Chauffeur at The U.S. Embassy, Abuja

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The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Chauffeur – All Interested Candidates

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-070
Location: Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 1015 4
Appointment Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-4

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
    • For USEFM – FP is AA.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 75% or less The chauffer drives Mission Nigeria officials and visitors both in Abuja and in other states as required following procedures of defensive driving techniques and safety regulations.
  • 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.

Duties

  • Under the direct supervision of Marine Gunny, incumbent operates a variety of armor and non-armored motor vehicles to transport Mission personnel, including, including VIP visitors, TDY staff, delegations and field trips.
  • 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 Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General. This is not a supervisory position.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years professional driving experience is required.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School or a high school diploma 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. 

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in the language(s) listed.

Language:  

  • Limited knowledge, reading / speaking / writing of English Language. Limited knowledge reading / speaking / writing of any local language is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a valid Nigerian Class B or D driver’s license. 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. 

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.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, 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.

Other Information:

  • 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 **

Important

  • 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.

Marketing Statement:

Salary
USD $26,915 (NGN3,889,576) Annually.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  16th July, 2021

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position, click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.

Required Documents:

Next Steps:

  • 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.
  • For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
  • For More Info: HR Section – 09-461-4000; [email protected]

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