Job Announcement – Chauffeur (On-Call)

U.S. Mission                                      U.S. Embassy Sofia
Announcement Number:                 Sofia-2018-34
Position Title:                                    Chauffeur (On-Call)
Opening Period:                               September 26, 2018 – October 25, 2018
Series/Grade:                                    LE 1015 3
For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:
U.S. Embassy Sofia, Human Resources Office,
16 Kozyak, 1408 Sofia
E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants /All Sources


Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                Time-fixed contract not to exceed 30 days in a calendar year

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Sofia is seeking individuals to serve as on-call chauffeurs.

The work schedule for this position is intermittent – on as needed basis up to 30 days in a calendar year.

Start date: On call (on as needed basis)

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Drives an official vehicle in Sofia and its environs and, on occasion, to distant points in Bulgaria.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of high school is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum two years of professional driving experience in Sofia area is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be familiar with safe-driving techniques. Must have an understanding of Embassy operations as they relate to diplomatic customs. Must have total familiarity with Sofia streets.



Level 2 (limited) speaking English is required.

Level 4 (fluent) speaking/reading/writing Bulgarian is required.


  • Clean and valid Bulgarian professional driving license category “D”.
  • Ability to read maps.


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:  The US Mission does not provide benefits package for this appointment.

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:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy Sofia website ( ).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically or via mail submit the documents listed below.

Only applications received in the Human Resources Office before the closing date of this job notice will be considered. Only short–listed candidates will be contacted for testing and interview.


Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174 or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information on DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit for non-Bulgarian citizens
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation

(if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation if available
  • List of references

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 Sofia, Bulgaria.