Investigator job at U.S. Embassy

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Jobs at:

U.S. Embassy

Deadline of this Job:
15 February 2023

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed



The incumbent will liaise with high level host nation officials primarily in Tanzania also in Burundi, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries. S/he will develop and maintain liaison with local police, airport personnel, other security and government officials. Conducts interviews with DEA staff and provide TDY support for VIP visits. Must be available 24 hours a day to respond to any emergencies or contingencies as directed by the Attaché. The position will help the Attaché manage the DEA Vetted Unit (VU). S/he will assist in overseeing the day to day management, hiring, firing, and evaluation of VU personnel.

A. Managerial, Liaison, and Investigations Responsibility: 80%

The incumbent is responsible for maintaining liaison with law enforcement personnel within the GOT and aforementioned countries.

Assists and advises the DEA in obtaining GOT 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.

Lead and guide the VU in sensitive and complex investigations with close coordination of prosecutors in both the United States and Tanzania.

The incumbent is responsible for managerial oversight of the vetted unit. Provide expert opinions on personnel, participate in the vetting process, and provide expert advice to the Attaché in personnel issues in the VU and evaluate the performance of members.

B. Training Assistance Responsibilities: 10%

Assists the DEA Office with Coordinating Narcotic training presented to the GOT 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 DEA Attaché.

C. Miscellaneous Responsibilities: 10%

Assist in the oversight of DEA and VU vehicles. Ensure the paperwork is properly maintained. Assist with Leahy Vetting and writing detailed reports.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience: Officer rank Assistant Superintendent of Police or above, with five years (three in narcotics) of investigative experience with the Tanzanian government, police, or private organization is required.

Education Requirements:

Education: University Degree in law enforcement, social sciences, security studies, or humanities required.


Language: Fluent (reading, speaking, and writing) in English is required and Fluent (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kiswahili is required.  “This may be tested”

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Valid B & D Driving License 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


Agency Benefits:

Benefits:  The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.


1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


3. 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.

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

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Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or 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:

  • University Degree in law enforcement, social sciences, security studies, or humanities required – Certificate
  • Valid B & D Driver’s License
  • Proof of Citizenship (National Identification Card, Voters Identification Card or Passport)
  • Other Document
  • Other Document 2



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