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Hiring Organization U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Australia
Post Name Chauffeur
Qualification High School Education
Industry Government
Employment Type Part Time 
Work Hours 4 Hours
Salary AUD 62391 To AUD 64000 Per Year
Job Location Type Work From Home

Job Description

The incumbent operates safely an armored vehicle to transport the Chief of Mission (COM), Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), Consul General (CG), and/or Principal Officer (PO) within the city and the surrounding areas.

Acts as an observer and prevents unauthorized access to the vehicle and the surrounding area while waiting to pick up the Consul General and VIPs.

Analyses the daily appointment schedule, ensuring familiarity with both a primary and alternate route to the destination, as well as potential security concerns at the destination.

Serves as a special messenger in delivering documents or invitations or in completing other various errands for the Consul General or Management Officer. Ensures that the vehicle is in clean and serviceable condition and performs minor preventive maintenance.

Completes daily trip tickets after vehicle inspection. Prepares accident and vehicle reports, trip logs, and travel documents. Records miles driven daily.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • At least three years of full-time professional driving experience are required. Completion of high school education (Year 10) is required.
  • English, Good Working Knowledge in Speaking/Reading/Writing is required. This may be tested.
  • Must have a valid, current driver’s license for the class of vehicle(s) assigned or authorized to drive and have held a driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.

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.

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

Benefits and Other Info

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOUs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Melbourne may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For Eligible Family Members (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 Human Resource Office.

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 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.

Hiring Preference Order

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • 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.

How to Apply

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Sensitive BUT Unclassified security clearance. All applicants must apply through the Mission Website.

In order to be eligible and qualified, you MUST submit the requested documents as detailed below i.e. certificate/orders/diploma/transcripts/work permits or license as verification by the closing date of this announcement.

If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

All Applicants – Documents Required 

  • Evidence of required education (i.e. Certificates/Transcripts/Degrees)
  • Proof of Citizenship (i.e. Passport/Birth Certificate)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Valid Driver’s License

FOR U.S EFM the following must also be provided with the above documents

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport
  • DD-214 Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps

  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working with the U.S. Mission in Melbourne.

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

  • If you would like more information on this position including a position description you may contact the Human Resources Office.

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