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The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Driver Clerk

U.S. MissionAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Announcement Number:Addis Ababa-2018-41
Position Title:Driver Clerk
Opening Period:November 27, 2018 – December 10, 2018
Series/Grade:LE- 1015, FSN-04
Salary:(USD) 8,184 – (USD) 14,724 per year

FP is AA.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:Human Resources Office:  or by

Phone: 251-11-130-60-00 Ext: 6383

Who May Apply:All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:Local Security Certification or a Public Trust Security Clearance will be required if offered the job. No security clearance information is necessary at the time of application
Duration of Appointment:Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement:We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before apply.


Summary:The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Driver Clerk
Work schedule:  Full Time – 48 hours per week
Start Date:Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end
Supervisory Position:No
Duties:Under direct supervision of the Administrative Assistant (de facto dispatcher), the incumbent will safely operate vehicles owned by the Office Legal Attaché to efficiently and comfortably transport Legate staff.  The incumbent is expected to know the best routes to meetings and other locations routinely visited by Legate staff.  The incumbent is expected to assist visitors with logistical arrangements in order to make their temporary assignment productive.  The incumbent will be supervised by the Administrative Assistant.  The incumbent will not supervise any subordinate staff.


Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of secondary school is required.


Prior Work Experience:  Minimum of three years of professional driving experience as a chauffeur of passenger vehicles of which one year must be experience in transporting American Diplomatic staff.

  1. Post Entry Training:  Defensive, Smith and Safe Driving Courses will be required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have knowledge of various locations in Addis Ababa to include, but not limited to, locations for the Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP) and EFP procedures for entry and exit, and security. Should have knowledge of basic auto mechanics, common safety of passengers.


LANGUAGE:  English and Amharic language Level 4 (fluent) in reading/writing/speaking is required. (English Language will be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to receive with courtesy and skill Americans at all levels, including senior officials required. Good working skill in operating commonly used smart phone applications including SMS, email, and peer-to-peer messaging and calendar.  Should be able to assist TDY personnel in accommodating and adjusting to Addis Ababa. Ability to drive vehicle equipped with either standard or automatic transmissions required. Must possess a current and valid minimum Grade III Ethiopian driver’s license. Excellent driving skills and basic knowledge of automobile repair and maintenance required. Basic computer and typing skills is required. (This may be tested)

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

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.

If an applicant with a disability needs assistance with the application and/or hiring process, including any applicable tests or interview, please contact:
Phone: +251111306184


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 could 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.


(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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:

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