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"NewDelhi-2021-017" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy New Delhi
Position Title:
Investigator-All Interested Applicants (1 to 2 positions)
Open Period:
05/24/2021 - 06/07/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0705 10
INR ₹1,535,489
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
New Delhi, IN
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Office


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    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 hours per week 

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
50% or less

Availability and flexibility to travel 25% or more of dedicated work hours.


Basic Function of the Position: The position is located in the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi.  The incumbent will serve as an investigator for DHS-USCIS and execute a full range of complex investigations related to applications and petitions submitted to DHS-USCIS where potential or confirmed fraud and/or national security concerns have been identified.  The incumbent will conduct regularly required extensive legal, background, and operational research.  S/he will analyze information and draft investigative and intelligence reports as required.  The incumbent will be required to communicate independently with host-country, U.S. government, and other government officials.  The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Five years of investigative work experience in a U.S. government entity, host-country government, other government, or private security is required.  The investigative work experience should include experience in open-source electronic research, interviewing, report writing and trend analysis.

(Describe your previous and current job responsibilities in detail on the Education and Experience tab.)


Education Requirements:

Completion of Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Forensic Science is required.

Indicate on the qualifications questionnaire your highest level of education. (Your answer will let us know if you have completed Class X or XII or any other degree or vocational courses. Also, please specify the name of the Certificate/Degree/Diploma course and the major subjects for each qualification you possess.)

Please see the Language requirements listed under Evaluations. Please indicate your proficiency level separately for each of the required languages, using one of the following levels:

Level 1, Basic - Examples: Basic greetings, phrases, numbers and signs.

Level 2, Limited - Examples: Directions, simple questions

Level 3, Good working knowledge - Examples: Conversations about familiar topics, complex documents

Level 4, Fluent - Examples: Infer nuanced meaning from complex documents

Level 5, Translator - Examples: Certified professional translator in this language



Level 4 (Fluent) in English (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) is required. This may be tested.

Level 4 (Fluent) in Hindi (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) is required.

(Please indicate on the qualifications questionnaire whether you have these required levels.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Valid Indian Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) driving license is required.

Please attach a copy of the valid Indian Light Motor Vehicle driving license with the application along with all the mandatory/required documents.  Applications which do not have a copy of the license will not be accepted.  U.S. Government regulations require all Chauffeurs or Incidental drivers for official vehicles to be 25 years of age or older.  We will not consider candidates below 25 years of age.

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 New Delhi, India 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 the conditional offer letter is issued by the HR Office.

Other Information:

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”), 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 public trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application. Applicants who do not provide these required documents will not be considered.

  • Proof of citizenship / Residency and/or Work Permit - Eligibility to work in India (Applicable to all nationals including host country nationals): Please attach a copy (please do not attach original documents) of any one document that confirms your legal eligibility to work in India (for example: Work Permit, Residency Permit, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), PAN Card, Voter’s ID, Passport copy, Aadhaar Card/Country identification or equivalent).

  • Degree (not transcript or marksheets)

  • Certificate or License, as applicable

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or 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.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.   Thank you for your understanding and your interest in working at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.