Security Investigator | Kampala 2019-022-RA1 | Closing: November 02, 2019


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala 2019-022-RA1

Position Title:                         Security Investigator

Opening Period:                   10/22/2019 – 11/02/2019

Series/Grade:                         0901 FSN 07/FP-7

Salary:                                     UGX 43,689,534

For More Info:              

Who May Apply:                     All Interested Applicants / All Sources.

(Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:          This position is a limited duration contract position which will end in approximately 3 years, in accordance with the OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project completion date.

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

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Investigator.

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

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Site Security Manager (SSM).  S/he serves as the Local Security Investigator (FSNI) for all local security related investigative activities, associated with the construction of the U.S. Embassy’s NOX/SPX Project (OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project). Conducts back ground checks for all local applicants seeking employment with U.S. Embassy under its NOX/SPX Project. Coordinates security activities of the local security guard force and the Site Security Manager. This position is a limited duration contract position which will end in approximately 3 years, in accordance with the U.S. Embassy NOX/SPX Project completion date.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of both “O” and “A” level education from an accredited institution is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Three years of progressive work experience in law enforcement, investigative or surveillance work with military, police or private security organizations is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A good working knowledge of Uganda’s criminal and civil procedures, judicial systems as well as customs and cultures. Knowledge of Ugandan laws concerning; – marriage, divorce, adoption and invasion of privacy. Knowledge of the U.S. Government’s/ Department of State’s security policies and procedures.


LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/writing/reading of English is required.  Level II (Limited Knowledge) speaking of Luganda, Runyakitara or Swahili is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  This may be tested.

Must possess excellent judgment, decisiveness, honesty, trustworthiness, flexibility and persistence.  Must be computer literate and able to use Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft word, Access, Outlook and Excel. Be skilled in defensive driving and possess a valid driver’s license class B, DL & CM.  Ability to develop and maintain contacts with working level officers from various security agencies (Military, Police & Private Security Organizations). Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining information or evidence. Ability to draft reports in precise English. Good communication skills. Must be flexible and able to work weekends/ longer hours when required. Ability to lift objects worth 30-50 pounds.

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

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.

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.


(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”), 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: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below

  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

What to Expect Next:  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 Uganda.