The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Investigative Assistant - U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)
Announcement Number: Lagos-2020-041 Location: Lagos
Series / Grade: FP - 0705 7
Promotion Potential: FP-7
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Appointment Type: Temporary
Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 07. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies
Security Clearance Required: Top Secret
Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Occasional travel may be required to support investigative and capacity building initiatives
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 Office-Investigator (ARSO-I).
The job holder provide investigative, analytical, and administrative support in the operation of Diplomatic Security (DS), Overseas Criminal Investigation (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
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of administrative, investigative analysis, legal, or law enforcement-related experience is required.
Education Requirements: Two years of general college or university study is required.
Evaluations: This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
Language: Fluency in Speaking / Reading / Writing in English is required.
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
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria 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.
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.
Hiring Preference Order:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
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.
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
Copy of Orders / Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Residency and / or Work Permit
Degree with transcript
Certificate or License (if applicable)
DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information - The complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.