The American Embassy in Kathmandu is seeking an individual for the position of Chauffeur (Guard).
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The
“Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.
POSITION: Chauffeur (Guard); FSN-3, FP-BB
OPENING DATE: April 11, 2016
CLOSING DATE: April 25, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 48 hours/week
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition)
MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
The incumbent is primarily responsible for the operation and basic maintenance of Guard Force vehicles, and transporting guard force personnel and general logistics. The incumbent performs general guard duties when not operating a vehicle.
NOTE: Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Successful completion of primary school (Grade 5) is required.
2. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one year of work experience as a driver is required. At least
3 months experience as a security guard in police, military, embassies or commercial security services is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level II (Limited Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading Nepali is required. English Language ability will be tested.
4. KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of Kathmandu and its surrounding areas is required. Thorough knowledge of local traffic laws and regulations is required.
5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to follow orders and exercise sound judgment in recognizing, reporting, and acting on incidents is required. The ability to work for prolonged periods of time outdoors in inclement weather in exposed or semi-exposed posts is required. The ability to pass a driving test is required.
6. A valid Nepali driver’s license, Class “B” (Car, Jeep, and Delivery Van) is required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, 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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website at http://nepal.usembassy.gov/about_the_embassy/job-opportunities.html or by contacting Human Resources Office at the Embassy.
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. copies of education certificates, transcripts, degrees, awards etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
E-mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org (write “Application for Chauffeur (Guard) in the Subject Line)
Human Resources Office
G.P.O. Box 295
(Please clearly mark your envelope as “Application for Chauffeur (Guard))
The mission of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal is to assist Nepal’s development as a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic nation that contributes positively to regional stability. In pursuit of this goal, the United States encourages multi-party democracy, including respect for human rights and the rule of law, and sustainable, market-oriented, and private-sector-led economic development.