Job Opening

Posting Title: Heating, Ventilation and A/C Technician, TC6
Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 05 February 2018 - 06 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Facilities Management-DM OCSS-90550-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 position is located at the Heating, Ventilation and A/C Technician (HVAC) Shop , Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Unit, Plant Engineering Section (PES), Facilities management Service (FMS), Facilities and Commercial Services Division (FCSD), Office of Central Support Services, Department of Management. The incumbent reports directly to the Foreman of the Shop and also reports to the General Foreman of the Unit.


Under the direction of the General Foreman of the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Unit and the direct supervision of the Foreman of the HVAC shop, the HVAC Technician has the following duties and responsibilities:

-Provides on-site leadership to Journeymen and other junior technicians; supervises and instructs them in all phases of air conditioning system projects; follows through on work assignments in an independent manner from technical drawings and blue prints.
-Is responsible for installing, testing, and repairing all types of equipment used in HVAC industry.
-Works with various highly technical control instruments including fabricating, repairing, maintaining, and trouble shooting all types of problems in the control systems throughout the Headquarters complex.
-Monitors and all records work time and materials used on assigned work orders, conduct regular reviews of stock levels and initiates requisitions for replacements through the General Foreman as needed.
-Keeps the records of time and materials used on assignments and oversees the contractor's work to ensure the completion of the UN standards.
-Prepares requisitions for necessary materials, tools, hardware according to the blueprint specifications and rough drawings; and maintenance of machinery.
-Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Foreman and General Foreman or the Chief of Plant Engineering Section.


Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence in carpentry trade and its related functions; Understanding and good knowledge of the overall trade's technical language; ability to read and interpret blueprints and rough drawings; ability to use of hand and power tools pertaining to the trade; ability to identify priority activities and assignments, foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; is conscientious and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results.

Shows pride in work and in achievements; remains 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.

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 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.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent Trade School Diploma is required. Possession of a Chiller Plant Operator's license is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of experience in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trade is required.Experience as a supervisor is desirable. Experience with Building Management System, particularly Computerized HVAC Control Systems is desirable.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by 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) Test 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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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