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Vacancy Announcement for the position of Dispatcher
January 28, 2019

U.S. Mission                                      Chad

Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2019-01-R

Position Title:                                    Dispatcher

Opening Period:                               January 23, 2019 – February 05, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   1010/FSN-4

Salary:                                                  (USD) 25,871-(FCFA) 6,682,293

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub

Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point de Chagoua,
N’Djamena, Chad

Who May Apply:                              For USEFM – FP-AA is $25,871. Actual FP-AA salary determined by Washington D.C.

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Non-Sensitive; Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:

Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

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

Summary: The U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Dispatcher in Facility Maintenance Section.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (54 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  Yes

Duties:  Incumbent acts as the Dispatcher to the Motor pool of GSO at U.S. Mission in N’Djamena, Chad. S/he is supervised by the motor pool supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of Secondary School is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum two years previous driving and administrative work experience are required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have a good knowledge of automotive vehicle operation, safety, and a general knowledge of automotive maintenance. S/he must have a local valid driver’s license. S/he must have planning skills and a good knowledge of Chadian roads.


LANGUAGE:  Level II (Rudimentary knowledge-written, understanding, reading and spoken) English and level IV (Limited knowledge-written, understanding, reading and spoken) French are required (this may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  S/he must have ability to organize trip and work schedules.  S/he must be able to negotiate effectively conflicting desires or request chauffeurs to change in trip or work schedules.

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

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 N’Djamena, Chad 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*

(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/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Non-Sensitive; Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position:

To apply please follow the directions on the following website: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?jnum=4117&orgId=75

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 N’Djamena, Chad.