Truck Driver for the US Embassy


The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Warehouse Worker (Truck Driver) in the General Services Office (GSO) section.

Duties & Responsibilities

Basic Function of the Position This position involves safely and efficiently operating U.S. Government-owned or leased trucks and other large cargo vehicles. The incumbent is responsible for the safe handling, transportation, and storage of both expendable and non-expendable items. This role is under the supervision of the Warehouse Manager in the General Services Office and supports medium-sized posts without a Property Supervisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Driving and Transportation (60%)

  • Operate U.S. Government-owned or leased vehicles, including heavy and light-duty trucks, pick-up trucks, vans, and cargo vans, to transport items between the warehouse, office buildings, residential properties, and other locations.
  • Use forklifts, pallet jacks, dollies, trolleys, and other material handling equipment to move supplies to and from storage areas.
  • Clean, polish, and inspect vehicles before and after operation, ensuring they are in serviceable condition. Report vehicle deficiencies to the supervisor and perform minor maintenance repairs as needed.
  • Handle cash up to $1,000 and manage a government fuel credit card with a $300 limit.

Warehouse Operations and Maintenance (20%)

  • Load and unload expendable and non-expendable items, including furniture and appliances, from trucks/vans to the warehouse.
  • Assist in organizing, preparing, and delivering items from the warehouse to various locations.
  • Assemble, dismantle, or move furniture and appliances as needed without causing damage.
  • Assist in packing, unpacking, and delivering welcome kits for new arrivals.
  • Organize and distribute expendable supplies to customers and various sections.
  • Oversee the loading and unloading of trucks to ensure safe driving and prevent damage to Embassy property.
  • Assist in moving and storing items and maintaining storage spaces.

Inventory (10%)

  • Assist with warehouse inventory to ensure proper storage, prevent theft, and identify safety or fire hazards.
  • Conduct individual inventories of residences and inspect items to ensure no theft or damage to Embassy property.
  • Identify and report damaged or missing items for replacement.
  • Assist in moving and storing items and maintaining storage spaces.

Other Duties (10%)

  • Provide manual assistance during visits and events, including setting up control rooms, safeguarding property, and tracking items and equipment.
  • Escort visitors, outside contractors, and non-cleared employees as required.
  • Perform manual labor assistance for any section or office as directed by the supervisor.

Note: This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • Completion of high school education is required.

Prior Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional truck or heavy vehicle driving experience.
  • One (1) year of experience in manual labor or warehouse work.

Language Proficiency:

  • English: Limited knowledge (Reading/Writing/Speaking).
  • Any of the 12 local languages: Good working knowledge (Reading/Writing/Speaking).

Job Knowledge:

  • Good understanding of warehouse operations, procedures, safety, and security standards.
  • Knowledge of warehouse storage space maintenance and efficient usage.
  • Ability to conduct inventory and stack items/equipment properly.
  • Familiarity with local traffic laws and in-country travel routes.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to load and unload heavy objects efficiently and lift up to 51 lbs. (23 kg) according to OSHA standards.
  • Proficient in using warehouse tools and operating equipment such as forklifts and electronic lifters safely.
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance and basic automotive repairs, detect vehicle defects, and report them immediately.
  • Capability to work in various weather conditions, including severe cold, extreme heat, wet or dry weather, and high winds.
  • Must hold a valid heavy vehicle driver’s license and PDP.

Package & Remuneration

Basic Salary: R 213,755.00 to R299,258.00 per annum

Non-cash Benefits:

  • Medical aid (Discovery Medical Aid) – 70% contribution by the U.S. Embassy.
  • Annual leave starting at 17 days, increasing with years of service.
  • Eligibility for both SA and USA public holidays.
  • Provident Fund – 10.9% employer contribution.

Final salary is determined based on various factors.


All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

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