Motorpool Supervisor – Frankfurt-2018-111

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Vacancy Number: Frankfurt-2018-111


Date: September 12, 2018 


Position Title Motorpool Supervisor
Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, GSO/Motorpool
Open To

Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),

Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or

Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies


Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP)

€ 43,572 per year starting salary

Position Series and Grade: FSN-07


Foreign Service/US Government Pay Plan (FS/USG PP)

US$ 36,218 per year starting salary (Base Salary Scale)

Position Series and Grade: FP-07, step 1 or highest previous rate within grade

Note: this position may be Overseas Comparability Pay (OCP) eligible

Final grade/step to be determined by Washington


Work Schedule Full-time: 40 hours
Application Period September 12, 2018 – September 27, 2018 close of business
Security Clearance Qualification Requirement Must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification/Public Trust. All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications as they apply.
Duration of Appointment This is an Indefinite Appointment subject to successful completion of the probationary period.




The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Motorpool Supervisor in the GSO/Motorpool. Filling of position is subject to availability of funds.



(A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available upon request. Send your request to with identification of the above vacancy number.)


Supervisory Position: YES


The incumbent plans, directs and coordinates motor pool operations for the Consulate’s vehicle fleet.  Directly responsible for fleet management and maintenance program for vehicle fleet consisting of 110 vehicles with a combined value of more than $3.4 million dollars providing services to 24 agencies with approximately 1,000 employees.  Provides support of several hundred official visitors and transiting dignitaries each year.  Directs and oversees the preparation of required reports, monitors fuel consumption, oversees fuel card program, and ensures that procurement of parts, fuel and other automotive services are consistent with USG and local regulations.  Directly supervises a Dispatcher, a Mechanic, a Vehicle Expediter, Motor Vehicle Service Technician, and seven Chauffeurs.



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


EDUCATION: Completion of Secondary School (Mittlere Reife) is required.


Completion of Primary School (Hauptschule), and in addition, nine years’ experience as either driver, dispatcher or related role in the automobile transportation field and one year of supervisory experience are required.

EXPERIENCE: Two years’ experience as either driver, dispatcher or related role in the automobile transportation field and one year of supervisory experience are required.

LANGUAGE: English language level III (good working knowledge) and German language level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required.


  • Solid knowledge of car and truck operation and safety is required. (This may be tested)
  • A good knowledge of automotive mechanics and maintenance for both gasoline and diesel engines. (This may be tested)
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations, licensing requirements and international rules of the road are required. (This may be tested)


  • Incumbent must have Class B driver’s license with acceptable driving history is required. (A copy of the driver’s license must be attached to the application)


The Human Resources Office will conduct standard language assessment tests as part of the selection process. Testing is conducted equitably and is administered in the same way to all applicants for the particular recruitment.




  • Hiring Preference Selection Process: When qualified, 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.




  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • Foreign Service (FS) on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (CS) with re-employment rights**

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written documentation 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 must be on letterhead of the appropriate ,military branch of 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. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.


  • Additional Selection Criteria:
  1. The U.S. Mission will consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) of the U.S. Mission Germany having served less than 12 months in their current position are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) with an overall summary rating of ‘Needs Improvement’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  4. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first ninety (90) calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.



Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Form DS-174, Universal Application for Employment (UAE), available on the internet: DS-174.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume/Curriculum
  4. Licenses and certifications (e.g. Nurse license, etc.)


Applicants are encouraged to submit additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. reference letters, transcripts, copies of degrees earned, etc.) with the application.

Application language is English, i.e. application for employment, CV or resume should be in English.  Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.

Note that the U.S. Mission does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.


For a complete list of terms such as US citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM), Eligible Family Member (EFM), Member of Household (MOH), and their definitions, go to the “definitions list” on the website


The U.S. Mission in Germany 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.


The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliations.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.



Approved:    GSO:     SGLangley

Cleared:       HR:       KBrown

Drafted:        HR:       FBachmann