Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bamako
Position Title:
Foreign Service National Investigator, All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
11/22/2021 - 12/02/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0705 8
XOF CFA11,474,597 - XOF CFA11,474,597
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Bamako, ML
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 06.  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 a confirmed offer of employment. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Working in the Regional Security Office (RSO), the Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) conducts security investigations and maintains liaison with local police and other security and law enforcement officials. The FSNI assists the RSO team in coordinating protection for post personnel and visiting U.S. government officials, obtaining and reporting on information concerning potential security threats to post personnel, facilities, or information. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three (3) years of experience in law enforcement, military, private security, or investigation is required.


  • Good working knowledge of the local and regional judicial system including criminal laws and procedures, and laws regarding marriage divorce, adoption and military service.

  • Detailed knowledge of investigative techniques and security databases.

Education Requirements:

Completion of at least two years of college studies is required.



EnglishGood Working Knowledge – Good vocabulary and understanding of grammar and able to construct sentences. Able to use English as part of normal work duties including having conversations with customers and answer questions.

This will be tested.

French -Fluent – Able to use the language fluently and accurately, making only minor errors of pronunciation and grammar.  Able to conduct all work in French.  Almost as proficient in French as in your native language.

This may be tested.


  • Held a valid driver's license for at least 5 years is required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to conduct investigations with utmost discretion

  • Ability to draft correspondence and reports in English; and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting

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 by the HR Officer when the conditional offer is presented.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the hiring preference categories below are extended a hiring preference in the order listed. It is essential that 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 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 Civil Service employees with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information such as definitions for EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, and for additional employment considerations, please click the link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security certification. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Driver’s License for at least 5 years

  • Other Document 

  • Other Document 2

Next Steps:

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

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, and required qualifications, 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.