Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bamako
Position Title:
Motor Pool Supervisor, FSN-1005, All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
12/15/2020 - 12/31/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1005 8
XOF CFA11,474,597 - XOF CFA11,474,597
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Bamako, ML
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM - FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
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 (40 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:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Working in the General Services Office (GSO), the Motor Pool Supervisor oversees all the employees in the Motor Pool unit.  The Supervisor plans, directs, and monitors the use and maintenance of motor vehicles and the training and assignment of chauffeurs to provide efficient and safe transportation to post personnel and official visitors.

Fleet Management                                                                                        

  • Manages the Motor Pool with a fleet of 114 vehicles.

  • Reviews available online operational data such as the Analytics Fleet Digest in order to compile post reporting such as the vehicle allocation methodology (VAM), vehicle-level data, or target fleet size.

  • Supervises 02 Dispatchers, 03 Auto Mechanics, 01 Service Coordinator, 01 Storekeeper and 27 Chauffeurs.

  • Oversees the management of official and mission-sponsored trips, ensuring Motor Pool has enough resources to cover all the needs, and Chauffeurs have proper travel orders in place as required.

Procurement of Contract Services                                                                           

  • Initiates the procurement of all necessary contracting services such as maintenance and repair services, vehicle procurements, fuel. 

  • Develop the scope of work for all contract services related to the Motor Pool.

  • Negotiates best prices and monitors the performance of the service contractors.


  • Provides safe driver training with Post’s Certified Smith System Instructors (CSSIs) and armored vehicle training for all  Motor Pool Chauffeurs as well as incidental drivers.

  • Maintains training records and ensures that each operator’s training status complies with the Department of State regulations; includes all Motor Pool chauffeurs and incidental operators (nearly 100 training records).


  • Prepares annual inventory reports, motor vehicle surveys, and other periodic reports.

  • Tracks all trip tickets, fuel usage, maintenance tickets in the Fleet Management Information System (FMIS). 

  • Prepares the monthly Other Authorized Use (OAH) Bills of Collection.

  • Prepares all monthly fuel reports for the FMO.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of experience in vehicle fleet management, PLUS at least one year in a supervisory role is required.


  • Knowledge of host country motor vehicle practices, traffic laws, vehicle licensing, registration and procedures.

  • Knowledge of host country streets, traffic patterns, and commonly visited locations.

  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and budget planning.

Education Requirements:

Two years of college or university studies is required.



English: (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. Good vocabulary and understanding of grammar and able to construct sentences. Able to use English as part of normal work duties including having conversations with customers and answer questions. “This may be tested.”

French: (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. Good vocabulary and understanding of grammar and able to construct sentences. Able to use French as part of normal work duties including having conversations with customers and answer questions. “This may be tested.”

Bambara: (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. Good vocabulary and understanding of grammar and able to construct sentences. Able to use Bambara as part of normal work duties including having conversations with customers and answer questions. “This may be tested.”


  • Must have a valid Malian Class ABC driver’s license.

  • Must have good organizational, leadership, negotiation, communication and writing skills.

  • Good working computer skills to use MS Office (word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook) and Department of State applications such as ILMS and FMIS motor pool applications.

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 Bamako/Mali 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 Certificate.  This will be authorized after you interview and are selected for the position. 

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.  You must also submit a copy of your driver's license.  

  • College transcript or 2 year diploma

  • Other Document 

  • Other Document 2

  • Driver's License

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 Bamako/Mali.