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Security Investigator (DEA)




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Recruiter: U.S. Embassy Updated on: 2017-09-15 02:10:02
Contract Permanent
Location: Nairobi Available: Immediately
Category: Security / Protective Services / Military Offer: FP-5;FSN-9




The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has an opening for the position of Security Investigator.  The position will be available immediately.

The Position will close on September 14, 2017.


Minimum Requirements

Qualifications Required:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

◊     University degree in law enforcement, social sciences, security studies or humanities is required.

◊     Officers ranked Chief Inspector of Police or above or equivalent, with five years of investigative experience with Kenyan Government, Kenyan police or a private organization is required.

◊     Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level III (good) Kiswahili ability are required.

Other Criteria



Job Specification


 The Incumbent will serve as an additional investigator of the office, working in conjunction with the DEA Attaché and Special Agent.  The position will increase the productivity of the Office, as the Incumbent will serve as a significant liaison with the highest level authorities of the Government of Kenya (GOK) Police, more specifically the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU), as well as other DEA offices both domestically and internationally.  Incumbent will serve as an investigator responsible for conducting complex and sensitive investigations to include all facets of narcotic investigations.  Conducts and maintains liaison with all host government police, law enforcement, and security organizations, and customs/immigration officials.  Develops and maintains liaison with local police, including airport personnel, other security, law enforcement, and government officials. Conducts interviews with DEA Staff and/or ANU personnel.  Provide TDY support for VIP visits or other U.S. delegations as directed by Attaché.  Assists other embassy offices and USG entities as directed by the Attaché.  Be available 24 hours a day to respond to any emergencies or contingencies as directed by the Attaché.

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                   % OF TIME

 The Incumbent will assist the DEA Attaché and Special Agent in conducting sensitive and complex criminal investigations involving international drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s) in Kenya, the United States, the countries under the jurisdiction of the NCO and the Region.


A. Liaison and Investigation Responsibility:                                                                     60%

The Incumbent is responsible for maintaining liaison with law enforcement personnel (especially the ANU) within the GOK.

Assists and advises the DEA in obtaining GOK cooperation involving investigations.

Responsible for assisting with arranging protective security coverage during the visits of USG dignitaries, and participates in the exchange of information relative to criminal threats of Staff and/or confidential sources.

Provides accurate and complete written security assessments for travel to/through all areas of Kenya as directed.

Provides briefings on a wide-range of narcotic investigative topics for Kenya and the NCO’s Area of Responsibilities.

Assists DEA with payments to (stipend) ANU and confidential sources.


B. Miscellaneous Investigative Responsibility:                                                                   20%

Assists with miscellaneous investigations, to include vehicular accidents, and/or other internal investigations, as required by Attaché.

C. Training Assistance Responsibilities:                                                                              20%

Assists DEA Office with coordinating narcotic training presented to the GOK (more specifically the ANU), by processing the necessary paperwork for visa issuance; delivering diplomatic notes to the Foreign Ministry and law enforcement agencies; preparing nominees for travel to the United States or neighboring countries; and performing administrative duties as prescribed by the Attaché.


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.  

(1)   AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2)   AEFM / USEFM
(3)   FS on LWOP** 

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

* This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.    

 Additional Selection Criteria:

To Apply:

1.  Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

2. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
The U.S. Mission in Nairobi 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. The Department of State also strives to

achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity

enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied

Equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such

complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for

prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief. 


1.  Eligible Family Member (EFM): 
    An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:

The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal    guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;

 2.  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified
    position, an
EFM who meets the following criteria: 

  1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
  3. Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for
          purposes of Mission employment: 
    ·         Is a U.S. citizen; and

·         Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

·         Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and

·         Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.

·         Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity

 4.  Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies a  direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service
     member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office
     of the American Institute in Taiwan.  An MOH is:

   A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls 
  outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member.  A MOH does not have to be a U.S.
5. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR)An individual who: 

 NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP. 
6. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who: 

  EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR.  All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are 
  compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).



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