The U.S. Mission in Saudi Arabia is seeking an individual for employment in country for the position of Chauffeur for the General Services Office.
Basic Function of the Position :
The incumbent serves as Embassy Chauffeur, driving armored / non armored sedans, pick up trucks, vans, and suburban to transport USG employees.
Incumbent is responsible for safe operation of the vehicle, assessing the security situation / threat on roads, and ensuring the passenger’s safety and is responsible for the day to day preventive maintenance checks and services of vehicle on daily basis as well as be able to identify mechanical deficiencies that degrades the vehicle operation and effect its performance.
Required Qualifications :
1. Education : Completion of Elementary school is required.
2. Experience : Three years of prior work as a Professional Chauffeur.
3. Language Requirements : Level II (Limited working knowledge) of English and Arabic is required.
4. Knowledge / Other criteria :
Must have good knowledge of local traffic laws and area traffic patterns, as well as be able to read and interpret and apply information presented in driver manuals relating to vehicle / usage / care.
Must be familiar with host Government office locations within Riyadh metropolitan area and major highways in order to drive to constituents posts.
Should have working knowledge of US Embassy operations / functions as well as unique Saudi environment prohibiting driving for women.
Must be able to read / interpret Arabic traffic manuals, international road signs and English vehicle manuals. Must be medically qualified to operate a motor vehicle and be able to lift 50lbs.
Must be able to change wheels and use basic tools in vehicle preventive maintenance.
5. Other Skills :
determine most expedient and safest routes. Inform passengers of Motor Pool policy and ensure compliance. A valid Saudi Driver’s License is required.