Locksmith, Facility Management Office (Vacancy Reference: 18/33)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Locksmith, Facility Management Office (FM)

Reference:
18/33

Opening Date:
November 13, 2018

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

Salary:
£34,663 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £30,059, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,504).

Benefits:
Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Season Ticket Loan
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)

   OR

 Up to Grade FP 08 (Final Grade and Salary to be confirmed by Washington based on applicant’s qualifications and prior work experience).

 

The Facility Management Office (FM) at the U.S. Embassy London is in search of a highly skilled Locksmith who will be responsible for all locksmith repairs of approximately 300 Government Owned and Operating Lease properties, as well as, the London Embassy, Edinburgh and Belfast Consulates.

Duties will include: working with safes, high security type locking devices, internal door actuated pin locking devices, electro mechanical systems (mag lock, control pads, electrical controller, programming), door closing systems (both hydraulic and electrical), sliding door systems and hardware, window restrictors, and small locking devices as used on cabinets and drawers.

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION:
Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training or apprenticeship accredited by the British Locksmiths Institute or the Master Locksmiths Association is required.

EXPERIENCE:
Work experience as a skilled Locksmith is required.

LANGUAGE:
Level IV spoken and written English is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Must have full journeyman knowledge, practices, and procedures required by a journeyman Locksmith. Carpentry, electrical and welding basics also required. The incumbent also needs to be familiar with the installation and removal of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and CO detectors. Position holder is required to be completely familiar with local and national building codes. Knowledge of how to open safes when the locking device is malfunctioning (both destructive and non-destructive) is required. Knowledge of electro-mechanical locking devices such as electronic magnetic locking devices, including programming, installation, troubleshooting, and repair is required. Knowledge of the composition, operation, and installation of a variety of hardware is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have a good working knowledge of facilities management. Must be able to provide technical guidance and provide advice to the Facilities Manager, and to the maintenance supervisory staff about any related problems. Ability to plan, layout and complete the installation, modification and repair of various hardware systems is required. Ability to enter locked devices without pass keys is required. Must be able to use all tools of the trade. A current full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver’s license is required. The ability to be able to drive government owned vehicles is required. A patient approach, with the ability to pay attention to detail is required. Problem solving skills, excellent practical skills, and good customer care skills are required.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.

OR

Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: WHETHER YOU ARE AN INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL CANDIDATE, IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS INCOMPLETE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER FOR A VACANCY.

Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to LNDRecruit@state.gov

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

Recruitment
The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
33 Nine Elms Lane
London
SW11 7US