Vacant Job at U.S. Embassy for a Chauffeur
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position below:
Job Title: Chauffeur
Announcement Number: Abuja-2019-012
Series/Grade: LE – 1015 4
Promotion Potential: LE-4
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Basic Function of the Position
- The incumbent operates a variety of armored and non-armored motor vehicles to transport Mission Personnel, including VIP visitors, TDY staff, delegations and field trips.
- S/he performs routine preventive maintenance, cleaning of vehicle and completes trip ticket to notate each trip taken on their shift, including mileage, fuel, condition of vehicle, and passenger details.
- Incumbent may be required to drive the Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission, Country Director and VIPs from Atlanta.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- Experience: Minimum of 3 years professional driving experience is required
- Job Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of Abuja and other Nigeria cities, as well as good knowledge of automotive, mechanical, safety and maintenance practices i.e. checking fluids and tire pressure are required. Must be familiar with local traffic laws, traffic patterns, and locations of various government offices.
- Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School
- Level II (Limited knowledge) speaking/writing/reading in English. Level II (Limited knowledge) speaking/writing/reading any local language is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work on rotational shift schedule, as well as the ability to drive carefully and cautiously in heavy and chaotic traffic situations are required.
- Ability to recognize a hazardous or dangerous situation and take appropriate action is required.
- Ability to communicate clearly on phone and/or by radio and follow instruction.
- Must have a valid Nigerian Class B or D driver’s license.
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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria 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.
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.
Hiring Preference Order:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
- 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 (Pdf format).
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF) before you apply.
- NGN N3,599,599 – NGN N3,599,599.
- USD $25,871 – USD $25,871.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
- To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
- Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
- Secondary school certificate
- Driver’s License
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
- 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 Abuja, Nigeria.
Application Deadline: 22nd March, 2019.