ChauffeurTransportation & Logistics

U.S. Embassy in Jamaica

U.S. Mission                                   U.S. Embassy/Kingston


Announcement Number:            Kingston-2019- V034


Position Title:                                Chauffeur


Opening Period:                            July 10, 2019 July 24, 2019


Series/Grade:                                LE 1015 3 / FP-BB*


Salary:                                             (J$)1,442,493 / (US$)23,368*


For LE LCP is (J$) 1,442,493 (includes basic salary, bonus and allowances).


*Final grade/step for FP (US$) will be determined by Washington


For More Info:                               E-mail Address: or call 702-6150



Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants / All Sources



Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification, Non-Sensitive/Public Trust Duration 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 you apply.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur in the Motor Pool section of the General Services Office (GSO).


The work schedule for this position is:

•            Full Time (number of hours per week e.g. 40 hours per week)




Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (four weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


Supervisory Position:  No

Duties: The incumbent is required to perform chauffeur duties in a State Department supplied Motor Pool vehicle in a safe and efficient manner; transport Embassy personnel and officials to various locations in Kingston city and environs plus other locations throughout Jamaica as officially requested and assigned by the Motor Pool Supervisor.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary school is required.






EXPERIENCE:  At least three years of professional driving experience is required working with medium and full-sized vehicles, small trucks, and passenger vans.


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Incumbent should have an excellent knowledge of Jamaican traffic regulations and laws, and basic knowledge of computers is required.




LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIESMust be the holder of a valid General Drivers' License with a minimum of three years driving experience and a good traffic record. Must be able to drive vehicles of varying sizes. Must be able to effectively operate both standard and automatic vehicles.  This will be tested prior to final selection.


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.


Benefits: 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.




1. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.


2.  Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.  This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.


3. **Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered

eligible to apply for this position.


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  Employment Definitions


How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public

Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) DS-174


To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below.


Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


•            DS-174

•            Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if applicable)

•            Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

•            Passport copy (if applicable)

•            Degree (not transcript)

•            Language Scores (if applicable/available)

•            DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if


•            SF-50 (if applicable)

•            List of references

Where To Apply:


Human Resources Office:            Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:                           142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6

FAX Number:                                  702-6347

E-mail Address:                     



What to Expect Next:  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.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica.


9 Days Left to Apply

Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Private Sector

  • Category: Transportation & Logistics

  • Posted On: Jul 12, 2019

  • Deadline: Jul 26, 2019