Motor Vehicle Operator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Federal Wage Grade Pay System. Hourly rate range: $24.08 - $28.09 (WG-7).




799 UN Plaza
New York
United States


This is an Excepted Service Position covered by the United Nations Participation Act of 1945. Pursuant to the United Nations Participation Act, appointment to this position is made "without regard to the civil­ service laws" which means that the selectee is not covered by many of the civil service laws that apply to civil service employees. The U.S. Mission will consider all completed applications and refer the best qualified candidates.

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.


This position is located in the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN), General Services Section Management Section. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Motor Vehicle Operator to the Mission.

The incumbent of this position is to serve as a Protective Detail Driver exclusively for either the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, the Deputy U.S. Representative , or one of the Missions other Ambassadors.


-The incumbent operates a passenger motor vehicle as a chauffeur.

-Transport Mission Officials to and from all official meetings and appointments, social engagements, speaking engagements, transportation terminals, etc.

-The incumbent is required to attend Bill Scott Racing School, Special Security and Anti-terrorist Driving School or a similar course such as the courses offered by Diplomatic Security for high-speed driving, moving attacks and protecting the principal or passenger.

-The incumbent plans and routes each individual driving assignment, adhering to all State, local, and installation traffic laws and ordinances.

-Drive routes to transport the USUN executive staff and visiting officials to various areas in New York, New Jersey and occasionally, Connecticut, Boston or Washington, DC.

-Required to maneuver the vehicle in and out of constricted areas including narrow city streets and congested parking lots.

-Ensures cleanliness of the vehicle, supervising the exterior washing as required. Performs light interior maintenance and cleaning at the conclusion of each service day, charter trip or as otherwise directed.

-The incumbent should inspect the vehicle for interior damage, check windows to ensure all are securely fastened and performs all other prescribed lock-up procedures.

-Ensures that all Department of Transportation regulations and Branch requirements such as safety­ checks are met prior to operating vehicle. Performs minor repairs and reports needed major repairs or physical maintenance to headquarters. Contacts repair and service facilities to schedule necessary repairs as directed.

-Prepares a daily log trip sheet, indicating each trip made, names and passengers, time of departure, arrival and return and records mileage for each trip. When necessary, assists in making local hand deliveries of official documents or urgent material, pick-up hand deliveries of official documents or urgent material, pick-up travel reservations, pick-up and/or deliver mail, etc. These trips generally occur on a daily basis.

-The incumbent provides special assistance as may be needed to physically disabled persons entering or exiting the vehicle, including storing crutches, canes or wheelchairs.

-The incumbent may be required to move, assemble and disassemble furniture.


Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.

Applicants applying for the WG-7 grade level must meet the following requirements:

-Full knowledge of vehicle systems, equipment and operations is required to perform regulatory mandated operator inspections.

-Skill in reading maps, use of two-way radios and cellular phones communications system is required.


QUESTIONS BELOW: To receive maximum consideration, applicants should submit a narrative description of their experience, education, training, outside activities and awards related to each of the four assessment questions below. Please include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job listed.

-Operation of Motor Vehicles: Knowledge of procedures for operating motor vehicle cars.

-Interpersonal Skills: Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

-Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

-Ability to interpret instructions/specifications, etc.: Knowledge of following instructions, specifications or directives related to mobile equipment operations.

-Vehicle Maintenance: Knowledge of motor vehicle engines, parts, and systems, including their designs, uses, repairs, and general maintenance.

Applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Not required


Open to the Public. Must be a U.S. citizen to apply.


1. Must be able to complete/pass a professionally sanctioned and accredited defensive driving school, counter-terrorism driving school and/or emergency vehicle operations course/tactical motorcade operations course.

2. Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

3. U.S. Citizenship is required.

4. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

5. Possess a valid State license.

6. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Driver’s License: A copy of your valid driver’s license must be provided at time of initial application. Failure to provide a legible copy of your driver’s license will result in a rating of not qualified.


Applicants must meet all the required qualifications requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement.


Top Secret clearance required.


Term Appointment not-to-exceed 5 years


After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. You will be notified during the hiring process.


This position is an excepted service position covered by the United Nations Participation Act of 1945. Pursuant to the United Nations Participation Act, appointment to this position is made "without regard to the civil-service laws," which means that the selectee is not covered by many of the civil service laws that apply to civil service employees.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, and membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Your completed application must be received in this office by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date to the following mailbox: In your email, please indicate the position you would like to be considered.

The best qualified candidates will be contacted for interview. We regret that due to the volume of applications we cannot respond individually to each applicant. 

The selectee may be required to work on holidays.

Resumes are due by November 27, 2018. Current US Government employees should submit a copy of their latest performance appraisal and SF-50.