PC-5616 – Security Investigator, FSN-8, FP-6*
This is a non-sensitive position requiring a non-sensitive certification.
February 22, 2016
March 7, 2016
Full-time: 40 hours/week for Not Ordinarily Resident
Full-time: 35 hours/week for Ordinarily Resident
Ordinarily Resident: € 39.853,00 gross p.a. (starting salary)
Not Ordinarily Resident: final salary will be confirmed by Washington based on applicants’ qualifications and prior work experience**
* Actual grade and salary will be based on the qualifications of the applicant
** Overseas Comparability Pay will apply if an FMA appointment
The U.S. Tri-Mission in France is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the RSO and Chief Security Investigator, the incumbent serves as a Foreign Service National performing personnel security background investigations, threat investigations, as well as investigations on behalf of various U.S. government agencies relating to fraud and violation of law. She/he supports visiting U.S. dignitaries by assisting protective detail personnel, aides in the completion of security surveys, processes diplomatic notes, provides interpretation and police coordination, and provides motorcade coordination. The incumbent fosters and maintains liaison with French police officials at all levels.
A copy of the full position description is available from the Human Resources Office.
1) Applicants are required to submit their cover letter(s) and signed DS-174 form(s) and cover letter(s) in English and French if a position is advertised with an English and French Language Level of 3/3 or higher (standard resumes are no longer accepted).
2) Applicants are required to submit the proof of the required education level.
3) Applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Items 1-5 are all required.
At least a two years of post-secondary diploma in general coursework such as English, psychology, sociology, political science, ethics, logic, religion, comparative cultures, criminal justice, forensics, or other general electives is required.
Substitution of experience for education: High School diploma and at least seven years of experience in law enforcement, military, or government or private security organizations are required.
2. Prior Work Experience:
A minimum of five years of experience in law enforcement, military, or government or private security organizations is required.
3. Language proficiency (These may be tested):
English (Writing-Reading-Speaking), Level-3 – Good Working Knowledge is required.
French (Writing-Reading-Speaking), Level-4 – Fluency is required.
4. Knowledge (These may be tested):
Knowledge of security principles for the protection of people, property, and information is required.
Knowledge of investigative and interviewing techniques is required.
5. Skills and abilities (These may be tested):
Must have strong abilities in communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Must possess a valid French driver's license (permis “B”).
Ability to use MS Word and Outlook is required.
Ability to work independently and rapidly make decisions that affect the security and safety of others is required.
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA (see definitions):
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current Ordinarily Resident 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 (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment, unless currently hired into a position with a “When Actually Employed” (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application package will not be considered.
- Applicants who claim EFM or MOH status must include in the cover letter accompanying their application that they are claiming EFM/MOH status, their present nationality, and name and employing section/agency of their sponsoring family member.
- 2. Applicants are required to submit their cover letter(s) and signed DS-174 form(s) in English and French if a position is advertised with an English and French Language Level of 3/3 or higher (standard resumes are no longer accepted).
- DS-174 in English and French are available on our website: http://france.usembassy.gov/employment.html
- 3. Applicants are required to submit their cover letter in English and French if a position is advertised with an English and French Language Level of 3/3 or higher.
- 4. Proof of the required education level.
- Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, driver license) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
- IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office Jerome and Lucie
Mailing Address: ParisRecruitment@state.gov
Please send your application only by email.