Job Opening

Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 27 November 2017 - 26 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Facilities Management-DM OCSS-86146-R-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located at the General Maintenance Shop, the Maintenance and Alteration Unit (MAU), Plant Engineering Section (PES), Facilities Management Service (FMS), Facilities and Commercial Services Division (FCSD), Office of Central Support Services (OCSS), Department of Management. The incumbent reports to the Foreman of the Shop and the General Foreman of MAU.


Under the general direction of the General Foreman of the Maintenance and Alteration Unit and the Foreman of the General Maintenance Shop, Plant Engineering Section, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties: Construct metal and sheetrock (dry wall) partitions • Install floor tiles • Erect metal partitions and doors • Assemble chairs, tables, shelving units, detach, attach and hang pictures for offices, work areas, conference rooms and supply rooms, etc., as part of the building maintenance throughout the UNHQ Complex and offsite leased premises • On occasion, build stages for UN events • Repair cracks on walls and ceilings, including pavements • Install ceramic tiles, marble and flagstone; and work with block, brick, and glass • Move heavy materials such as sand-stone-gravel and take charge of masonry work; and • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Foreman and General Foreman.


Professionalism: • Demonstrates professional competence in the general maintenance and related trade; • General knowledge of industrial safety rules and regulations related to maintenance services and constructions projects, including ability to use equipment and tools and knowledge of its relevant safety procedures; • Ability to read blue prints and rough drawings; • Ability to prioritize activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required; • Ability to maintain accurate and specific records and inventories; • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; • Remains calm in stressful situations; • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork: • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; • Places team agenda before personal agenda; • Supports and acts in accordance with the final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect one's own position; • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; • Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep one's self informed and be able to anticipate problems;, Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


High school or equivalent Trade School Diploma.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressive working experience in the area of general building construction and maintenance services is required. Experience in the use of tools and equipment required for this trade is required. Experience performing construction of metal and sheetrock (drywall) partitions, door installations and rough carpentry is required. Experience performing light masonry, including flooring, wall and tile repairs is required. Experience performing installation and removal of commercial office partitions is desirable. Experience reading construction blueprints and plans is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written technical test which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Trades and Crafts (TC) Examination is a prerequisite for recruitment in the Trades and Crafts category in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the TC test at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected periodically to new function in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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