31 Mar 2021

Security Investigator at U.S Embassy Dar Es Salaam

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Job Description


Investigation: 60%

Conducts background investigations on candidates for employment and on local contractors to determine suitability for business.

Conducts research on behalf of other U.S. law enforcement agencies for criminal investigation.

Liaison: 20%

Develops and maintains contacts with local government authorities, the police and other law enforcement and private security entities to protect the security of post personnel, coordinate U.S. dignitary visits, and facilitates international conferences.

Coordinates with local authorities by traveling to different cities in the country to facilitate VIP visits to those locations.

Assists post employees involved in crimes and accidents to coordinate with local police.

Threat Analysis: 10%

Gathers and evaluates intelligence information concerning threats against post personnel, facilities, or information.

Works with local contacts to receive and verify criminal, counterintelligence, terrorist or other threat information.

Monitors trends in significant criminal and terrorist activities and any relevant socio-political developments in country and produces analytical reports on the impact of these developments on the post security environment.

Administrative work: 10%

Maintains staff briefing and debriefing records and vehicle fuel usage logs.

Performs translation service for RSO when required.

*Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in law enforcement, military, private security, or investigation is required.



Good working knowledge of the local and regional judicial system including criminal laws and procedures, and laws regarding marriage divorce, adoption and military service.

Detailed knowledge of investigative techniques and security databases.

Education Requirements:

A minimum of two (2) years University Studies is required.

LANGUAGE: Good working Knowledge in English (spoken/written/reading) is required and Fluent Kiswahili (spoken/written/reading) Is required. (this may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A valid driver’s license is required. (Class B & D)

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.

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Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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.

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Closing Date : 29th April, 2021.

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