Job Opportunities

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-2023-002

Position Title:                        Chauffeur

Opening Period:                    January 18, 2023 – February 1, 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 two eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

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

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Three years of professional driving experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: 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.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  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. Operates level C or D armored vehicle with defensive driving skills.

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.

Other information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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:

https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

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:

  • High school certificate is required.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • DD-214 and supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (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.