Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bamako
Position Title:
Foreign Service National - Investigator - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
11/04/2019 - 11/19/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0405 8
XOF CFA11,474,597
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bamako, ML
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.
For USEFM - FS is 6. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


Basic Function of the Position

This position is located at U.S. Embassy Bamako working for the Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation/Legal Attache (Legat) Office based at U.S. Embassy Rabat.  Legat Rabat has jurisdiction over Morocco, Mali and Mauritania.  The FSNI will act as the Legat Office's liaison with Government of Mali law enforcement and other host country entities.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Position requires minimum of two years prior investigative experience as a law enforcement officer.


Good working knowledge of security, legal, and/or investigative principles and techniques. Good working knowledge of documentary resources of information, and familiarity with pertinent local laws. Good working knowledge of history, politics and socioeconomics of Mali; the Malian judicial system.

Education Requirements:

University Degree in Public or Business Administration, Criminology, Law, Political Science or International Relations is required.



Level III (good working knowledge) reading/speaking/writing in English is required. "This may be tested"

 Level IV (fluent) reading/speaking/writing in French required. "This may be tested".

Level IV (fluent) reading/speaking/writing in local dialect (Bambara) is required. "This may be tested"


Must possess a valid driver's license and successfully complete Smith Driving upon hiring. Must be able to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information, and report facts accurately in a logical, concise and objective manner. Proficient in Microsoft Suites.



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 Bamako/ Mali 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 certificate.  

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:

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Driver’s License

  • List of references

  • Professional Diploma or License

  • Other Document

  • Other Document 2

  • Other Document 3

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 Bamako, Mali.