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12 Jul 2016

Full-Time Guard Driver – Open Job at U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy – Posted by AddisJobs Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Job Description

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Job Opportunities at U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The U.S. Mission Addis Ababa is seeking an individual for employment in country for the position of Guard Driver in the Regional Security Office of the Embassy.


POSITION:               Guard Driver, FSN-04; FP-AA*

OPENING DATE:    July 12, 2016

CLOSING DATE:    July 26, 2016

WORK HOURS:      Full time (48 hours/week)

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

Ordinarily Resident (OR): Starting Salary – 7,376 USD per year

(Position Grade:  FSN-04)

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 employment in country for the position of Guard Driver in the Regional Security Office of the Embassy.


The Guard Driver serves as a member of the U.S. Embassy Local Guard Force (LGF) under the Regional Security Office (RSO).  Incumbent operates under the direct supervision of the Local Guard Force (LGF) Supervisor, performs security guard duties while serving as a driver for Local Guard Force (LGF) Shift Commander while on mobile patrol or responding to emergency situations.  Incumbent is also responsible for transporting LGF relief guards, RSO and Local Security Office personnel, and other individuals as directed by the RSO.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact (251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383)


NOTE:  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. Education:   Completion of Secondary School is required.

2. Experience:   At least 2 years work experience in driving passengers and cargo is required.

3. Language:     Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) of Amharic and English languages are required. (English language proficiency will be tested).

4. Skills and Abilities: Driving skill, must possess 3rd class Ethiopian driver’s license and have a good knowledge of Ethiopian traffic regulations.  (Driving test will be administered)

5. Knowledge:  A good knowledge of the city and alternate routes to Host Government ministries, agencies, diplomatic and international organizations. Good knowledge of roads to other cities.

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


When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFM/USEFMs) who are also a 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.


  1. AEFM/USEFM who is also a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran.
  2. AEFM/USEFM who is not a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran.
  3. FS on Leave Without Pay

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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:   Download Job Application Form  (PDF 176 KB)

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)
U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box: 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Preferred method of sending applications is by email.


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


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.

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