Lead Carpenter

at US Embassy
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 24, 2020
Category Science & Engineering
Currency UGX


Lead Carpenter

Closing: April 02, 2020

Who May Apply: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies. (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment: 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.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Lead Carpenter.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time, 40 hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Download: Detailed Position Description

Duties: Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for creating, developing, and repairing wood works at the Chancery as well as other locations as necessary. Incumbent supervises a staff of six carpenters to ensure that make-ready residences are completed on time and all aspects of the carpentry shop are maintained in a safe and clean environment.


Must have a good technical understanding of carpentry and woodworking systems and equipment. Knowledge of U.S. building, trade, construction, fire and safety codes and standards is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) spoken/written of English is required.

Must be able to use all tools of the trade; must be able to use Microsoft Office Suites; must have a valid driver’s license. Lifting techniques; and basic keyboard skills is required.

Experience Requirements

Three years of journeyman carpentry experience is required; an additional two years of progressive responsibility in managing journeyman carpenters.is required.

Education Requirements

Completion of secondary school both “O” and “A” level is required.
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