Security Investigator

US Embassy Nepal

The mission of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal is to assist Nepal’s development as a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic nation that contributes positively to regional stability.  In pursuit of this goal, the United States encourages multi-party democracy, including respect for human rights and the rule of law, and sustainable, market-oriented, and private-sector-led economic development.  In addition, the Embassy seeks Nepal’s…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary 1923392 / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category Safety and Security
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Sep 18, 2022

Job Description

Announcement Number:Kathmandu-2022-032
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title: Security Investigator (Senior Foreign Service National Investigator)- All Interested Applicants
Open Period:09/16/2022 – 09/30/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+5.75
Series/Grade: LE – 0705 9
Salary: NPR ₨1,923,392
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:LE-9
Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in

Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
HRatPost@state.gov
Overview
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants/All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for this position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-05.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:
The U.S. Mission in Kathmandu is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator (Senior Foreign Service National Investigator) . This vacancy is open to all interested applicants.

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
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel
Occasional travel may be required.

Duties
The Senior Foreign Service National Investigator (S/FSNI) provides oversight on background investigations of local staff and contractors, as well as other types of investigations. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining contacts with local police and other host government security entities. The incumbent manages the local staff security briefing program and other RSO programs and initiatives. As and when needed, the incumbent travels to different cities in the country to coordinate with local authorities to facilitate VIP travels.

Required Qualification & Experience

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of law enforcement, military, private security, or investigative work experience is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of documentary sources of information and familiarity with local and regional laws regarding various documentation process is required.

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

Evaluations:
These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities)

LANGUAGE: Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required. Fluent speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required.

Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Valid local Class B driving license is required. Ability to maintain extensive contacts at all levels within the host country law enforcement and security agencies is required. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required.

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.

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

Benefits and Other Info
Benefits:
Agency Benefits:
Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate during job offer.

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 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”), 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.

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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

To apply, please click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the application process.

For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:

ERA information page-Internet site:

https://np.usembassy.gov/jobs/

Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

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:

Proof of Citizenship
Transcript
Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
List of References

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, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu.

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