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"Kampala-2020-031" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kampala
Position Title:
Assistant Motor Pool Supervisor
Open Period:
07/20/2020 - 07/24/2020


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1005 6
UGX Ush48,127,742
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 45 hours a week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Kampala, UG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    Current Employees of the Mission - This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM - All Agencies
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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.


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 authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Under the supervision of Motor Pool Supervisor, the incumbent oversees 62 employees in the Motor Pool unit.  Plans, directs, and coordinates the use and maintenance of motor vehicles and assignment of chauffeurs to provide efficient and safe transportation services to post personnel and official visitors.

Motor Pool Schedule 50%

The Incumbent helps plan, direct and coordinate motor vehicle operations for the entire Mission.  Spot checks motor pool and takes necessary action to maintain and improve efficiency of operations. Plans and directs vehicle use and driver assignments and establishes priorities in demand for vehicles. Establishes work schedules for drivers and directly supervisors 10 drivers.    


Vehicle Maintenance 20%                                                                                                                                          

The Incumbent helps plan vehicle maintenance to insure maximum availability of vehicles. Keeps track of all vehicles sent out for repairs.  Periodically inspects the appearance of vehicles and ensures every morning the vehicles are clean and ready to duty. 


Management of Shuttle Program 15%                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The Incumbent will be in charge of the Mission’s shuttle program.  Will ensure the shuttle program is run effectively by being at the warehouse every morning before the shuttles depart.                        


Supervision 15%

Serves as acting Motor Pool Supervisor in the absence of the MP Supervisor.  For official visits, Incumbent will attend all countdown meetings and be the main point of contact for control officers.                              

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in vehicle fleet management, dispatcher, or automotive maintenance in addition to one (1) year of supervisory experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge of Motor Pool regulations and manuals.  Knowledge of internal policies and controls and office structure, 6 FAM. Safety regulation. Must be familiar with local traffic regulations; must be familiar with motor vehicle registration and inspection requirements and have knowledge in vehicle importation procedures.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school (both ‘O and A’ level) is required.


LANGUAGE: English level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a valid local driver's license minimum of class B.  Must have multi-tasking ability and an aptitude to exercise judgment in making the best use of equipment and personnel resources; in managing priorities, making recommendations and providing customer service to all.

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 Uganda 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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a 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.

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)

  • Academic documents

  • Driver’s License

  • 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 Uganda.