US Embassy Harare: Security Investigator


OPEN TO:                                          All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION:                                 SECURITY INVESTIGATOR FSN-8, FP 6
OPENING DATE:                          OCTOBER 21, 2015
CLOSING DATE:                          NOVEMBER 4, 2015
WORK HOURS:                            Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY:                                    Ordinarily Resident (OR): $ 28,409 p.a. FSN-8
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): $ 39,166* p.a.  FP-6*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT:         This is a temporary position not to exceed two and a half years from date of hire.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under direction of the Site Security Manager (SSM) incumbent performs a full range of security functions in support of the New Embassy Compound’s (NEC) OBO construction security program, to include investigations, police liaison, and collection of security-related information.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – SECURITY INVESTIGATOR
  •  Conducts various pre-employment background investigations in Harare as designated by the NEC SSM or embassy Regional Security Office (RSO).  (50% of time)
  • Coordinates with the Harare RSO in ensuring police checks are completed on all site workers.  (5% of time)
  • Provides liaison with the Harare RSO and Zimbabwe police officials regarding pertinent threat and protective intelligence information, keeping the SSM informed of all potential threats or perceived vulnerabilities involving the NEC. (10% of time)
  • Coordinates scheduling of worker interviews with Human Resources or Administrative officials from construction companies working the NEC. (5% of time)
  • Documents all findings in finalized investigative reports.  Maintains accurate records systems for all workers and investigations at the NEC.  (15% of time)
  • Conducts other investigations as directed by the SSM in support of security of NEC site, materials and staff. (5% of time)
  • Provides relevant security briefings to employees cleared to work at the NEC.  (5% of time)
  • Provides the SSM with local knowledge for procurement and other essentials in support of NEC security (5% of time).
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
  •  EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary schooling is required.
  •  EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible investigative work with military, police or private security organization is required.  Two years of which requires administrative work such as writing reports and/or maintaining investigative files.
  •  LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Shona/Ndebele is required.  Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.
  •  JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Incumbent must have knowledge of basic criminal and background investigations procedures, a working knowledge of security policies and procedures, local laws and legal and court proceedings in Harare.
  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website atharare.usembassy.gov and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office – Telephone 263-4-250593 Ext 4622/4991
SELECTION PROCESS: 
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1)  USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2)  USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3)  FS on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
  •  Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  • Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  •  Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
 HOW TO APPLY: 
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
  • Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above); and
  • Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
 IMPORTANT: 
 Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office:   Nicholas H. Reynolds, HR Officer / Estelle Miller, HR Clerk
Mailing Address:                  P O Box 3340, Harare
                                                172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
                                                Harare
FAX Number:                        263-4-796488
E-mail Address:                    [email protected]
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