Assistant Security Investigator Career Opportunity – United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:          Assistant Security Investigator
Organisation: United States
US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: FSN-7
(Starting at Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number:
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years. 
Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to
Uganda.  The Mission is composed of
several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy
and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Assistant
Security Investigator performs specific tasks and Regional Security Office
responsibilities delegated to Post’s Foreign Service National Investigator’s
(FSNI) Program. The incumbent 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
Key Duties and
Background Investigations (70%)
The Assistant Security Investigator initiates
background investigation cases, which include new cases and revalidation cases
of FSNs, PSCs, and Ugandan security contractors assigned to the U.S. Embassy in
Baghdad, Iraq.
The incumbent follows up these cases with the
contracted USDH background investigators to ensure that all requirements are
full filled and cases are then closed. Other cases are also reviewed for
completion, such as accidents, suspected persons, suspected vehicles, fraud,
and other cases assigned to the office.
Investigator for the Regional Security Office (25%)
The Assistant Security Investigator conducts
simple and complex investigations, which could involve theft, pilferage,
malfeasance, and threats or security incidents and robberies involving official
US personnel. Incumbent will conduct suitability for employment background
investigations and maintain investigative files on the backgrounds of all
national employees employed by the US Mission.
Through the above mentioned liaison capacity,
incumbent will utilize resources of the host government security services to
aid in the investigative process.
The investigative success will many times be
dependent upon incumbents “access” to host country information. Incumbent will
utilize a number of techniques to include interviewing, researching, and
compiling and accurate interpretation of facts to achieve investigative
Some of these investigations will be extremely
sensitive and necessitate the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
Police and security liaison for the regional security office (5%)
The Assistant Security Investigator must be
capable of maintaining contact with personnel at all levels of the Ugandan
security services, up to and including the Inspector General of the National
Police and Commissioner of Immigration.
Due to the severe nature of the threats against
the US Mission, the level, diversity, relative importance and extent to which
the incumbent is required to develop and maintain outside contacts is critical
to the continued security of the US
The incumbent will assist liaise with Ugandan
security services at large, public events taking place on US Mission property
(e.g. GSO warehouse) or taking place at a private location (e.g. USMC Ball at a
The incumbent is the primary link between that
RSO and the host country provided Bodyguard Detail for the Chief of Mission.
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
The applicants for the United US Embassy
Assistant Security Investigator career opportunity should have completed
secondary school (both O’ and A’ levels) is required.
At least three years of progressively
responsible experience in law enforcement, investigation or surveillance with a
military or police organization with a leaning towards management principles is
Working knowledge of documentary sources of
information and familiarity with local laws pertaining to criminal law, fraud
management, marriage and military service is required.
Good understanding of the local traffic laws and
area traffic patterns.
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in use of
personal computer (Microsoft programs)
Ability to exercise initiative, be resourceful
in obtaining information or evidence, draft concise reports in English; and
develop and maintain contacts with various security and law enforcement
agencies is required.
Must have valid local driver’s license for
combined types of vehicles.
Language Proficiency: Level III
English ability and level II spoken ability of at least two local languages is
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should
send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
Download a completed and signed Universal
Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download it Here.
Any additional documentation that supports or
addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Your application will
be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of
standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a
single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should
not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are
applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 13th
September 2016
The US Mission in Kampala 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.  The
Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all
personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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