Job Openings at the Embassy

Announcement Number: BISSAU-2021-001

Hiring Agency: Bissau Liaison Office

Position Title: Chauffeur (All interested applicants)

Open Period: 06/08/2021 – 06/22/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE – 1015 3

Salary: XOF CFA8,269,295

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours

Promotion Potential : LE-3

Duty Location(s) : Bissau, PU

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

221 33 8794000

DakarRecruitment@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:

• Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Bissau is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Duties: 

The incumbent operates safely and efficiently an unarmored U.S. Government-owned or leased motor vehicle to transport passengers and/or cargo. He/she works as messenger as directed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  At least three years of professional driving experience is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of primary education is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: (This may be tested)

English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

Creole level III (Good Working Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must hold a valid driver’s license.  Must have the ability to read maps and plan driving routes.  Must have good verbal communication skills, and an ability to handle all persons with professionalism and discretion. Must be able to perform basic vehicle inspection and must possess intermediate level automotive maintenance skills.  Must have basic computer skills to maintain reports and for communication purposes.

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.

Agency Benefits:

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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

To apply, click on the “Apply to This Vacancy” tab at the top of the announcement, create an account, Select the Announcement Number Bissau-2021- 001, Chauffeur and Complete the online application.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if applicable)

Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

Driver’s License

Certificate: Completion of primary education

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Bissau.