Job Openings at the Embassy

Vacancy Announcement
 

U.S. Mission                                      Asmara

Announcement Number:                 Asmara-2020-01

Position Title:                                    Senior Foreign Service National Investigator

Opening Period:                               February 13, 2020 – February 26, 2020

Series/Grade:                                    LE-0705-9 (FSN-9)
For USEFM/FS:  FP-05 (steps 1- 4).  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office
Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211
E-mail Address:  HR_Asmara@state.gov

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:        Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                   Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Asmara, Eritrea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Foreign Service National Investigator.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  Yes

Duties:  As supervisor of the FSNI Unit in the Regional Security Office (RSO), the Senior Foreign Service National Investigator (SFNI) is the principal security advisor on host country law enforcement and security matters.  The SFNI is responsible for maintaining high-level contacts with local police and other host government security entities; assisting in the protection of post personnel and visiting U.S. government officials; 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

EDUCATION:   Two years of university studies in general coursework is required.

Requirements:

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

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Tigrinya level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.  English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.  (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

A valid Grade 2 Eritrean driver’s license is required. (Driving skills may be tested.)

Ability to maintain extensive contacts at all levels within the host country law enforcement and security agencies.  Ability to conduct sensitive investigations to include handling evidence with utmost discretion.  Ability to train and supervise the work of others.

Ability to draft correspondence and written reports in English. Computer software programs to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

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

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.

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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website at https://er.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/  and Supplemental Narrative Form, which is the last page of this document.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below to

Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address: HR_Asmara@state.gov. Please indicate the position title in the subject line. 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Supplemental Narrative Form
  • Proof of Education
  • Driver’s License
  • Proof of release from National Service 

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

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 Asmara, Eritrea.

 

Supplemental Narrative Form
Senior Foreign Service National Investigator, LE-705-9 (FSN-9; FP-05 (steps 1- 4) *)

 

Name: ____________________________________________________ Date: _____________________

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please use the right side column to explain in detail how you meet the qualification for this vacancy announcement.  This information will be used to determine if you meet the required qualifications for this position.  Information provided on the Supplemental Narrative Form must match information provided on the Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

Qualification requirements My qualifications and how they meet the vacancy announcement requirements.
 
EDUCATION:  Two years of university studies in general coursework is required.
 
EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of five years of law enforcement, military, private security, or investigative work experience is required.
 
LANGUAGE Tigrinya level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.  English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.  This may be tested.
 
A valid Grade 2 Eritrean driver’s license is required. (Driving skills may be tested.)  

 

Ability to maintain extensive contacts at all levels within the host country law enforcement and security agencies. Ability to conduct sensitive investigations to include handling evidence with utmost discretion. Ability to train and supervise the work of others.
Ability to draft correspondence and written reports in English. Computer software programs to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

 

 

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