US Embassy Jobs – FSN Security Investigator

Job Title: FSN Security Investigator; FP-7; FSN-7
Organisation: U. S. Mission Embassy in Uganda
Number:  057/2012      Date: 10/02/2012
Position Location:  Chancery (RSO)

The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of FSN Security Investigator. 
Note:  All applicants who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

Basic Function of Position: Position reports to the RSO and three ARSOs through the Chief Security Investigator (C/FSNI) and performs all Regional Security Office responsibilities delegated to Post’s Foreign Service National Investigator’s (FSNI) Program. 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 agencies.  Assists in the coordination of VIP protection operations for assigned visits including liaison activities with all GOU security elements during VIP visits such as POTUS and CODELS.  

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

Qualifications and Experience
Note:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education required:  Completion of secondary school (both O and A’ level) is required. 
Work Experience:  Three years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, investigation or surveillance with military or police organisations with a leaning towards management principles is required. 
Language Requirement:  Level III (Good working knowledge) spoken and written English ability and knowledge of at least two local languages is required.
Knowledge:   Must be familiar with GOU security service structure, ability to develop and maintain close relationships with working level officers within the GOU security services.  Must also be familiar with host government criminal and civil procedures, judicial systems, as well as, customs and culture.  Must be familiar with basic physical and procedural security concepts.   Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
Skills:  Must possess excellent judgment, decisiveness, honesty, trustworthiness, flexibility and persistence   Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to work long hours under high stress conditions.  Must be resourceful, possess initiative and know how to solve, independently, many complex problems involving several different entities simultaneously.   Familiar with or have the capacity to learn investigative procedures/applications and proficient in use of personal computer, must have valid local driver’s license and must qualify to carry and use a firearm and maintain proficiency are required.
How to Apply:
Human Resources Office
By email at
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline: 16th October, 2012
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