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Lead Automotive Mechanic at the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy is looking for a Lead Automotive Mechanic. Interested candidates should check eligibility and see how to apply below.

Lead Automotive Mechanic at the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead Automotive Mechanic – All Interested Candidates (Automotive Mechanic Foreman)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-033

Location: Abuja

Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja

Series / Grade: LE – 1210 6

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential: LE-6


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
  • For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.


  • 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 (6 weeks) 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


  • Incumbent maintains and performs major and minor repairs and overhaul on vehicles.
  • Incumbent also provides work guidance to 9 LE Staff In GSO Mechanic Unit.
  • Liaises with deputy motor pool supervisor and procurement to ensure that requisitions for automotive parts are submitted and done in a timely manner for the Mission.
  • Performs skilled and specialized repair work on vehicles as needed.
  • Explains and interprets manuals, blueprints, and directives to other LE staff as needed.
  • Ensures all vehicles are scheduled for maintenance checks.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training/apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman auto mechanic skills is required.


  • Three (3) years of journeyman automotive mechanic experience is required.
  • One (1) additional year working on American made vehicles is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Must have full journeyman knowledge of established practices and procedures of the automotive mechanic trade and a general knowledge of other trade specialties involved.


  • Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


  • Good working knowledge speaking/reading/English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Applicants Must be able to handle all tools including electronic diagnostic and automotive special tools required for the trade.
  • Must be able to receive and follow instructions well.
  • Must have basic typing skill, ability to adhere to safety regulations and must have a valid Nigerian driver’s license.

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.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

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* 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.
  • ** 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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Benefits and Other Info

  • Salary: NGN4,834,097 (USD34,770) Annually.

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria 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.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Trade school certificate

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 skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • For further information -contact the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section –  09-461-4000,

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

Application Deadline  13th April, 2022.

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