Overview

Investigative Assistant (Nairobi)

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

Requirements:

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

Education Requirements:

Education:   Two years of general college or university study is required.

Evaluations:

Language:  English (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.  This may be tested.

Skills and Ability: Attention to detail and accuracy required as well as proficiency in Microsoft Suite to include PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and in house applications such as MyData, and MyServices. Ability to prioritize and organize tasks to accomplish the workload. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are mandatory to develop cooperative working relationships. Could work flexible hours and in different sections at short notice. Requires a non sensitive Public Trust security clearance.

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 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 and Other Info

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:
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.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Embassy of The United States

The Embassy of the United States of America to Kenya, located in Nairobi, is home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya. The embassy opened in central Nairobi on 2 March 1964, when the United States established diplomatic relations with Kenya.