The European Union Delegation to the United States of America, Washington DC is looking for a:
Driver, Administration Section
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to the United States of America in Washington DC works in close coordination with the Embassies and Consulates of the 28 EU Member States. We are a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and represent the European Union in dealings with the U.S. government in areas that are part of the EU’s remit.
We are looking for a professional and service-minded candidate to fill the post of a Driver in the Administration Section. The Administration Section consists of twenty people and although this post primarily involves driving duties he/she will also serve as administration support staff under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Administration (HOA). The successful candidate will be required to work standard days plus evenings and weekends on a rotating shift system.
He/she will be responsible for the following tasks and duties:
- Driving of official cars and transporting staff, senior management and visitors of the Delegation;
- Driving of official cars to support High Level Visitors and dignitaries;
- Carrying out diplomatic messenger and delivery services within the DC area;
- Ensuring vehicles are clean, roadworthy, maintained and serviced to a high standard;
- Other ad-hoc administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the Delegation and the Administration Section in general.
We offer a competitive position in an international environment. The basic salary is dependent on relevant experience, typically starting at $36K with 5 years' experience, $41K with 10 years, $46K with 15 years etc. Overtime is paid on an hourly basis and there are excellent vacation, health and social insurance, and retirement benefits.
We look for
- Minimum secondary school education or equivalent;
- Minimum of 5 years' professional driving experience, impeccable driving record and clean license;
- Extensive knowledge of the DC Metro area including the City layout, transportation, government and embassy building locations, landmarks, traffic and weather conditions;
- Must be professional, punctual, discreet and able to safeguard confidential matters discussed by others during performance of duties;
- Excellent organizational skills and flexibility with regard to program changes and working patterns that include evenings and weekends;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team;
- Ability to work calmly under pressure and use own judgement and initiative;
- Knowledge and experience of the Diplomatic community in Washington D.C. an advantage;
- Computer literate especially Microsoft Office (in particular Outlook e-mail and calendar), scheduling tools and Smartphone knowledge and experience;
- Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge of second language an advantage.
How to apply
It is important to note that applicants are required to have a pre-existing US work authorization that does not require EU sponsorship.
Please submit your application including a covering letter and resume via the CareerBuilder.com website (Reference EUWAS 8/17) no later than 7pm on Sunday, October 15th 2017 (EST). Only applications received through CareerBuilder will be considered. The resume must include the names and contact details of at least 2 referees who could attest to your professional and personal attributes in the event you are shortlisted for the post. References will only be taken up for those who are shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and practical test which is expected to take place towards the end of October. All applicants who apply through CareerBuilder will be contacted as to whether they have been short listed or not.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure.