USA Embassy Addis Ababa Job Vacancy, September 12, 2022

Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FP is AA. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
• Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs
Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary periodMarketing Statement:

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

The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffer (Marine Security Guard) position.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time (48 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.Supervisory Position: NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed: NoTravel Required: Not Required

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Under the direct supervision of Marine Gunny, incumbent operates a variety of armored and non-armored motor vehicles to transport Mission personnel, 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(s) serves as chauffeur for the Marine Security Guards, driving for the Marines.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years experience in driving a passenger or cargo vehicle is required

Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under “Other Document 1 or 2”
Education Requirements:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

EDUCATION: Completion of Secondary School is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under “High School Diploma or equivalent” Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required.

                Level 2 (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.

              (You are required to pass the English Placement Test (EPT) that is conducted by the Human Resources Office).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Very good defensive driving skills. Must have a valid 3rd class driver’s license . The ability to work on a rotational shift schedule is required. Must be able to drive carefully and cautiously in the heavy and chaotic traffic. Ability to communicate clearly on the phone and/or by radio and follow instructions. The ability to recognize hazards or potentially dangerous situations and take appropriate defensive actions is required. Good knowledge of the use of defensive security equipment (This will be tested).

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.

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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 Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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 the 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.

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How to Apply
How 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. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site. Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested completion of High/Secondary school is required. As verification of educational requirements by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the 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)
Passport copy (if applicable)
High/Secondary school certificate (required)
Work experience Copy (Required)
Driver’s License (Required)
Certificate or License (if applicable)
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 or phone.

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 Addis Ababa/Ethiopia.


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