U.S. Embassy Ghana Foreign Service National Investigator - Jobs in Ghana

U.S. Embassy Ghana Foreign Service National Investigator - Jobs in Ghana


Under the supervision of Senior FSN-I, the incumbent serves as a Foreign Service National Investigator (FSN-I) on Ghana drug-related laws and investigations by providing investigative support to all US Government law enforcement agencies through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office. She/he provides assistance to Country Attaché, Special Agents, Analyst, and Senior FSN-I in conducting criminal investigations related to narcotics and other transnational crime. The FSN-I will assist with vehicle maintenance, driving DEA staff, and assisting with DEA meeting with Ghanaian counterparts.

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in police/criminal intelligence work or equivalent amount of time in an investigative or intelligence gathering position in drug law enforcement and emerging investigative techniques and law enforcement regulations is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    This position requires the knowledge of host country laws pertaining to drug law enforcement, and extraditions; knowledge of complex investigative techniques and a good knowledge of surrounding countries is required,

    Education Requirements:

  • Completion of bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law, Sociology/Social Science, International relations, or Public Administration is required.


    Fluency in English Reading/Writing/Speaking and French (Fluent IV) written and spoken is required. ( This may be tested)

    Skills and Abilities:

    This position requires excellent computer skills, interpersonal skills, and communication abilities. Must have knowledge of legal proceedings, investigative techniques, surveillance techniques and ability to use security equipment, perform data analysis, and evidence gathering. Must have organizational skills and analytical skills, customer service skills, must possess at least driver license grade “B”.

    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.


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

    Benefits and Other Info

    Agency Benefits:

    Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana 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:

    For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

    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

    Hiring Preference Order:

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


  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights


    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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

    How to Apply:

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

    To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

    All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Language Scores (if available)

  • Driver’s License

  • Certificate or License

    Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Passport copy

  • 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 more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Ghana Foreign Service National Investigator - Jobs in Ghana

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