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"DaresSalaam-2019-030" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Security Investigator (All interested candidates)
Open Period:
08/05/2019 - 08/12/2019


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0705 8
TZS TSh32,212,074 - TZS TSh32,212,074
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours a week - work scheudle
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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
Marketing Statement:

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


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator in the Regional Security Office. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional upcountry travel.


A. 40% of Time

Performs a full range of personnel investigation-related activities to determine the suitability of employees
for local mission employment. Investigations include but are not limited to conducting interviews, meeting references, developing sources for further investigation, verifying supporting documentation, and conducting residential checks. Incumbent prepares detailed reports summarizing investigative findings. 

B. 15% of Time

Provides liaison between host country police officials and forwards pertinent threat and intelligence information to the RSO for review. 

C. 10% of Time

Provides guidance to the Security Assistant, Surveillance Detection Coordinator, and Local Guard Coordinator in all aspects of the Regional Security Office, especially the Police Liaison Program and VIP visits. 

D. 15% of Time

Develops and nurtures a network of contacts within the Tanzanian Government ensuring smooth operation of U.S.Embassy operations within Tanzania. 

E. 10% of Time

At the direction of the RSO travels to areas within Tanzania to liaise with local officials ensuring the safety and security of American citizens. Performs protective service operations when high-level US government officials visit Tanzania and during special events. 

F. 10% of Time

Provides response and coordination for all Mission employees involved in problems with host country police officials, crimes and accidents. Operates the Mission's program of clearing incoming firearms. Serves as post’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident response team leader ensuring all team members are property trained and equipped to respond. 

Note: “This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.”


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years of progressive work in the military, police, private security or U.S. Government experience is required.


Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School is required. Certificate in Law or Business is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV in English (spoken/written/reading) required and Level IV Kiswahili (spoken/written/reading) Is required. (this may be 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:

The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.


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:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Secondary School/High School Certificate

  • Law or Business Certificate

  • Other (if any)

  • Other 2 (if any)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.