US Embassy Kathmandu Vacancy for Truck Driver

US Embassy Kathmandu Vacancy

US Embassy Kathmandu Vacancy Announcement

US Embassy in Nepal Vacancy: The U.S. Embassy based in Kathmandu, Nepal, invites applications for hard-working, energetic and qualified Nepali citizens for the following position.

Truck Driver

Announcement Number: Kathmandu-2024-028
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title: Truck Driver – All Interested Applicants
Series/Grade: LE – 1015 4
Salary: NPR ₨827,930 /Per Year
Work Schedule: Full-time – Full Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential: LE-4
Duty Location(s): 4 Vacancy in Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible: No
Open Period: 05/13/2024 – 05/27/2024 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75

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Hiring Path:  Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for the position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-5.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
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 U.S. Mission in Kathmandu is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Truck Driver. This vacancy is open to all interested applicants.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required

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The incumbent is responsible for safely and efficiently operating U.S. Government-owned trucks for delivery of water and fuel to U.S. Mission offices, residential properties, and other locations. The incumbent ensures correct water/fuel level is available from the source and performs pump operation for loading into the trucks. The incumbent is responsible for recordkeeping of all delivery details and reporting of any safety hazards or any other issues that could impact safe delivery. The incumbent performs basic automotive repair tasks like changing tires and performs other necessary tasks to keep the truck in good working condition. Performs escorts duties for local contractors as required. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in driving a heavy vehicle or truck is required.

Job Knowledge: Good knowledge of local traffic rules and regulations is required. A good knowledge of Kathmandu and its surrounding areas is required.

Education Requirements: Completion of Primary School is required.

EvaluationsThese may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities).

LANGUAGE: Limited Knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Good Working Knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing Nepali language is required.

Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to diagnose and handle preventive maintenance is required. A valid local driver’s Class B and G license is required.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate during job offer.

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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document fromthe armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forcesunder honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterheadof 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 security clearance.

Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

To apply, please click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the application process.

For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:

ERA information page-Internet site:

Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested transcripts as verification of educational requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide the requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Education Transcript
  • Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
  • List of References
  • Driving license

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • 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 skill, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu

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