paris - Maintenance Inspector (journeyman level knowledge in one of the major maintenance trades)


N-52607 – Maintenance Inspector, FSN-7, FP-7*

This is a non-sensitive position requiring a non-sensitive certification.


February 24, 2016


March 9, 2016


Full-time: 40 hours/week for Not Ordinarily Resident

Full-time: 35 hours/week for Ordinarily Resident


Ordinarily Resident: € 33.947,00 gross p.a. (starting salary)

Not Ordinarily Resident: final salary will be confirmed by Washington based on applicants’ qualifications and prior work experience**

* Actual grade and salary will be based on the qualifications of the applicant

** Overseas Comparability Pay will apply if an FMA appointment

The Facilities Office of the U.S. Embassy in Paris is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Inspector.


The incumbent performs on-site inspections of materials, equipment and quality of workmanship on Post managed construction projects. He/she uses a variety of tools to evaluate works and manage work and projects on the basis of knowledge of the engineering and specifications for the project, engineering inspection and construction practices and procedures, and the work of the principal construction practices and procedures, and the work of the principal construction trades. Only general supervision is received and guidelines consist mainly of the engineering plans and specifications for the project, and procedures. She/he maintains contact with contractors’ representatives as needed to ensure performance and progress of current and/or planning of future work. The position requires self-confidence and resolution to enforce contractual requirements and best trade practices. Under general supervision, she/he inspects a variety of public work projects to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, and applicable codes, and performs other related work as required. She/he inspects maintenance, alteration and repair work performed in-house or by contract for progress, conformance to specifications, quality of materials and adequacy of the work. She/he acts as assistant to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for contracted work, supervises a multi-trade maintenance team, and is responsible for meeting relevant ICASS performance standards.

A copy of the full position description is available from the Human Resources Office.



1) Applicants are required to submit their cover letter(s) and signed DS-174 form(s) in English and French if a position is advertised with an English and French Language Level of 3/3 or higher (standard resumes are no longer accepted).

2) Applicants are required to submit the proof of the required education level.

3) Applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Items 1-5 are all required.

1. Education:

At least completion of secondary school (CAP) in one of the major maintenance trades (electricity, plumbing, locksmith, carpenter, painting, etc.) is required.

2. Prior Work Experience:

A minimum of three years’ experience as an engineering or maintenance inspector in a major maintenance trade (electricity, plumbing, locksmith, carpenter, painting, etc.).

At least two years of supervisory experience in a construction environment is required.

3. Language proficiency (These may be tested):

English (Writing-Reading-Speaking), Level-2 – Limited Knowledge is required.

French (Writing-Reading-Speaking), Level-4 – Fluency is required.

4. Knowledge (These may be tested):

Journeyman level knowledge in one of the major maintenance trades (electricity, plumbing, etc.) and good knowledge of overall maintenance operations sufficient to permit recognizing of standard building practices, evaluate conformance to specifications and adequacy of work is required.

Basic knowledge of local and international building codes; standard installation procedures for electrical, plumbing and mechanical fixtures; terminology and techniques used in building construction is required.

5. Skills and abilities (These may be tested):

Ability to analyze data, evaluate job costs, prepare bid specifications and track expenditures is required.

Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, diagrams, specifications and blueprints is required.

Ability to apply building codes and applicable laws and regulations is required.

Ability to develop and maintain a variety of complex records and reports is required.

Must possess a valid French driver's license (permis “B”).

Ability to lift heavy weight up to 25 Kilos.


When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application package will not be considered.

  1. Applicants who claim EFM or MOH status must include in the cover letter accompanying their application that they are claiming EFM/MOH status, their present nationality, and name and employing section/agency of their sponsoring family member.

  2. 2. Applicants are required to submit their cover letter(s) and signed DS-174 form(s) in English and French if a position is advertised with an English and French Language Level of 3/3 or higher (standard resumes are no longer accepted).

  1. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, driver license) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

  2. IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).


Human Resources Office Jerome and Lucie

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Please send your application only by email.