Safety Program Coordinator (FAC) – Frankfurt-2018-59

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Vacancy Number: Frankfurt-2018-59


Date: May 15, 2018


Position Title Safety Program Coordinator
Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, Facilities Maintenance Office
Open To All Interested Applicants

Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP)

€ 42,543 per year starting salary

Position Series and Grade: FSN-07

Foreign Service/US Government Pay Plan (FS/USG PP)

US$ 36,218 per year starting salary (Base Salary Scale)

Position Series and Grade: FP-07, step 1 or highest previous rate within grade

Note: this position may be Overseas Comparability Pay (OCP) eligible

Final grade/step to be determined by Washington

Work Schedule Full-time: 40 hours
Application Period May 15, 2018 – May 29, 2018 close of business
Security Clearance Qualification Requirement Must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification/Public Trust. All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications as they apply.
Duration of Appointment This is an Indefinite Appointment subject to successful completion of the probationary period.



The U.S Consulate in Frankfurt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Safety Program Coordinator in the Facilities Maintenance Office. Filling of position is subject to availability of funds.



(A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available upon request. Send your request to with identification of the above vacancy number.)

Supervisory Position: No

Incumbent serves as the Safety Assistant/Inspector with responsibility for assisting the Safety Coordinator in carrying out the day to day functions of the Safety Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) and Fire Protection Division (FIR) programs at post as required by 15 FAM; assures that all government owned and leased property meet the requirements of 15 FAM. Together with SPC (Safety Program Coordinator) is responsible for safety issue U.S. Government owned and long term leased assets included 500 residences, 100 offices, 100 mechanical spaces and shops. Conducts numerous safety surveys, prepares reports and conducts follow up inspections to ensure compliance. Individual maintains a statistical database and hazardous materials inventory. Corrects all infractions found by OBO/SHEM, OBO/FIR, AIS and other investigations. Assists SPC (Safety Program Coordinator) for the Consulate pest control and serves as the contracting office representative (COR) on the pesticide application contract. Reports to the Safety Coordinator and sits as a member of the Post’s Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) committee. S/He is back-up for the SPC.


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

EDUCATION: The completion of secondary school is required. In addition, incumbent must have journey level trade certification in one or more maintenance trades.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in the maintenance field performing/coordinating repairs for large facilities, or in the field of occupational safety, health and environmental management is required.

LANGUAGE: English level IV (fluent) and German level II (limited knowledge) is required – Speaking/Reading/Writing.


  • Must be able to read and interpret SHEM, OSHA and OBO/FIR manuals, FAM citations and any other written materials (this may be tested).
  • Must be able to read and interpret building and floor plans for large facilities (this may be tested).


  • Must be conversant with different computer office software programs like Word, Excel and Power Point (this may be tested).
  • Must be able to maintain filing system related to safety and fire inspections and must be able to draft correspondence suitable for all levels in the chain of command at the Consulate.
  • Must be able to make decisions related to fire safety and pest issues and be able to use all tools to perform basic maintenance duties.

The Human Resources Office will conduct standard language assessment tests as part of the selection process. Testing is conducted equitably and is administered in the same way to all applicants for the particular recruitment.




  • Hiring Preference Selection Process: When qualified, 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.




  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  3. Foreign Service (FS) on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (CS) with re-employment rights**

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written documentation 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 must be on letterhead of the appropriate ,military branch of 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. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.


  • Additional Selection Criteria:
  1. The U.S. Mission will consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) of the U.S. Mission Germany having served less than 12 months in their current position are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) with an overall summary rating of ‘Needs Improvement’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  4. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first ninety (90) calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.



Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Form DS-174, Universal Application for Employment (UAE), available on the internet: DS-174.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume/Curriculum
  4. Licenses and certifications (e.g. Nurse license, etc.)


Applicants are encouraged to submit additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. reference letters, transcripts, copies of degrees earned, etc.) with the application.

Application language is English, i.e. application for employment, CV or resume should be in English. Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.

Note that the U.S. Mission does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.


For a complete list of terms such as US citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM), Eligible Family Member (EFM), Member of Household (MOH), and their definitions, go to the “definitions list” on the website


The U.S. Mission in Germany 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 affiliations. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.



Approved:      HR:          EKaleta

Cleared:          FAC:        JFRexford

Drafted:           HR:          HGralka