U.S. Mission : Democratic Republic of Congo
Announcement Number : Kinshasa-2018-042
Position Title : Dispatcher
Opening Period : July 27 – August 10, 2018
Series/Grade : LES-1010-05
Salary : (USD) 0 – (USD) 0
For More Info : Human Resources Office
498 Ave Lukusa, Kinshasa/Gombe
E-mail Address: HRjobsKinshasa@state.gov
Who May Apply : Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies.
For USEFM – FP is 09. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required : Public Trust-Background Investigation.
Duration Appointment : Indefinite.
Marketing Statement : We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas
Employees : https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of- Overseas-Employees.pdf before you apply.
Summary : The U.S. Mission in Kinshasa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Dispatcher in the Motor Pool section.
The work schedule for this position is full time (45 hours per week).
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of
receipt of agency clearances or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: Yes.
Duties: Under the general supervision of the Supervisory Dispatcher, incumbent serves as Dispatcher
and is responsible for control of scheduling the use of Post’s vehicles.Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.
EXPERIENCE: One year of motor pool work is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be knowledgeable of local traffic patterns, vehicle operation and time required
to drive from different sections of the city to the Embassy complex.
LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) English – speaking, reading, writing, Level III (Good
Working Knowledge) French – speaking, reading, writing, and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Lingala
– speaking ability is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Possession of a Class B and C valid local driver’s license is required. Must be able to drive manual and automatic vehicles. Must have the ability to organize trip and work schedules.
Must be able to use computer systems for properly processing trip requests and trip tickets in ILMS.
Knowledge of basic MS office package (Word and Excel) is required.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security
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.
Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country
Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kinshasa 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.
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”), 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 https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security certification.
1. Applicants must submit to HRjobsKinshasa@state.gov a Universal Application for Employment (DS-
174) which is available at ( https://cd.edit.usembassy.gov/wp-
content/uploads/sites/160/DS174.pdf ), or
2. Apply electronically thru the Mission internet site
https://cd/usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/job-opportunities/ by clicking “Apply online” under
the ERA logo.
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Secondary school diploma
- SF-50 (if applicable)
What to Expect Next: 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 Kinshasa.