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Chauffeur The U.S. EMBASSY is hiring. Apply now


Chauffeur

Announcement Number: Pretoria-2023-060. Agency: Embassy of Pretoria

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Position Title: Chauffeur

Duties

The Chauffeur is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of passengers and/or cargo to their designated destinations, following designated routes and schedules. The Chauffeur must be familiar with local traffic laws and regulations as well as the rules and regulations of the U.S. Government. Works as a messenger as directed.

Chauffeur Responsibilities: 80%

  • Drives safely and courteously, ensuring that all passengers arrive at their destination in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures that the vehicle is always in a safe and roadworthy condition, in line with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Ensures all vehicle maintenance is up to date and that any necessary repairs are made in a timely manner.
  • Prepare trip reports, vehicle use, and fuel logs. Estimated fuel consumption for trips.
  • Safeguards U.S. Government property.
  • May drive armored vehicles, as needed.
    • Messengers’ Responsibilities: 20%
    This role requires a responsible and reliable individual who can be trusted to handle money and government credit cards with accuracy and integrity. They must also demonstrate excellent customer service skills and be able to provide support for the Ambassador or DCM in the absence of their regular chauffeurs. The individual must possess sound judgment and adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, making sure that all financial transactions are managed properly and that the Ambassador or DCM is provided with safe and reliable transportation services. They should also be knowledgeable about local transportation options and have experience with diplomatic protocol.

Qualifications and evaluations

EXPERIENCE: 3 years

JOB KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Knowing the city and its environs helps the employee navigate the traffic, find the best and most efficient routes, and be aware of any potential hazards or delays that could affect their job performance. Without this knowledge, the employee may not be able to anticipate traffic delays, or which route is the most efficient or safest. This could lead to longer travel times and lower job performance due to fatigue or unsafe driving conditions.
  • Knowledge of hospitals, police, and fire station locations. This knowledge is especially important in emergency situations. For example, if a customer is having a medical emergency, knowing where the nearest hospital is can help the employee get the customer there quickly. Knowing the locations of police and fire stations can also help the employee respond quickly to any potential security risks.

Education Requirements: High school
LANGUAGE:

  • ENGLISH

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must hold a valid Code 10 driver’s license and a Public Driver’s Permit (PDP).
  • Operates level C or D armored vehicles with defensive driving skills.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. mission is to ensure that all potential employees are evaluated solely on their merit and qualifications, and are not discriminated against based on any of the protected characteristics. This is a policy that has been established to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity to be hired for positions and to be treated fairly while in those positions.

All applicants:
• Residency and/or a Work Permit
• Driver’s license

Apply here>> https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?_ref=mmjxwjfnpt0&returnToSearch=true&jnum=48463&orgId=29


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