U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:       Kampala-2023-007S
Position Title:                         Custodian CDC
Opening Period:                   2/6/2023 – 2/10/2023
Series:                                      1305
Grade:                                     FSN-02/ FP-CC
Salary:                                     UGX 26,771,244 (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
For More Info:                        KampalaHRLERecruitment@state.gov
Who May Apply:                     Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or declared Members of Household (MOHs); dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust- Background Investigation
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 https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Custodian- CDC

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

Supervisory Position: No

Duties:  Job holder is assigned as one of the janitors performing janitorial, custodial, and clerical duties at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offices in Entebbe. Job holder is responsible for floor, furniture, and office equipment cleaning, high cleaning, wall cleaning, window cleaning, and deep cleaning of all office spaces. Receives expendable janitorial supplies from the storeroom, ensures safe custody, and distributes them to different usage points for staff utilization and cleaning purposes. Tracks consumption and ensures timely replenishment to avoid stockouts. Responsible for opening office buildings in the morning and locking them in the evening after staff have left. Reports directly to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD Custodian AFRCC

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:  Completion of Primary School is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Seven years’ experience in commercial/office buildings cleaning is required. Some janitorial work experience is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Good knowledge of current cleaning methods and materials is required. Knowledge of the safe handling of industry standard cleaning chemicals is required. Good knowledge of the names and types of unsafe cleaning materials. Must use common sense in determining good safety practices. Good knowledge of lifting/moving procedures and associated equipment. Must be capable of performing heavy physical work.


LANGUAGE:  Level II limited Knowledge in speaking/reading/writing English is required. Level II limited Knowledge in speaking/reading/writing Luganda is required This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to maintain offices in a clean, neat, and safe manner; ability to work efficiently as part of a team; ability to work on own initiative. Must be able to read, understand, and properly use janitorial cleaning supplies instructions, materials, and equipment. Must have good customer service skills. Must follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures. Ability to carry not more than 10kgs is required. This may be tested.

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.

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below


  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

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

  • Academic documents (Both O & A level certificates)
  • Copy of Orders/ Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.