Vacancy Announcement – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic (HVAC)

Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission                                      Zagreb, Croatia

Announcement Number:             Zagreb-2018-008

Position Title:                                    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic (HVAC)

Opening Period:                               July 11, 2018 – July 25, 2018

Grade:                                                  FSN – 06

Salary:                                                  HRK 181,763 (gross annual salary)

For More Info:                                   E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:                          All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local security certification or Public Trust

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 Zagreb, Croatia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of HVAC Mechanic.

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 after the receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Position has to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the Embassy Compound (NEC) buildings, grounds and residential owned/leased properties.  Work assignments which include hardware, associated peripherals, configuration, optimization, repair of HVAC distribution, chillers, large central air handling units, packaged A/C units, cooling towers, filtration, fan coils, variable air volume (VAV) units, HVAC ductwork, evaporators, condensers, humidifiers, motorized valves, chilled water piping, circulation pumps, damper motors, controllers, actuators, HVAC water treatment systems and other control devices will be directed by the Facility Manager or the Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of 4 year secondary education (Croatian level IV) technical school with a focus on principles of refrigeration, air and water pumping systems, equipment and controls is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Must have a minimum of 3 (three) years of journey-level experience in the installation, operations, repair, and maintenance of commercial or industrial HVAC/mechanical refrigeration systems.

KNOWLEDGE: Must have a very good technical understanding of major building HVAC/mechanical systems and equipment with a specialty in controls.  Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required. Also must have job knowledge to include general computer literacy, and basic mathematics.


LANGUAGE:  Level 3 (good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.  (This may be tested). Level 3 (good working knowledge) speaking/Reading/Writing of Croatian language is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be skilled in diagnosing and troubleshooting HVAC systems and components and taking equipment readings with various meters. Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install and repair building HVAC/mechanical systems and work with the controls technicians on associated devices. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, technical drawings, specifications and related materials in English. A driver’s license (B Category) is required.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass 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, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Zagreb, Croatia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

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:

How to Apply:  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site and Mission’s internet site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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

  • DS-174 Application

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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Zagreb, Croatia.