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Security Investigator Vacancy in American Embassy

American Embassy announced Security Investigator vacancy, See details below:

Security Investigator (Foreign Service National Investigator)

  • Announcement Number: Kathmandu-2023-052
  • Hiring Agency: Embassy Kathmandu
  • Position Title: Security Investigator (Foreign Service National Investigator)- All Interested Applicants
  • Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75
  • Series/Grade: LE – 0705 8
  • Salary: NPR ₨ 1,820,073 /Per Year
  • Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
  • Promotion Potential: LE-8
  • Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Kathmandu, NP
  • Telework Eligible: No


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants/All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for this position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-06.

  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period and continued funding availability.
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Kathmandu is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator (Foreign Service National Investigator). This vacancy is open to all interested applicants.

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 of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel. Occasional travel may be required.


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: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in law enforcement, military, private security, or investigation is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the local and regional judicial system including criminal laws and procedures, and laws regarding marriage divorce, adoption and military service is required. Knowledge of investigative techniques is required.

Education Requirements:

Two years of university studies is required.


These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities)

LANGUAGE: Good Working Knowledge speaking/reading/writing English is required. Fluent speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Valid local Class B driving license is required. Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting 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.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate during job offer.

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.

Hiring Preference Order:

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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance. Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

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Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

Proof of Citizenship
Residency permit (if applicable)
Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
List of References
Driving license
Eligible Family Member Applicants:

Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Last Date to Apply: 12/26/2023

For More Info:
HR Section
[email protected]

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