US Embassy In Kenya Job Vacancy : Security Investigator


Note: All Ordinarily Resident Applicants Who Are Not Kenyan Citizens Must Have The Required Work And/Or Permanent Residency Permits To Be Eligible For Consideration

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

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.

Incumbent will conduct and maintain liaison with all host government police, law enforcement, and security organizations, and customs/immigration officials, including airport personnel. Incumbent will also conduct interviews with DEA Staff and/or ANU personnel, provide TDY support for VIP visits or other U.S. delegations as directed by Attaché, assist other embassy offices and USG entities as directed by the Attaché, and be available 24 hours a day to respond to any emergencies or contingencies as directed by the Attaché.

Security Investigator Job Qualifications

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.
  • Must have knowledge of Kenyan government documentation and procedures; criminal law including criminal procedure code; the Evidence Act; Narcotic Investigation; methods of obtaining evidence within Kenyan law.
  • Must have knowledge of word processing and e-mail.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

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.
  • Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official.

How to Apply

Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following for consideration of the application:

Attach other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

The U.S. Embassy Nairobi Human Resources Office encourages interested job applicants to apply for any of our open positions!

Please note applications can only be received from the on-line recruitment service. Deadline is September 14th 2017.