Maintenance Person

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The following job is currently open at the German Embassy in Washington, DC.

The German Embassy in Washington is seeking to fill a term-limited position for a locally hired maintenance person, tentatively from February 1, 2024 until March 31, 2026.

Duties and Responsibilities:

∙ Support the technical staff seconded to the Embassy

∙ Cleaning and sweeping service for the entire property

∙ Perform seasonal tasks, e.g. winter maintenance (snow removal and sand/salt treatment)  Perform manual jobs included but not limited to carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical work

∙ Assisting with purchasing, research, organisation and cleaning work

∙ Perform clearing out, cleanup, and organizing jobs

∙ Pickup and dispose of trash and recycling materials

∙ Ensure compliance with all safety and building codes

∙ Collaborate with other maintenance staff and external contractors as needed

Qualifications and Requirements:


∙ A minimum of two years of hands-on experience in maintenance, preferably within a facili-ties environment or related field

∙ General working knowledge of carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical work

∙ Experience using hand and electrical tools  Able to inspect and diagnose problems to determine corrective repairs


∙ Solid communication and teamwork skills in an international team environment

∙ Service-oriented and friendly manner ensuring positive interactions with Embassy staff

∙ Organizational skills and reliability

∙ Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and to follow oral and written instructions

∙ High degree of physical resilience (heavy-lifting and carrying) and the ability to perform tasks, which involve prolonged standing, pushing, pulling, climbing, and stooping

∙ Demonstrate flexibility with work hours, showing willingness to undertake overtime and ad-just shifts as needed to maintain facility operations

∙ Ability and willingness to perform other duties as assigned

∙ Valid driver’s license

∙ Basic IT skills

∙ Proficiency in the English language, enabling effective communication in both written and spoken form.


The Embassy offers applicants an attractive benefits package:

∙ Health, dental, and vision insurance, with 75% premium coverage for employees and their family members

∙ 401(k) retirement plan with employer match of up to 5% of employee income

∙ 8 weeks paid family leave

∙ 17 days of paid vacation leave annually to start, increasing up to 28 days annually

∙ 13 days of paid sick leave annually

∙ Up to 12 paid holidays per year

∙ Up to 50% premium reimbursement for disability insurance


Pay is based on a 40-hour week; overtime is compensated at 1.5 times the regular pro-rated hourly rate. The gross starting salary for the position (after the probationary period) is currently $3,515 per month. The position will be open until March 31, 2026, provided the candidate proves suited to the job during the probationary period. A one-year contract will be signed initially.

Contract terms and compensation are based on local law, as per the standard employment agreement for non-diplomatic staff at the German foreign missions in the U.S. and the corresponding pay scale.

The Federal Foreign Office is committed to the professional advancement of women and expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Prior to hiring, the successful candidate will be required to show adequate health through a medical examination by the Embassy’s partner physician. In addition, a background check will be conducted. Your cooperation is required for hiring.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have a valid work permit. Sponsorship by the Embassy is not possible.

Please send your complete written application along with the customary documents (letter of application, résumé, proof of graduation, references/letters of recommendation, copy of passport and, if applicable, a copy of the Green Card or visa, together with your work permit) by e-mail by December 1, 2023.

German Embassy

Attn.: Mr. Swen Janke

4645 Reservoir Rd. NW

Washington, D.C. 20007

E-Mail: vw-10@wash.diplo.de

Please note that the Embassy will only consider complete and timely applications. No acknowledgements of receipt will be sent and/or application materials will be returned. The Embassy will contact only those applicants who will be invited to an interview. Selection interviews are expected to take place in December 2023.

Information about data privacy rights pursuant to Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found at: https://www.germany.info/us-en/datenschutz

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