The Human Resources (HR) Office in at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone manages the Employment Program for all agencies represented in the Mission, including jobs located in Selebi Phikwe and Gaborone.
The HR Office uses Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA), to advertise its positions. At this site you will find a list of U.S. Embassy’s vacant positions and instructions to log on and apply. Candidates interested in applying for these positions must apply via the ERA site and follow the application instructions to submit an application. See introduction to ERA on YouTube. Please also refer to the Applicant User Manual (PDF 2.1MB) for more guidelines.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The U.S. Mission in Botswana 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 U.S. Government also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
U.S. Mission Botswana
Announcement Number: Gaborone-2023-010
Position Title: Chauffeur (MSG)
Opening Period: May 10, 2023 – May 24, 2023
Series/Grade: 1015; FSN -3/FP-BB
Salary: P96,439, per annum
For More Info: Human Resources Office: (Maureen Ferguson)
Telephone: 3953982, ext-2420
Who May Apply: All Interested Candidates/All sources
Open to: All Interested Candidates/All sources
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration of Appointment: Indefinite
Marketing Statement: We encourage applicants to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees at https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees before applying.
The U.S. Mission in Gaborone, Botswana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur (MSG).
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time – 40 hours per week. The position may be subject to overtime work, which will be accordingly compensated.
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or his/her candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: Operates a passenger motor vehicle (unarmored and armored) and or light truck in accordance with the Detachment Commanders instructions to transport Marine Security Guards, official visitors and guests within the city and surrounding areas. Performs shift work and may be required to work odd hours, including local and U.S. holidays. 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. Reports major vehicle faults for repairs. Prepares trip reports, vehicle use and fuel logs. Estimates fuel consumption for trips. Safeguards U.S. Government property and uses U.S. Government resources efficiently, including the fuel-efficient operation of vehicles.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: Senior Secondary School is required.
EXPERIENCE: Four years of professional driving experience required
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have good working knowledge of the city and its environs, including driving routes and traffic patterns. Must know locations of major streets, hospitals, police and fire stations within the city and its immediate surroundings.
LANGUAGE: Level II (Limited knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.
Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking of Setswana is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a valid Class B driver’s license to drive an armored and unarmored vehicle and or light truck. The job holder must have held a driver’s license for at least five years. Must have the ability to read maps and plan driving routes. Good verbal communication skills and ability to handle all persons with professionalism and discretion. Must be able to perform basic vehicle inspection and automotive maintenance skills. Must have basic computer skills to maintain reports and for communication purposes (MS Outlook).
Qualifications: Local prescriptive privileges must be acquired. 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.
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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:
(1) Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) / U.S. Citizen EFM (USEFM) who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) Foreign Service (FS) on Leave With Out Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (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 U.S. 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:
How to Apply: The HR Office uses
https://bw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ to advertise its positions. This site has a list of U.S. Embassy’s vacant positions and instructions to log on and apply. Candidates interested in applying for these positions must apply via the https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/bwa/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms site and follow the application instructions to submit an application.
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with the application:
- Senior Secondary School is required.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Valid driver’s license
- SF-50 (if applicable)
- DD-214 and supporting documentation (if applicable)
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test (if applicable), 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 HR Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Gaborone, Botswana.