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Embassy of United States of America

Embassy of United States of America


Position: Custodian
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Salary: $3,324/Year
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM - FS is DD. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the 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 Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Custodian.

The work schedule for this position is: Full-time (48 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


The incumbent is responsible for performing a wide range of cleaning duties at Mission office facilities as well as other U.S. Government (USG) owned and leased properties as directed. Cleaning duties as assigned including but not limited to cleaning floors and carpets of offices, corridors and other areas by mopping, vacuum cleaning and sweeping. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Custodian Supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • EXPERIENCE: A minimum of six months of custodial or housekeeping experience is required.

Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under "Other Document 1 or 2"

  • Education: Completion of primary school is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "High School Diploma or equivalent"



  • Amharic level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Speaking/writing is required. (This may be tested)
  • English level I (Rudimentary) Reading/ Speaking/writing is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (These may be tested)

  • Ability to physically perform basic manual tasks.
  • Ability to use cleaning tools and equipment maintaining safety for self and others.
  • Must be able to lift and move objects and ensure hand/eye coordination effectively.
  • May be required to stand, bend and/or work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with customers.

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 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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:

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”), 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 the 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.