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Vacancy - Driver (VA 06-11)

May 06, 2011

Open To: All interested candidates

Position: Driver

Opening Date: May 06, 2011

Closing Date: May 20, 2011

Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week

Salary: For persons Ordinarily Resident (OR*) in Lesotho: M 49, 926.00, per year (R4, 160.50/month) starting salary, including allowances (position grade FSN-03).

Applicants ordinarily resident (*or) in Lesotho must have Lesotho work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration

The American Embassy in Maseru is seeking candidates for employment as the Driver in the General Services Section.

Basic Function of this Position

Drives passenger vehicles and truck.  Performs chauffeur duties for visitors and Embassy personnel.  Performs messenger, customs and mailroom duties.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available from the Embassy's Human Resources Office, extension 4160/4217.

Qualifications Required

Note: Items 1-5 are are required. All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  1. Education: Completion of Secondary School is required.
  2. Experience:  The Chauffeur shall meet the minimum age (25), experience (2 years professional experience for chauffeurs, 5 years as a licensed driver.
  3. Language: Minimum Level 2 English for speaking/reading.
  4. Knowledge: Must be familiar with local traffic laws.  Low level office clerical experience is required.
  5. Abilities and skills: Must have a valid driver's license appropriate to vehicle (s) operated. Must know how to operate photocopy machine.

Selection Process

When fully qualified, U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate addresses the required qualifications above in the application.  A USEFM does not have to be residing in Lesotho to be considered, but the sponsoring officer must be officially assigned to post.

Additional Selection Criteria

  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of "needs improvement" or "unsatisfactory" on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  4. Currently employed U.S. citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  5. Current "not ordinarily resident employees"  hired under a Personal Services Agreement are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

To Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application through the following email address or it will not be considered:

  • 1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Or
  • 2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B);
  • 3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAS along with a listing of the applicant's work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
  • 4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
  • 5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit Application To:

Human Resource Office
Attention: Human Resource Assistant
P.O. Box 333
Maseru 100

Point of Contact

Human Resources Assistant Tsepang Mohale/Nkone Malefane or Management Officer Michael Warren

Telephone: 22-312-666 (ext 4160/4217)

Fax: 22-310-116

Closing Date for This Position:

May 20, 2011

The U.S. Mission in Maseru provides 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 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.