Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2018-15SR
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Fraud Investigator Specialist (Criminal Fraud Investigator)
Open Period:
02/11/2019 - 03/04/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1430 10
BRL R$133.948 - BRL R$133.948
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Rio De Janeiro, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+55 21 3823-2608


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources.

For USEFM - FS is 05 (step 5 through 14). Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

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 U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Fraud Investigator Specialist in the Regional Security Office.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 of hours per week).

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Basic Function of the Position

Incumbent is charged with conducting sensitive and complex criminal investigations of passport fraud, visa fraud, alien smuggling, human trafficking, criminal enterprises, terrorist network and other criminal actions that impact the national security of the United States. Incumbent will also be responsible for completing detailed and timely written reports on all investigations as well as develop, coordinate and conduct training provided by the section.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Progressive work experience in security, investigative, intelligence, prosecutions, defense, police, fraud prevention, or justice services of either the Unite States or Brazilian governments at the local, state or federal level is required. 


Must have extensive knowledge of host country laws,criminal activities and modus operandi of criminal organizations in Brazil.

Education Requirements:

Two years university studies in police or criminal justice, intelligence studies, law, law enforcement or forensic sciences is required.



Level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking English is required. Level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking Portuguese is required (This may be tested.)


Ability to work with Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel and Outlook), SharePoint, and the Internet is required. A valid category B local drivers’ license is required (This may be tested).

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 Rio de Janeiro 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 “Apply to this Vacancy” 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:

• Driver’s License
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Rio de Janeiro.