Security Investigator Job at US Embassy in Uganda

Job Title: FSN Security Investigator
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

Number:  062/2012      Date: 10/18/2012

OPEN TO:                     All Qualified Candidates
OPENING DATE:           October 18, 2012
CLOSING DATE:           October 31, 2012
POSITION TITLE:          FSN Security Investigator; FP-7; FSN-7
HOURS OF WORK:        Full time; 40 hours /week
 The American Embassy is seeking 2 individuals for the position of FSN Security Investigators.  Positions are temporary not to exceed one year.
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.

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. 
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

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 (Good working knowledge) 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.

After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited for oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment 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.


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.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.  Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.  Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Human Resources Office
By email at
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Deadline: 31st Oct 2012


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