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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Painter in the Facilities Maintenance Section

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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou  is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Painter in the Facilities Maintenance Section



The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Painter in the Facilities Maintenance Section.
Opening Date : March 11, 2020
Closing Date : March 25, 2020
Open to : all interested candidates/ All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 6,567,163 p. a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-04)


This position is located in the Facility Maintenance Section (FAC) and incumbent directly reports to the Residential Maintenance Supervisor FSN-08. He/she performs a full range of skilled painting work for the maintenance and repair and construction at multiple U.S. Government Owned and Leased facilities. The incumbent performs surface preparation, selects the proper type of paint, and applies with brushes, rollers, or sprayers as required. Protects areas not to be painted and cleans all equipment for reuse. He/she is responsible for the safe storage, inventory, and disposal of painting bench stock.


1. EDUCATION : Completion of Primary is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : Minimum of two (2) years of both masonry and painting related experience is required.

3. LANGUAGE : Level II (limited knowledge) speaking and writing French is required. Level II (limited knowledge) speaking and reading English is required. These may be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Must be able to understand and follow written instructions is required. Must know and conform to all established health and safety policies and procedures including personal protective equipment. Must have basic math skills to compute simple area and volume calculations and cost out minor jobs. Must be able to work outdoors, be able to climb ladders and scaffolding, and lift 20 kilos. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. These may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Must know how to use the tools of the trades and have a comprehensive knowledge of established trade practices and procedures including a thorough knowledge of paints, solvents, and paint additives. Should have a general knowledge of construction, maintenance, and occupational health and safety procedures in work related areas. Must be able to properly use all assigned safety equipment, painting tools, and paint products.


A) Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered :

• Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at

• Choose Announcement Number Ouaga-2020-015 Painter and complete the online application.

• Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. degrees, attestations and certificates of work, work permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system

B) Required documentation/attachments : Applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• Completion of Primary is required.
• Driver’s License is required.
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Copies of Work Attestations/Certificates

What to Expect Next : Only applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : Go to complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained directly from the Electronic recruitment system (ERA) or by contacting the Human Resources Office at

Note :

- All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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