Security Investigator; FP-7; FSN-7 Job Vacancy at US- American Embassy

OPEN TO:  All Qualified Candidates

CLOSING DATE:         March 15, 2011

Job Title:       Security Investigator; FP-7; FSN-7

Job Location:      Chancery (RSO)

HOURS OF WORK:            Full time; 40 hours /week
"The American Embassy is seeking for an individual for the position of Security Investigator."

Note:  All applicants who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Position reports to the RSO and three ARSOs through the Chief Security Investigator (C/FSNI) and performs all Regional Security Office responsibilities delegated to Post's Foreign Service National Investigator's (FSNI) Program. Carries out liaison functions with working level GOU Officials, and using all available information provides security advice to C/FSNI or RSO.  Conducts LES and contractor background investigations, investigations related to terrorism, criminal activity, suitability and other issues in support of both DS and other USG law enforcement and security agencies.  Assists in the coordination of VIP protection operations for assigned visits including liaison activities with all GOU security elements during VIP visits such as POTUS and CODELS.  
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education required:  Completion of secondary school (both O and A' level) is required. 
2.  Work Experience:  Three years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, investigation or surveillance with military or police organisations with a leaning towards management principles is required. 
3.   Language Requirement:  Level III spoken and written English ability and knowledge of at least two local languages is required.
4.   Knowledge:   Must be familiar with GOU security service structure, ability to develop and maintain close relationships with working level officers within the GOU security services.  Must also be familiar with host government criminal and civil procedures, judicial systems, as well as, customs and culture.  Must be familiar with basic physical and procedural security concepts.   Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
5.  Skills:  Must possess excellent judgment, decisiveness, honesty, trustworthiness, flexibility and persistence   Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to work long hours under high stress conditions.  Must be resourceful, possess initiative and know how to solve, independently, many complex problems involving several different entities simultaneously.   Familiar with or have the capacity to learn investigative procedures/applications and proficient in use of personal computer, must have valid local driver's license and must qualify to carry and use a firearm and maintain proficiency are required.

SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that all candidates address the required qualifications above in the application.
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal. 
Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  EFMs who currently hold an EFM appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of that appointment.
HOW TO APPLY
A.  Local applicants (including foreign residents in Uganda with a work permit) should submit:
(i) A completed Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) form;
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae;
(iv) Academic Transcripts and a valid driver's license (if required);
B.    Eligible Family Members should send:
(i) A completed Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) form;
(ii) A current resume;
(iii) Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of
          their Form DD-214 with their application;
(iv)    Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards and copies of
          degrees  earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position
          as listed above.
Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
 Human Resources Office
 Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
 P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
 Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
2. By Fax:
 0414-341-863 - ATTENTION:  HR
3. Or by e-mail:
 KampalaHR@state.gov

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