US Embassy Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Investigative Assistants

US Embassy Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Investigative Assistants

Duties

Basic Function of the Position:

The Investigative Assistant (IA) assists in an array of sensitive and complex criminal investigations related to document fraud, human smuggling, trafficking in persons, and other criminal issues as directed by the Assistant Regional Security Officer- Investigator (ARSO-I).

The job holder provides investigative, analytical, and administrative support in the operation of the Diplomatic Security (DS) Overseas Criminal Investigations (OCI) program at post.

The job holder updates the ongoing investigations database in Department of State (DOS) computer systems, and controls access of sensitive information. The IA must be able to obtain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Minimum of three (3) years of administrative, investigative analysis, legal, or law enforcement-related experience is required.

    Education Requirements:

  • Two years of general college or university study is required.

    Evaluations:
  • Language: English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

    Qualifications:
  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass 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.

    Benefits:

    Agency 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.
  • 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.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th May 2019
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top-Secret Security clearance.
  • Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following link for consideration:
    https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/ken/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms
  • Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.

    Required Documents:

  • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
  • DS-174
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references
  • College or University Degree
  • 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 Nairobi.
  • For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Investigative Assistants

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