Logistics Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Pretoria
  • (ZAR) R383,857 Per Year USD / Year
  • Salary: (ZAR) R383,857 Per Year

Website US Embassy South Africa

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa

Logistics Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Pretoria
Position Title:
Logistics Assistant – All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
10/24/2022 – 12/07/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0905 8
ZAR R383,857
Work Schedule:
Full-time –
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 6.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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 work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 number of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The incumbent exercises full associated responsibility with the Dispatch Agency in the direction, planning and administration of all Agencies’ activities related to import and export of all shipments. The incumbent is responsible for planning, developing and directing operations of all import and exports for all posts in South Africa as well as all posts in the Southern Africa Region.  This includes oversight of the export process and inbound customs entry clearance process, packing of both surface and air shipments, transportation by all modes, special shipment handling, for the personal and household effects of United States Government employees from all agencies across 60 ICASS cost centers.  Transportation related activities are from any domestic port in South Africa to any posts in Southern Africa or transshipped from any post in Southern Africa to any foreign country or to the United States. Shipments include such items as automobiles, household effects (HHE/HHG), Unaccompanied Air Baggage (UAB), wildlife trophies, and wine. Incumbent is responsible for the administration of Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) documentation.

Logistics Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE:  Must have a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in shipping and logistics, with emphasis on both air and sea shipments.
Education Requirements:
Successful completion of Grade 12 (matric) is required.
LANGUAGE: – Level 4 – (Fluent) – written/spoken/reading, including the ability to translate is required.  (This may be tested)

– Any other South African official language – level 3 (Good working knowledge) written/spoken/reading is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to type 40wpm, proficient in Computer applications (MS Office), database management is essential.  Must be proficient in prioritizing and organizing workload effectively, must work under minimum supervision, have excellent interpersonal skills.  Proven ability to meet deadlines under stressful conditions.  Must be prepared to drive a government-owned Vehicle (GOV) when required.  Must possess South African code 8 driver’s license.

Familiarity with Microsoft Word is required.  (This may be tested)

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.

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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in South Africa, Pretoria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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 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

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a background investigation clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.  http://za.usembassy.gov/jobs/

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

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Driver’s License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• 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 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 South Africa, Pretoria.

The Deadline for Submitting Applications is 12 November 2022.
How to Apply:


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