Job Opening

Posting Title: Carpet Installer, TC5
Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 November 2017 - 09 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Facilities Management-DM OCSS-88182-R-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 or the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the Trades and Crafts category in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia or the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the in the United Nations Secretariat. Only candidates successful in the examination may be recommended or selected for this position.

The selected candidate will occasionally be required to perform evening and night shifts, including weekends on rotation, in order to perform assignments that require off-hours or an emergency response.

Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying around 80 lbs on one's shoulder while walking and kneeling for long periods of time are necessary and a daily requirement to complete the job.

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 to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Carpet Shop, 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 Carpet Shop.


Under the direct supervision of the Foreman of the Carpet Shop, the Carpet Installer is responsible for installation, repair and maintenance of carpets, tiles and flooring throughout the UN complex and offsite leased premises. Conduct periodic inspections of carpets, tiles and flooring. Responsible for the upkeep of existing carpets including patching, stretching and repairing as required. Keep records of time spent and materials used on jobs. Perform other duties as required.


• Demonstrates professional competence in the carpet trade and its related functions.
• Understanding and working knowledge of the trade's technical language.
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and rough drawings.
• Ability to use hand and power tools pertaining to the trade, including knowledge of related safety requirements of the trade.
• Ability to identify priority activities and assignments; foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; conscientious and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results.
• Show pride in work and in achievements; remain calm in stressful situations.
• Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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 informed and anticipate problems.
• Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
• Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

• 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 final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


High school or equivalent Trade School Diploma.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressive experience as a skilled craftsman in the field of general building maintenance, installation and repair of carpets, tiles and flooring, or a related area, is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other official UN language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified applicants may include a written/Technical test assessment, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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