U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Chauffeur Jobs in South Africa

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Chauffeur Jobs in South Africa

Announcement Number

Hiring Agency
Consulate General Durban

Position Title
Chauffeur - All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period
09/13/2022 - 09/27/2022


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

Maintains vehicle in a clean and serviceable condition, to include cleaning the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

Performs basic vehicle inspection in accordance with established schedules and policies.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • At least three (3) years of professional driving experience is required.

  • Must have a good working knowledge of the city and its environs, including driving routes and traffic patterns.

  • Must be familiar with the location of hospitals, police and fire stations within the city and its immediate surroundings.

    Education Requirements

    Completion of high school education is required.

  • English level II (Limited 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.


    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 South Africa 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*


  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


    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.

    How to Apply

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

    Required Documents

    Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Driver’s License

  • 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.

    For more information and job application details, see: ( U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Chauffeur Jobs in South Africa)

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