Kenya

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Nairobi-2019-32
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Nairobi
Position Title:
Security Investigator
Open Period:
07/15/2019 - 07/29/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+3
Series/Grade:
LE - 0705 8
Salary:
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-8
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Nairobi, KE
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
0203636000
NairobiRecruitment@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is FP.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources



Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
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.

Summary:

The work schedule for this position is:



  • Full Time 40 number of 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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Basic Function of the Position 


Incumbent serves as investigator responsible for conducting complex and sensitive investigations to include generally support personnel suitability, fraud, and malfeasance investigations for U.S. Government (USG) by seeking out, uncovering, researching, and analyzing documentary evidence. Conducts and maintains liaison with Kenyan law enforcement, and also with all host government police, law enforcement, security organizations, and customs and immigration officials.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  


Officer ranked Inspector of police or equivalent rank or above, with five years of investigative experiences with Kenyan Government, Kenyan police or a private organization is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  


• Must have knowledge of the Kenyan government documentation and procedures.
• Must have knowledge of criminal law including criminal procedure code; the Evidence Act, the Traffic Act; laws pertaining to marriage, identification, tax,     and similar areas where fraud might occur.
• Must have knowledge of security protection procedures including surveillance, static and mobile guard, and VIP protection.
• Must have knowledge of the methods of obtaining evidence within Kenyan law.

Education Requirements:

  • A University degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology is required.


 

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:


Level III (Good) English speaking/reading/writing and Level III Kiswahili (Good) speaking/reading/writing is required. (This may be tested)


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


• Must be able to develop and maintain extensive contacts.
• Must be able to carry out planning, fact-finding, evaluation, and exercise initiative.
• Must be able to draft reports and utilize word processing and email (keyboard)
• Must have interpersonal skills allowing incumbent to effectively carry out both investigations and guard force monitoring.
• Must possess a valid 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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya 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.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:



  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  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.



THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO EFMs, USEFMs, and AEFMs ONLY:


1. Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
2. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
3. The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.
4. ** If selected, EFMs are expected to serve in the positon for at least one year from the date of hire, and their sponsor’s tour of duty must allow sufficient time for this.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local 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:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:



  • A University degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology

  • Driver’s License

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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 Nairobi, Kenya.