Chauffeur (Re-advertised) at The US Embassy

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Chauffeur (Re-advertised)


OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/084

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 48 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 3; (Step 1- TZS 13,939,732 through step 13 TZS20,909,596 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- BB*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.


The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur in the General Services Section – Motorpool Unit. 


Serves as a Chauffeur in the US Embassy motor pool with responsibility for seeing to the safety and comfort of passengers in transit, proper loading and unloading of vehicles, and security of cargo when assigned to drive truck. As required, act as a messenger in delivering invitations and other various documents.


1. Operates all terrain and passenger vehicles and flat-bed trucks. Performs routine duties and may act as a messenger in delivering documents or invitations to other embassies, government bodies or associated U.S. Agencies and may be assigned up-country trips. Must communicate in English on the radio in the vehicle as necessary. Must abide by motorpool and Drive Cam policy.

2. Responsible for safe operation and maintenance of Embassy vehicles assigned. Schedule and deliver vehicles to the garage for time-ups. Responsible for proper loading and unloading of vehicles, security of cargo, and safety of passengers on transit. Assist visitors and PCS at the airport when necessary.

3. Makes daily appropriate entries on trip tickets and record in ILMS Advises Motor pool supervisor of any vehicles defects in case of accident or damage, informs supervisor and prepares report within 24 hour.

All 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.

Completion of Secondary School is required.
Must have three years driving experience from private corporations or government agencies is required.
Level III (good working knowledge) in English and Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) is required. (This will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: 
Must be able to learn the proper operation of the Vehicle radios. Must have class C local driver's license appropriate to drive all types of vehicles and motorcycles is required. (This will be tested).
Job Knowledge: 
Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns. Should have thorough knowledge of roads and streets in Dar es Salaam. Must be familiar with simple auto mechanics is required.

SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible family Members (USEFMs) and/or 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 specially address the required applications above in their application.

1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.


Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
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.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (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.

HOW TO APPLY: applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE)(Form Ds-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human resources, or by collecting hard copy from Gate number 3 of the Embassy and
Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Copy of Passport, or, National ID, Resident/Work Permit.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s 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 the 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).


American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam

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(below compulsory retirement 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.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

SOURCE: The Guardian 9 May 2016
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