Security Investigator at the U.S. Mission to Nigeria

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria | Title: Security Investigator -Employee of Mission All/or USEFMs, EFMS, or MOHs (Senior Foreign Service National – Investigator)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-009
Location: Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 0705 9
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-9
Telework Eligible: No

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:  For USEFM – FP is 5/1. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.. 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 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • The incumbent is the principal security advisor on Nigeria law enforcement and security matters. S/he is responsible for maintaining high-level contacts with local police and other Nigeria security entities; assisting in the protection of post personnel and visiting U.S. government official; obtaining and reporting on information concerning potential security threats to post, personnel, facilities, or information; managing the local staff security briefing program and other RSO programs and initiatives; conducting sensitive investigations.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

  • Experience:  Minimum of five years of law enforcement, military, private security, or investigative work experience is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of documentary sources of information and familiarity with local and regional laws regarding marriage, divorce, adoption and military service.
  • Good working knowledge of security policies and procedures is required.
  • A good understanding of RSO’S interaction with counterpart agencies at post.

Education Requirements:

  • Two years of university studies is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
  • Language:  Fluency in Reading/Writing/Speaking English is required.

Skills And Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain extensive contacts at all levels within Nigeria law enforcement and security agencies is required.
  • Ability to conduct sensitive investigations to include handling evidence with utmost discretion is required.
  • Ability to train and supervisor the work of other is required.
  • Ability to draft correspondence and written reports in English is required.
  • Proficiency in computer software programs to include Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license.

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 Abuja, Nigeria 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:

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

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.

Salary
NGN10,908,677 or USD47,619 / Year

Application Closing Date
16th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Important Notice

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret 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:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree with transcript
  • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000 [email protected]