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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2019
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2019
  • A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Security Investigator - (All Interested Candidates)

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2019-032
    Location: Lagos
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
    Series/Grade: LE - 0705 8
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
    Promotion Potential: LE-8
    Telework Eligible: No


    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
    • 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.
    • Supervisory Position: No
    • Appointment Type: Permanent
    • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
    • Travel Required: Not Required

    Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

    • For USEFM - FS is 06. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

    Summary - 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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

    Basic Function of the Position

    • The incumbent reports directly to the Senior Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) and conducts background investigations of new and existing locally employed staff as well as sponsored contract staff.
    • The FSNI conducts special investigation, maintains police high level liaison and performs security supports of Consulate events and travel program.

    Requirements, Qualifications and Evaluations

    • Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in investigative work with a military, police or private organization is required.
    • Job Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and techniques of investigation is required. Thorough and current knowledge of Nigeria's security environment and workings of the various security organizations is required.
    • Education Requirements: College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School

    Evaluations - This may be tested:

    • Language: Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa is required.
    • Skills And Abilities: Ability to maintain extensive contacts with officials of various local agencies including the Police. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information and to report facts accurately in a logical, concise and objective manner. Must have a valid Nigeria driver's license.
    • 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 Lagos, Nigeria 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:

    • 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:
      • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
      • AEFM / USEFM
      • 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”), 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.


    • NGN N8,383,885 per annum
    • USD $41,081 per annum.

    Method of Application

    Required Documents:

    • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • Driver’s License
    • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

    Next Steps/Important Notice

    • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
    • 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 Lagos, Abuja.
    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
    • For More Info: HR Section via: 09-461-4000 and
    Interested and qualified? Go to US Embassy on to apply
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