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U.S Consulate General Job Karachi, Chauffeur (Security)

U.S Consulate General Job Karachi, Chauffeur (Security)

The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi is seeking an individual for the position of Chauffeur (Security) in the Executive Office.

Position: Chauffeur (Security), FSN-5, FP-9.

Basic Function of Position:
The incumbent drives Fully/Partially armored vehicles. Incumbent will drive the Principal Officer’s follow car which will include the Principal Officer’s (PO) numerous armed bodyguards to escort the PO vehicle to all appointments and social events in Karachi and to all destinations in Sindh and Baluchistan as required. This position is an integral part of the PO’s protection team.  Uses alternative routes to avoid setting any regular driving pattern and practices sound security awareness to include surveillance detection and attack recognition. Focuses on constant awareness, judgment and reaction to formulate a defensive/counter-terrorist driving posture. Due to the security threats in Karachi, the follow car may have to become the vehicle for the PO.  In these occasions, the PO would switch vehicles and ride in the follow car.  The employee will be required to follow all the same procedures as a PO driver.  In these occasions the driver must be proficient with security driving techniques that are needed to protect the Principal’s vehicle. On occasion, drives VIP visitors on official business and on shopping and sightseeing tours in Karachi, works at all hours as needed.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Required:
1. Education: Completion of secondary school (10) years of education is required or eight years of education and two years of chauffeur experience is required.
2. Experience: Minimum five years of experience as a chauffeur is required.
3. Language: Level III (good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in Urdu is required.  This may be tested.
4. Knowledge: Thorough familiarity with Karachi streets, traffic regulations and local traffic patterns required as well as a general familiarity with routes throughout Sindh and Balochistan is required.
5. Abilities & Skills: Must possess a valid HTV Pakistani driver’s license for passenger vehicles and light and heavy weight truck vehicles. Should be able to demonstrate skill as a driver on city streets and desert or mountain roads. Must know basic vehicle maintenance procedures and be able to pass initial and recurrent training classes administered by DS personnel in defensive / counter- terrorist driving for critical threat posts.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

Selection Process: When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

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 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. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) 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.
6. Current employees who have voluntarily been reassigned/promoted from one position to another are not eligible to apply for six months from the effective date of the reassignment/promotion.
7. Current employees who have received any job-related training are not eligible to apply in another section/agency for six months from the effective date of the training.
8. U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.
9. The selected candidates are required to pass a yearly medical test in order to be considered for an extension to the agreement. Failing this test may result in removal from driver duties.

To Apply: Interested candidates for this position must submit their completed DS-174 (Application for Employment) or a current resume or curriculum vita that provides the same information found on the DS-174 (see Appendix B) by Email at: pakjobs@state.gov. The Vacancy Announcement Number must be mentioned in the subject line of the email.  Applicants are encouraged to submit the DS-174.  However, applicants who submit both a DS-174 and a resume will not be considered.

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.

Incomplete applications or submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.  Please do not attach any documents at this stage; you will be informed when your documents are required. Only those candidates meeting all the requirements will be contacted for a test/interview. To review all advertised positions, please visit Embassy Website: http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/employment_opportunities.html.

Closing Date for this Position: June 10, 2015.

The U.S. Mission in Pakistan 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 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.