Security Investigator

Full Time

U.S. Embassy


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator.

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


Working in the Regional Security Office (RSO), the Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) conducts security investigations and maintains liaison with local police and other security and law enforcement officials. The FSNI assists the RSO team in coordinating protection for post personnel and visiting U.S. government officials, obtaining and reporting on information concerning potential security threats to post personnel, facilities, or information.

Qualifications and Evaluations


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

Note: Please upload all copies of your work experience under “Other Document 1 or 2”

Education Requirements:

  • Education: A minimum of two (2) years of University studies is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under “University Degree”


LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested).

Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required (This may be tested).

(You are required to pass the English Placement Test (EPT) that is conducted by the Human Resources Office).

Skills and Abilities: (These may be tested)

  • A valid Ethiopian II grade driver’s license is required. Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to conduct investigations with the utmost discretion
  • Ability to draft correspondence and reports in English; and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.

Note: Please upload the driver’s license under “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 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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.


  • 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 the 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 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.

How to Apply

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

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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Deadline: June 26, 2024

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