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Chauffeur, FSN-03; FP-BB


OPEN TO:                  All Interested Candidates

POSITION:                Chauffeur, FSN-03; FP-BB  

OPENING DATE:      October 29, 2014

CLOSING DATE:      November 12, 2014

WORK HOURS:        Full-time; 48 hours/week

SALARY:                   *Not-Ordinarily Resident: FP-BB (Starting salary to be determined by Washington)
*Ordinarily Resident:  Position Grade: FSN – 03 (Starting Salary)

NOTE:   For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local currency using the established exchange rate.


The U.S. Mission Addis Ababa is seeking an individual for the position of Chauffeur in the Facility Section of the Embassy.


Under direct supervision of the maintenance supervisor, provide facility driver services to Embassy maintenance mechanics and other Facility personnel. As well as other official duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. Operates motor vehicles in a safe secure manner at all time, obeying local traffic laws and patterns. Responsible for maintaining all FAC vehicles at maximum operating condition at all times and requesting repairs as needed. Contact (251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383)


NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Supporting documentations (e.g., letters of employment, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above should also be submitted.

1. Required Education:  Completion of Secondary School is required. One year of experience in the specified field will be equivalent to one year of education.

2. Required Experience:  Two years of passenger and light cargo vehicle experience with manual and automatic transmissions is required.

3. Language Requirement: Level III (Good working knowledge) of Amharic and English language is required (English language proficiency will be tested). 

4. Knowledge: An excellent knowledge of Addis Ababa roads is required, including awareness of main and alternate routes to all Government and diplomatic offices; must have accurate and up-to-date knowledge of local traffic laws and patterns is required.

5. Skills and Abilities: Must possess a current and valid minimum Grade III Ethiopian driver’s license; must possess substantial defensive driving skills; must be skilled at handling light duty trucks and carryalls is required.


When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

4. Currently employed Not Ordinarily Residents hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the Universal Application for Employment along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans’ preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans’ preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g., letters of employment; essays, certificates, awards; driving license; and copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
H. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
I. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
J. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
K. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type 
L. Days available to work
M. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S.  Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
N. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
O. Education
P. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
Q. Language Skills
R. Work Experience
S. References

U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box: 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  

Human Resources Office
Telephone: 251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383
FAX: 251-11-124-24-03


1. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member: For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, a USEFM is an individual who meets the following criteria:

1. U.S. citizen; and
2. The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is an unmarried child 18 to 20 years old; and
3. Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 , of the sponsoring employee, (i.e., a  direct-hire FS, CS, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under Chief Of Mission authority and either:
a) Resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
b) Resides at an involuntary separate maintenance allowance (ISMA) location. (The individual will not be listed on the sponsoring officer’s travel orders, but will have a Form SF-1190, processed authorizing ISMA.)

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The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.