Announcement Number: Gaborone -2024-014
Hiring Agency: Embassy Gaborone
Position Title: Chauffeur (MSG) (All interested Applicants/All Sources)
Open Period:04/26/2024 – 05/10/2024
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+2
Series/Grade: LE – 1015 3
Salary: BWP P96,439 /Per Year
Work Schedule: Full-time – • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Promotion Potential: LE-4
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Gaborone, BC
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
HR Section
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is XX. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
• 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.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time 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

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.

Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the Agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Four years of professional driving experience is required.


Must have good working knowledge of the city and its environs, including driving routes and traffic patterns. Must know locations of major street’s, hospitals, police and fire stations within the city and its immediate surroundings.

Education Requirements:
Completion of Senior Secondary School is required.

Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.


English Level II (Limited Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

Setswana Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


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).

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 (insert post and/or country name) 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.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

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:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

· Secondary School Certificate

· Curriculum Vitae

· Copy of Drivers License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

• Passport copy

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

SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:
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 Gaborone, Botswana.

Closing date: May 10, 2024