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Vacancy At The U.S. Consulate General, Lagos

Date Posted: 14/Nov/2013
Deadline: 26/Nov/2013


The U.S. Consulate General, Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified

candidate for the position of Criminal Fraud Investigator in the Regional Security Office



Incumbent will conduct criminal investigations throughout Nigeria and the surrounding

region, reporting to the Assistant Regional Security Officer-Investigations Unit (ARSO-I)

as part of the Overseas Criminal Investigators (OCI) program. S/he may be called upon

to provide court depositions or testimony as part of Nigerian criminal prosecutions.

Incumbent will also plan and conduct anti-fraud training programs for post staff and host

nation personnel; liaise with U.S. and Nigerian government and law enforcement

officials; collect, analyze and disseminate criminal intelligence; and independently

conduct the post criminal investigation program in the absence of the ARSO-I.

To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:


NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with

specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will

not be considered.

1. College degree from a recognized college or university in the fields of law

enforcement, criminal justice, law, criminology, forensics, social sciences,

journalism. Minimum of six months of formal professional training in the fields of

investigation, criminal justice, law enforcement, security, fraud/loss prevention,

and/or consular work is required.

2. Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the fields of investigator,

criminal justice, law enforcement, fraud/loss prevention, security and/or consular

work is required.

3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading in English is required.

4. In-depth working knowledge of Nigeria travel documents required. Basic knowledge

of security features for travel documents originating from other countries and

familiarity with fraud analysis techniques recommended.

5. Ability to operate with little to no supervision in dynamic and hazardous



When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S.

Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically

address the required qualifications above in the application.


1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status

in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs

Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report

are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment

(FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar

days of their employment.

5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are

ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their

employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed

(WAE) work schedule.


Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application

will not be considered:

1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum

vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.

2. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form

DD-214 with their application.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned)

that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

4. A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position,

and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job

title and announcement number on the application letter.


Embassy of the United States of America

Human Resources Office

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive

Central District Area


Or submit to [email protected]


Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4280


1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) For purposes of receiving a

preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

· US Citizen; and,

· EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,

· Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service

member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM

authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:

1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post

of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan;


2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA)

location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

2. EFM: An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following


· Spouse;

· Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is

incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring,

stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the

employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal

guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and

normally residing with the guardian.

3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire

Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S.

Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in

Taiwan. An MOH is:

· Not an EFM; and,

· Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,

· Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part

of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other

relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory

definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.

4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

· Is not a citizen of the host country; and,

· Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,

· Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,

· Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:

· Is locally resident; and,

· Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,

· Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including

US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.


The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment

opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement


The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have

been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.

Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate

grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts

for relief.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Closing Date: November 26, 2013
Position: Criminal Fraud Investigator - Lagos (PDF 164KB)


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