Chauffeur position for Defense Attaché Office (DAO) (40 hours per week)


Announcement Number: HANOI-2020-14

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi

Position Title: Chauffeur – All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 02/14/2020 – 03/06/2020Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7

Series/Grade: LE – 1015 3

Salary: USD $7,292

Work Schedule: Full-time – Mon through Fri 40 hours/week

Promotion Potential: LE-3

Duty Location(s): 1 in Hanoi, VM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

HR Section
84-24-3850-5000 ext. 5126



Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is FP-BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Open to: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing 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 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within 90 days of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: 25% or less

On occasion, jobholder may have to travel with DAO personnel to locations outside of capitol city.



Incumbent of this position will supervise the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) motor pool and is responsible for upkeep, maintenance, records, and operation of all DAO vehicles.  S/he will dispatch and coordinate transportation requirements, and chauffeurs DAO personnel and designated official DoD visitors as required.  The incumbent will serve as first tier of security/force protection for DAO or other designated personnel during DAO transportation operations.  The incumbent will manage and oversee over $300,000 of DAO property.   S/he will work 40 hours per week.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least 3 years of driving experience as a professional driver is required.


  • Must be knowledgeable of DAO, Embassy, host nation government and U.S. government hierarchy for appropriate protocol during transportation operations.
  • Must be very knowledgeable of host nation roads, transportation network, driving, and safety conditions at all times.
  • Must know and be current on security issues throughout the country when conducting vehicle operations.

Education Requirements:

High School Graduate (grade 12) or equivalent is required.



Level 2 (limited knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)

Level 3 (Good Working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.



– Must possess a valid Vietnamese driver’s license for passenger vehicles (Vietnamese category D driver’s license or higher).

– Must have the ability to work independently and organize priorities.

-Must have physically able to drive day or night.

– Must be able to prepare and present briefings to groups of 10-20 VIPs on short notice.


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


Agency Benefits:

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


** 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

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local security or Public trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site.

Note: The Embassy Human Resources Office is unable to acknowledge the receipt of your documents due to the high volume of applications received. If you do not receive a notification email from ERA within four weeks of the vacancy announcement’s closing day, it is likely that you did not qualify for the position or did not submit a complete package.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if you are AEFM / USEFM)
  • Vietnamese ID
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If you are not Vietnamese Citizen)
  • 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 interest in working for the Embassy of the United States of America in Vietnam. To apply, please visit our ERA site:

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.

More Information and Application Details

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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