Truck Drivers 5 Positions At U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Truck Drivers 5 Positions At U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Vacancy Details



Announcement Number:Nairobi-2023-073Hiring Agency: Embassy Nairobi Position Title: Truck Driver-Warehouse (5 positions) – All Interested Applicants Open Period:10/24/2023 – 11/07/2023 Format MM/DD/YYYY Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+3Series/Grade: LE – 1015 4Salary:(KES) KSh0/Per Year Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week Promotion Potential:LE-4Duty Location(s):5 Vacancy in

Nairobi, KETelework Eligible:NoFor More Info: HR Section


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FP is AA.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary periodMarketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.Summary:

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 number of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.Supervisory Position:NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed:No

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The incumbent provides driver services driving heavy trucks and material handling equipment in the transport and delivery of equipment, furniture and supplies, including loading and offloading of vehicles. Supervision is provided by Supply Clerk (Foreman) FSN-5.

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

Operates a variety of motor vehicles including large freight hauling trucks worth approximately 40,000 dollars in the pick- up, transport baggage during Codel Visits, furniture, supplies and in support of Mission operations in a safe manner.

Complies with all Department of State safety and security rules. Does not interfere with the operation of safety equipment, including the use of the Drive Cam system. Remains alert at all times providing necessary security for the vehicle.

Remains current and knowledgeable on Mission Policy for motor pool usage and reports any misuse of a vehicle by embassy personnel or co-workers. Monitors the local travel/driving environment, and takes action to avoid demonstrations, road construction or areas which could pose a danger to the travel of passengers, cargo, or vehicles. Is an occasional petty cash holder. (50% of time)

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Assists warehousemen in loading and offloading of vehicles and delivery as well as pick- up from offices and residences. (35% of time)

Performs daily inspection of assigned vehicle to ensure that the vehicle is clean in and outside, seatbelts are operational, and engine, radiator, brake, clutch and battery fluids are at recommended levels, and the vehicle is in good running condition.

Ensures that vehicle tools and spare tire are in operational condition in the vehicle. Performs minor preventive maintenance and safety checks on a daily basis and informs dispatcher or motor pool supervisor of discrepancies. Completes the daily OF-108 motor vehicle usage records for each assigned vehicle for those trips made. (15% of time)


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 supervisor.

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Qualifications and Evaluations



Two years’ experience driving heavy commercial transport trucks and/ or water trucks is required and must have a valid Kenyan driver’s license Class B, C, E.


• Must have good knowledge of Kenyan traffic laws and be familiar with traffic patterns in and around Nairobi.
• Must be knowledgeable on vehicles operations and maintenance procedures.
• Must have knowledge of radio operational procedures for responding to vehicles emergencies.
• Must know the locations of hospitals, police stations, and foreign missions.Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.



Level III (Good Working Knowledge) writing, reading, speaking in English is required.

Level II (Limited knowledge; written & spoken) Kiswahili writing, reading, speaking in Kiswahili is required.


  • Must have a Kenyan driver’s license for the operations of heavy trucks. Valid Kenyan Heavy commercial driving license plus have the following additional classifications B,C,E. required
  • Must demonstrate by road tests at the time of interview, skills in handling vehicles and the ability to drive defensively.
  • Must have superior driving skills in operating large vehicles to avoid accidents and personal injuries in a congested and dangerous urban environment.
  • Must have a record of accident-free driving in Kenya for at least 3 years.
  • Ability to communicate using radio/cell phone and provide emergency first aid.
  • Must be in good physical condition with eyesight correctable to 20/20, pass a comprehensive background investigation and medical exam.
  • Must be able to lift heavy materials upt o 25kgs for short periods of time while loading and unloading.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Basic typing skill is required.
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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.

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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.


  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”), 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.

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** 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.


1. Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
2. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
3. The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local 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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Driver’s License
  • High school certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 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.


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