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U.S. Embassy in Kenya Hiring Administrative Clerk/Chauffeur

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U.S. Embassy in Kenya Hiring Administrative Clerk/Chauffeur.

This position is in the American Embassy’s Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration requires advanced clerical and administrative support ability, driving proficiency and vehicle maintenance skills.

The incumbent performs a variety of clerical and administrative support duties to support all Transportation Security Staff including, but not limited to, typing and preparing correspondence, filing documents, answering telephone calls and taking messages, making appointments, escorting visitors to Transportation Security Administration offices, host government offices, other diplomatic missions and assisting with Transportation Security Administration events, briefings and conferences.

The incumbent drives vehicles to deliver and pick up persons (including the Regional Director, Africa Middle East, Administrative Management Specialist and other Transportation Security Administration staff from the region and headquarters and VIP visitors) and materials and ensures that the vehicles are maintained in top operating condition at all times.

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The incumbent will directly support or fill in for the Administrative Management Specialist with events and, or other substantive Transportation Security Administration work related to the regional office and other offices as may arise from time to time.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:

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Five years of commercial driving experience with B, C, E license including one year experience driving four-wheel vehicles is required. Must also have at least one year clerical/administrative support experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

Should have knowledge of various locations in Nairobi to include government office locations.

Education Requirements:

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Completion of secondary school is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: 

English: Level 3 – Good working knowledge; speaking, reading & writing.
Swahili: Level 2 – Limited knowledge; speaking, reading & writing.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Should have knowledge of basic auto mechanics, common safety practices with regard to vehicle operation and ability to ensure the safety of passengers.
Should have basic typing and clerical skills.
Should have basic computer knowledge to include Microsoft word, excel.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya 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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Kenyan Police Clearance Certificate.

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:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• High School Certificate
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Driver’s 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 Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline : 05/15/2024

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