Basic Function of Position: As the Supervisory Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI), incumbent performs investigations relating to personnel investigations and other investigations as requested relative to threats and criminal incidents. Employee supervises one FSNI and one Investigative Assistant. Incumbent maintains important liaisons with key security officials’ in-country. Incumbent is the FSN security representative who handles security liaison for VIP visits and Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) meetings as assigned by the Regional Security Officer (RSO). Conducts counterintelligence briefings for locally employed staff. The Supervisory FSNI reports directly to the RSO.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs the full range of personal background security investigative duties relating to the determination of suitability of local job applicants for employment with the Embassy or associated agencies of the Foreign Service. This duty involves planning, investigating, fact-finding, evaluating and writing the report that will be the basis for the determination of the applicant's suitability for employment. Reviews investigations completed by FSNI and Investigative Assistant.
Supervises the performance of one FSNI and one Investigative Assistant, including delegating and monitoring assignments. Evaluates performance, including writing evaluations, providing training and guidance, and disciplining poor performance or conduct. Assists the RSO with recruitment, interviewing, and selection.
Liaises with key security officials in-country and handles security liaison for VIP visits (Congressional, Ambassadors, Secretary of State and Assistant Secretaries, or other high-level officers). Serves as primary point of contact between Embassy and all senior Sri Lanka Police officials. Incumbent presents USG needs and positions even if contrary to host government's practices. Assists the RSO in planning, organizing, coordinating and, if necessary, protection of senior US government officials. Incumbent is responsible for providing assistance in coordinating the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) program.
Follows investigative leads connected to Embassy threats and criminal incidents. Evaluates evidence for credibility and seeks additional corroboration. Briefs the RSO and other officials on investigative findings. Coordinates with other Embassy elements to gather information and develop mitigation strategies. Investigates suspected irregularities on the part of Foreign Service local employees, including theft, malfeasance, and other conduct issues. Completes detailed and timely written reports on all investigations. Brief the Regional Security Officer (RSO), as well as other relevant officials on the status and outcome of investigations.
Conducts counterintelligence (CI) and security briefings. Security briefings are required for all new locally employed staff and are periodically required for current employees. CI briefings are required for current employees and cover Embassy policies, threats, mitigation strategies, and other best practices.