Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Security Investigator
Open Period:
06/14/2020 - 07/05/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0705 10
EGP £334,024 - EGP £334,024
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cairo, EG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is FP7.
Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

• U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies
• Current Employees of the Mission - This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM - All Agencies
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Ten years Personal Services Agreement (PSA) with the option to renew. Subject to successful completion of probationary period (three months).
Marketing Statement:

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


     Responsible for providing guidance and assistance on criminal and investigative issues and for compliance and reporting on all aspects of Post's Visa Security Program. Advises parties on matters of fraud, US immigration law, criminal, and immigration.  Serves as primary contact to the external host government, non-government, law enforcement and private sector contacts. Drafts, edits, and disseminates information and correspondence and performs other duties as directed by ICE Management.

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

Based on business needs


  • Conducts the most complex and sensitive investigations and generally advises the ICE Assistant Attaché on novel, unusual, and questionable cases.

  • Verifies questionable documents and cases by conducting investigations outside of the Embassy.  Liaises daily with local police and immigration authorities/officials on investigating criminal actions, security issues, subjects, and cases involving fraudulent immigration and/or visa petitions.  Interviews suspect individuals and examine official documentary evidence to obtain the needed information for local, US prosecution, or investigative findings. Evaluates evidence and obtains information, verifies conflicting testimony, and prepares reports of findings to the ICE Assistant Attaché.  Plans, coordinates, and conducts administrative commercial removal: meet and greet or transit of criminal and noncriminal aliens, both independently and when required, as part of coordinated multi-national and multi-agency removal operations.  Obtains transit and arrival clearances from various countries' law enforcement agencies; verifies the identity and/or nationality through the documentation provided.  Obtains identity documents in furtherance of the ICE mission to remove aliens under final orders and assists with the transfer and processing of aliens either arriving or transiting through Egypt.  Sets up meetings between ICE and the various local stakeholders (vendor, Ground Handler, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aircraft Authorization Department; Ministry of Interior, Cairo Airport Police, Immigration, and Port Police, and Ministry of Civil Aviation - Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority) and locates a vendor to provide a non-US flag carrier. 

  • Examines possible criminal documents, fraud cases offered by ICE Agents and assists local airport investigators as required. Evaluates evidence obtained and submits written reports to the Assistant Attaché or ICE Agent setting forth pertinent facts and conclusions. Helps coordinate criminal investigative action between the U.S. Government and the GOE.

  • Develops and maintains an extensive range of contacts with local officials at working and senior levels. Meets at least monthly with these contacts, either alone or accompanied by the Assistant Attaché or an ICE Agent.

  • As part of the Mission's Counter-terrorism Training Program, coordinates with CBP on training and liaises with airport officials to prevent the transit or departure from Cairo of malafide travelers and suspected terrorists. Provides training on Egyptian law and fraudulent document detection to ICE agents, airline personnel, host country officials (Immigration and Customs) Consular officers and others as required. Trains investigators and new ICE agents assigned on TDY on document fraud identification.

  • Recommends training courses for airport security and airline personnel and locates training sources. Acts as immediate point-of-contact for ICE Agents in order to prevent travel of malafide visa recipients.

  • As needed, incumbent contacts GOE and security agencies to effectively ensure that all special requests are properly handled such as VIP visits, to include DHS Cabinet and high-level officials to Egypt, and reciprocal visits to the United States by GOE officials.

  • Verbally communicates all special requests, security concerns and investigative assistance that are essential for the security of visiting dignitaries to respective agencies.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Prior Work Experience  

More than five years of progressively responsible experience in related work with the U.S. Government or a police agency, military, or security organization.

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in either Accounting, Legal/Law Enforcement, Business Administration, International Affairs, Public Administration, or relevant local equivalent.


Language Ability: 

Good working knowledge speaking/reading/writing of English is required (This will be tested). 

Good working knowledge speaking/reading/writing of Arabic is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Knowledge of documentary sources of information and local laws pertaining to a wide range of security- and immigration-related cases such as marriage, adoption, military services, etc. Knowledge of the U.S. visa application process and relevant requirements. Knowledge of fraud detection measures and how to identify fraudulent documents such as passports, visas, work letters. Experience conducting interviews related to the visa application process.

- Ability to develop and maintain extensive working and senior-level contacts with officials of various local agencies. Ability to exercise initiative in obtaining and evaluating documentary evidence. Ability to adequately present and report facts and information. Ability to train and direct the work of others. Ability to interview and investigate. IT Software knowledge must include standard Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint. Excellent representational/liaison skills. Incumbent must possess/obtain a valid local driver’s license.


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 Cairo, Egypt 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:


(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 medical and security 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:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • College Degree

  • Military certificate (for men only)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Failing to provide the requested documents, you will not be considered for this position.

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.

Thanks for submitting your application and interest to work at the U. S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt

Thank you for your interest to work at the US Embassy, Cairo, Egypt