Friday, 22 January 2016

Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) at the U.S. Consulate

The U.S. Consulate in Lagos is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) in LEGAT Office, Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI)

Ref: FBIL05
Location: Lagos - Legal Office

Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent serve as an advisor to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on security matters.
  • S/he assists with investigating leads and shape FBI dealings with external contacts, particularly external groups with a definitive impact on regional and U.S. national interest.
  • Will conduct investigations in the areas where agents are prohibited from traveling due to security restrictions and concerns.
  • Additionally, s/he would be part of initiative to address the rising counter-terrorism and cyber threats emanating from West Africa, fill a critical need for addressing leads, and acts as advisor to the Legatt by providing sound and expert advice and judgment on a wide variety of matters related to host county security services, politics, history and culture.
Position Requirements
All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.
  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Criminology or Law is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of prior work experience as a law enforcement officer is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) of one Nigeria major languages (Yoruba, Hausa
  • or Igbo) is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the local and national culture as well as general understanding of Nigeria external environment, political, and legal sectors, and the key law enforcement players is required.
  • Must have advanced security and law enforcement experience in the country to understand the security apparatus of Government of Nigeria. Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships among an extensive contact list within various GON (Government of Nigeria) security agencies.
  • Ability to respond immediately to any security incident or crisis that may occur, including use of firearm. Must have a valid Nigeria driver license.
Selection Process
  • When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
Additional Selection Criteria
  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.
Salary: OR -
 Ordinary Resident - N6,115,042 p.a. (Starting basic salary) 
Position Grade: FSN-08

In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident - AEFM - US$46,093,
EFM/MOH - US$39,558, (Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-06

Application Closing Date

4th February, 2015.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174)or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  • Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Note: All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration. a U.S. citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under COM Authority does have to be officially assigned to post.