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jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Job Opportunity : Foreign Service National Investigator


Vacancy Details
Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency: Embassy Yaounde
Position Title: Senior Foreign Service National Investigator (SFSNI)
Open Period: 12/09/2022 - 12/23/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 0705 9
Salary: XAF FCFA16,396,963
Work Schedule: Full-time -
Promotion Potential: LE-9

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:  No
For More Info:
    HR Section

Hiring Path:
    • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    All Interested Applicants / All Sources. For USEFM - FP is 5 (steps 1 through 4)
Security Clearance Required:
    Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

    We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

    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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


As supervisor of the Foreign Service National Investigation (FSNI) Unit in the Regional Security Office (RSO), the Senior Foreign Service National Investigator (SFSNI) is the principal security advisor on host country law enforcement and security matters.  The SFSNI is responsible for maintaining high-level contacts with local police and other host government security entities; assisting in the protection of post personnel and visiting United States government officials; obtaining and reporting on information concerning potential security threats to post personnel, facilities, or information; managing the local staff security briefing program and other RSO programs and initiatives; conducting sensitive investigations.

Qualifications and Evaluations


    EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of five years of law enforcement, military, private security, or investigative work experience is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE:  A working knowledge of documentary sources of information and familiarity with local and regional laws regarding marriage, divorce, adoption, and military service. (This may be tested).
Education Requirements:

    A Bachelor’s degree in criminal law or any security related field is required.

    LANGUAGE:  Fluent (Reading/Writing/Speaking) English and French is required. (This may be tested).


        Must have a valid driver’s license.

        Ability to maintain extensive contacts at all levels within the host country law enforcement and security agencies

        Ability to conduct sensitive investigations to include handling evidence with utmost discretion

        Ability to train and supervise the work of others

        Ability to draft correspondence and written reports in English

        Computer software programs to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

    (These may be tested).

    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.

    Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

    Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon 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.
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*
    2. AEFM / USEFM
    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.

How to Apply:

    All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

    To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
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:
    • Degree or
    • Degree with transcript
    • Driver’s License
    • Other Document


    Certificate or License

    Eligible Family Member Applicants:
    • Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Passport copy
    • 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 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.

    Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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