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"Abu Dhabi-2019-015" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Abu Dhabi-2019-015
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Abu Dhabi
Position Title:
Investigator (Investigator-10)
Open Period:
04/21/2019 - 05/09/2019


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0705 10
AED د.إ234,603
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Abu Dhabi, AE
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is FP 5/05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

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

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 (06 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


Note: All applicants must currently hold or be able to acquire a UAE residency visa to fill the position. For non-UAE national, the Mission assists in obtaining the required residency visa to lawfully work in the UAE.  Ref. to Eligibility Question #2 and Vacancy Question #1: If a non-UAE national has a valid UAE residency visa, they should answer Yes to Eligibility Q#2 and Vacancy Q#1, and attach a copy of residency visa.

Basic Function of the Position:

The Investigator provides guidance and assistance to LEGATT Office on all criminal, investigative, legal and socio-political issues, and in the development, functioning, administration, maintenance, and reporting of all aspects of investigative programs, inclusive of criminal investigations, comprehensive counter-terrorism investigations, data analysis, liaison activities, training and translation.  The Investigator defines program goals in consultation with the LEGATT and Assistant Legal Attaché, devises work-plans to achieve said goals, plans and initiates investigations in the full spectrum of LEGATT activities, advises Mission personnel in LEGATT/UAE’s Area of Responsibility and other government officers in matters of fraud, criminal proceedings, and other issues on a routine basis.  Actively liaises and assists in the joint investigative efforts of the LEGATT and UAE police agencies.  Acts as a consultant and primary point-of-contact to numerous external host government, non-government, third-country, law enforcement and private sector contacts, researches/receives/stores/drafts/edits/disseminates all pertinent information and correspondence, ensures all investigative functions are completed in a timely, efficient and appropriate manner, provides translation support and performs other administrative duties, as directed by the Attaché and/or Assistant Attaché.


Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in investigative work with police, military, private security or US Government organization is required with a demonstrated ability to work independently or with limited supervision.


  • Familiar with aspects of the LEGATT Investigation Program. 

  • The incumbent will be expected to become familiar with the day-to-day process of exchanging information among law enforcement agencies in host country and the United States and a working knowledge of host country and USA criminal justice systems with respect to all types of criminal investigations.  

  • Individual must be able to familiarize himself with various subjects so as to render accurate, clear translations that capture the meaning and intent of original documents and discussions. A thorough knowledge of local political, social, and cultural customs and practice is required. 

  • Familiarity with criminal and civil laws, rules of criminal procedures, and rules of evidence is also required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Law science, Military Services, Business/Finance or a closely related field that required extensive analysis, research, writing, prioritization, problem-solving and creative thinking


LANGUAGE:  (This maybe tested)

  • Level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking English is required.

  • Level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking Arabic is required.


  • Must possess excellent analytical, advisory, representational/liaison, prioritization and drafting skills as well as the ability to absorb and understand highly complex information and/or trends and develop a strategy to respond thereto, respond to various queries.

  • Ability to maintain extensive contacts with officials within the host country. Ability to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining information and evidence.  Ability to demonstrate basic typing and standard level computer skills. 

  • Ability to manage sudden shifts in priorities, work extended hours without advance notice, provide after-hours support to POCs and travel abroad on short notice. 

  • Must possess valid U.A.E driver license. (This maybe 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 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 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:

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:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Degree with transcript

  • Driver’s License

  • Certificate or License

  • 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 Abu Dhabi, UAE.