Janitor (until filled)

Vacancy Announcement


U.S. Mission Budapest

Announcement Number: Budapest -2018-26  (R)
Position Title: Janitor (Custodian)
Opening Period: 09/10/2018 – Until filled
Series/Grade:   FP – DD – FSN – 01

Salary: Not Ordinary Resident: (USD) 18,785 gross p.a., Ordinarily Resident: (HUF) 2,526,324 gross p.a.

For More Info: Human Resources Office (POC): Zita Kovacs
E-mail Address:  budapestrecruitment@state.gov

Mailing Address:
American Embassy
Szabadság tér 12
1054 Budapest, Hungary

Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification
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 Budapest is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Janitor in the Facility Management Office (FM).
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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The Janitor provides professional cleaning services to all U.S. Embassy properties including: Chancery and Controlled Access Compounds, General Services Office Annex, residential compound common areas, Temporary Duty apartments, and residential properties during make readies. S/he also provides other cleaning services as needed such as cleaning of welcome kits and residential furniture. Incumbent uses all equipment safely, effectively, and efficiently. The Janitor serves as the eyes and ears of the Management Facility Office and reports any problems noted regarding building components and systems. The Janitor will be required to work during non-business hours such as nights and early mornings and overtime may be required at short notice. S/he schedule may change according to the needs of the Embassy.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

Education:   Basic (elementary) education level is required.


EXPERIENCE:  One or more years of housekeeping or cleaning experience is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Basic knowledge of cleaning techniques, supplies and equipment to include knowledge of how to employ them in a safe, responsible manner.


LANGUAGE: Rudimentary (Level 1, speaking and reading) English is required.  Good Working Knowledge (Level III, speaking and reading) of Hungarian is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to lift up to 20 kilograms.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff receive a 13th month bonus, a meal allowance, and a transportation reimbursement.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  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*
(2)          AEFM / USEFM
(3)          FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document 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 should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the 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.

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

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174 (PDK 108KB)
  • Degree (not transcript), if applicable
  • Language Scores (if available), if applicable
  • Driver’s License
  • Professional Certificate or License, if applicable

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

For further information:  the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office (budapestrecruitment@state.gov).