Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bangkok
Position Title:
Investigator - All candidates
Open Period:
02/07/2020 - 02/20/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0705 10
THB ฿943,379
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bangkok, TH
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Talent Recruitment Unit


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 5 (Step 5 through 14).  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    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:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel


Foreign Service National Investigator (FSN-I) position is assigned to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Attaché Bangkok, Thailand. The role requires the ability to read, write and speak fluent Thai and English.  The principle duty of the FSN-I is to conduct complex criminal and administrative investigations related to an exceptionally wide variety of U.S. laws (HSI enforces over 400 federal criminal statutes), including but not limited to intellectual property rights violations, immigration benefit fraud, counter proliferation investigations, human smuggling and trafficking, child exploitation, cultural property, narcotics and other contraband smuggling.  The incumbent must maintain productive working relationships with counterparts from a variety of law enforcement agencies and host country offices.  The incumbent is expected to maintain effective working relationships with high-level officials at the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner levels, in addition to working level contacts.  To fulfill the assigned tasks, frequent travel is required throughout Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.                                     

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least seven years of investigative experience with criminal and/or administrative investigations is required. 


Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of college or university studies (At least two years of full time, post-secondary study at college or university) is required.  


LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Thai is required. Please clarify level of your THAI and ENGLISH language skill.  A copy of valid TOEIC score at least 855 is required by the closing date.


  • Able to write clear, detailed and comprehensive reports and memos (This will be tested).

  • A valid driver's license is required ( Please submit driver's license when apply).


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 Thailand 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:

Eligibility Clarification: Submit either one of the documents to clarify your eligibility to legally work in this country:

- Thai citizens - Thai ID card.

- Dual citizens (Thai and U.S.) - Thai ID card and U.S. Passport biographical page.

- Dual citizens (Thai and others nationalities) - Thai ID card.

- Other nationalities – Passport biographical page, valid Thai visa, and valid Thai Residency Permit (Check with the Thai Immigration Bureau for the information of Thai

- Residency Permit). Please note that the U.S. Embassy is not able to sponsor candidates for a Thai residency permit.

- AEFM/USEFM/EFM/MOH: A copy of sponsor’s orders showing that your sponsor has an assignment in the U.S. Mission Thailand with a copy of Form DD-214 - Member 4 (if invoking AEFM/USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran hiring preference).

Qualification Clarification: Submit all of the below documents to clarify your qualification for each position:

- Transcript and/or
- Degree/Diploma 

- A valid of TOEIC scores (Listening and Reading).

Job Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:
- Training/professional certificate, license, or awards (if required)
- Driver’s license (if required)


- Resume (if any)

- A certified copy for name change (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 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 Thailand.