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Embassy of United States of America

Embassy of United States of America


Position: Truck Driver
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Salary: $8,610/Per Year
Posted date: 5 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


Hiring Path:  Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM - FP is AA. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Truck Driver.

The work schedule for this position is: Full-time (48 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


  • Under direct supervision of the Assistant Facility Manager, the incumbent operates heavy trucks, water trucks, fuel truck light vehicles, and forklifts in the transport, placement, delivery and physical organization of the Embassy’s operation. As well as other official duties as assigned.
  • Drives USG trucks transporting water, fuel and goods between the Embassy compound, Embassy warehouse and various Embassy residences within Addis Ababa
  • Ensures preventive maintenance is kept up to date on assigned vehicles as necessary   
  • Often handles other duties as assigned.
  • Provides backup driving services for FAC section light vehicle

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: Three years of heavy truck driving, of which two to include forklift operation, is required

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "High School Diploma or equivalent"



  • English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. (This may be tested)
  •  Amharic Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)     

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be professionally skilled at handling trucks with liquid (water & fuel) and forklifts.
  • Must have the ability to follow instructions carefully, identify potential problems and advise supervisor, with a minimum of supervision to provide the most efficient service.
  • Must have valid 5th-grade driver's license is required and must have had a valid driver's license for a minimum of five (5) years, a very good knowledge of the roads and traffic patterns of Addis Ababa and basic industry knowledge of protecting/transporting/loading/unloading, water & fuel via truck and via forklift. (These may be tested) 

Note: Please upload 5th grade driving license copies under "Driver's License"

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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • 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 the 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.