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Chauffeur, FP-BB*/ FSN-03

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  07-2016

OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

POSITION:                Chauffeur, FP-BB*/ FSN-03

OPENING DATE:     February 2, 2016

CLOSING DATE:     February 17, 2016

WORK HOURS:       Full-time (48 hours/week)

SALARY:                  *Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-BB (Starting salary to be determined by Washington)

Ordinarily Resident (OR): Starting Salary – 5,860 USD per year                        

 (Position Grade:  FSN-03)

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

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

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

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Under direct supervision of the maintenance supervisor, the incumbent provides facility driver services to Embassy maintenance mechanics and other Facility personnel; 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; and is responsible for maintaining all FAC vehicles at maximum operating condition at all times and requesting repairs as needed.       

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Required Education: Completion of secondary school is required.
  2. Required Experience: A minimum of two years of passenger and light cargo vehicle experience with manual and automatic transmissions is required.
  3. Language Requirement: Level 3 (good working language) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Amharic is required.  English Language proficiency will be tested.
  4. Skills and Abilities: Incumbent 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. Must be able to tactfully interact with other persons in all situations.
  5. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov or by Phone: 251-11-130-60-00 Ext: 6383.

SELECTION PROCESS

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1)   USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

(2)   USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

(3)   FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and

2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veterans preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g. Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP)

WHERE TO APPLY:

U.S. Embassy

Human Resources Office

P.O. Box: 1014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Preferred method of sending applications is by email.

E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov

 

POINT OF CONTACT

Human Resources Office

Telephone: 251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383

E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov

FAX: 251-11-124-24-03

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  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.