Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bogota
Position Title:
Motor Pool Supervisor (US Military Group)
Open Period:
09/24/2018 - 10/15/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1005 8
COP $60.215.020 - COP $60.215.020
Work Schedule:
Full-time - *
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bogota, CO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Q Nonsensitive
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
• Permanent • Full-Time (48 hours per week)
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Bogota, Colombia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Motor Pool Supervisor to work with the Military Group.

The work Schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (48 hours per week)

Start Date: The selected candidate mus be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required



Incumbent of this position is responsible of the supervision of the daily dispatch and timely repair of official Security Cooperation Office – Colombia (SCO-CO) vehicles. The employee supervises the preparation of schedules for all chauffeurs, vehicle utilization schedules, automotive parts inventory and preventive maintenance schedule for the SCO-CO vehicles.  Serves as Government Technical Monitor for the Maintenance and Driver Dispatch Services Contracts. The incumbent directly supervises 5 local employed chauffeurs, 3 Colombian Military Assistance in Kind drivers, and 1 maintenance clerk and reports directly to the Chief Support Operations and Security Cooperation Office J4. Incumbent is an incidental driver.


Qualifications and Evaluations



Minimum five years of experience as a full time chauffeur or vehicle dispatcher, that include preventive vehicle maintenance, repairs and inventory control of repair parts and at least two years of experience directly supervising personnel are required.


  • Must have intermediate knowledge of automotive maintenance operations and a good knowledge of operation and safety. (This will be tested)

Education Requirements:

Completion of High school is required.




  • Must have excellent driving skills and the ability to drive a government owned vehicle. Must possess a valid local driver’s license B1. Please attach to the job application a legible copy of local valid driver's license, applicants with expired licenses or in process will not be considered.   (Practical driving test will be administered)

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook are required. (This will be tested)

Language Proficiency

  • English Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) is required.  

  • Spanish level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) is required.

All applicants must attach a copy of valid language test results in the non-primary language (English and/or Spanish) to the application of employment to be eligible for consideration. For recruitment purposes the United States Mission Colombia will only accept the language tests administered by AVANTI Language School SAS, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and other Official U.S. Government Language testing institutes.


Primary Language: In order to meet the language requirement, all applicants MUST indicate in their application or in a cover letter their primary or native language. A language test will not be required in the applicant’s native language unless requested by the selecting office.

Secondary Language(s): When two or more language requirements are stated in the Vacancy Announcement, language tests are required for those languages that the applicant does not identify as the primary, first-spoken, or native language. If an applicant claims fluency in multiple languages, the applicant must identify ONE and only ONE language as primary, first-spoken or native. ALL applicants are required to prove proficiency in any other language listed in the Vacancy Announcement that is not indicated by the applicant as the primary language.

Most of the positions at the U.S. Embassy require specific levels of both Spanish and or English. All applicants seeking a Mission Colombia local position must attach copy of a valid language test results in the non-primary language (English and/or Spanish) to the application to be eligible for consideration. 

The application form with the test result(s) must be submitted before the job announcement’s closing date; otherwise the application will be deemed “not eligible”. 

For recruitment purposes the United States Mission Colombia will only accept the language tests as follows: 

ENGLISH and SPANISH: Test administered by AVANTI Language School SAS, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and other Official U.S. Government Language testing institutes.

Failure to include the required language testing scores will result in the applicant being deemed ineligible for the position. 

Language test results are valid for one year.

If applicants do not have a valid language score from one of the above mentioned Language Institutes, they may contact the following Institute to be tested in English and/or Spanish as required:

Avanti Language School:  Carrera 21 # 87 – 24 Polo Club, Bogota, Colombia.  Applicants must request a language test by writing to  - For further information please contact PBX: 634-6637 or mobile 321-463-6470Cost of language test is the applicant’s responsibility.


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 and Other Info

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.

NOTE: Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

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 Non-Sensitive clearance.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed in this vacancy announcement.

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Current Resume

  • DS-174 (if applicable)

  • Cover Letter

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)

  • Copy of Colombian work permit and/or residence visa (if applicable)

  • Passport copy

  • High School Diploma

  • Proof of citizenship

  • Education certificates (copy of degree)

  • Copy of valid language test results administered by AVANTI Language School SAS, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).

  • Driver’s License (if required)

  • Professional Certificate or License (if required)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation

  • List of references


Next Steps:

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

For further information: the complete position description listing all the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. has been attached to this vacancy announcement.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working with the U.S. Mission in Bogota, Colombia.