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Announcement Number: 28C Security Investigator Supervisor

Announcement Number: 28C

Vacancy announcement number (28B) dated August 22, 2010, is hereby re-advertised to read the following:

Applicants who applied for Vacancy Announcement No. 28B do not need to reapply as their applications will be considered valid for this Vacancy Announcement.

Open to:

All Interested Candidates.


Security Investigator Supervisor, LES-10(1); FP-5(2)

Opening Date:

December 2, 2010

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Work Hours:

Full-time; 40 hours/week


  1. Mission Policy is to hire LES employees at step 1 of the grade. The current annual salary for an LES-10, step 1 is L.E. 110,047.
  2. Actual FP grade and salary will be determined by the US Department of State.

Notes: All ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

Best qualified displaced/RIFed employees will receive priority consideration if no US Citizens, family members or veterans apply.

The US Embassy in Cairo is seeking an individual for the position of Program and Administrative Assistant in the Department of Justice Office.

Basic Function of Position:

Performs personal security background investigations and special investigations assigned by the Security Officer. Assists Security Officer in maintaining liaison with police and security officials.

As the Regional Security Office’s supervisor for the LES investigative staff and as the office’s senior investigative management specialist, handles all kinds of sensitive/difficult investigations, provides legal guidance and advisory administrative support and other assistance towards the comprehensive goals and responsibilities of the Regional Security Office, to resolve specific problems and to exercise good judgment on operational and administrative matters. Has the authority to address security issues to the host Egyptian Government and to make commitments on behalf of the office and the Embassy on security matters. Has frequent meetings and contacts with high-level police, security and Ministry officials for the purpose of negotiating Embassy requirements, coordinating security programs and projects, and exchanging information of mutual concern. Accompanies the RSO on security surveillance trips in various regions of the country. Under the direct supervision of the Senior and the Deputy Regional Security Officers and exercises supervision over four Investigative Specialists and one Senior Translator.

Qualifications Required:

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  1. College or university studies are required.
  2. Five years of experience in investigative work with a military, police, private security organization, or U.S. Government organization is required.
  3. Level IV (Fluent) in Arabic, level III written and spoken English (good working knowledge) are required.

Selection Process:

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (EFMs) and U.S. veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  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 for advertised positions.
  3. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold an FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  4. 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.

To Apply: Interested Applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered

  1. The Universal Application for Employment (UAE) DS-174 (link to instructions and applications: )
  2. Candidates must provide in the application or (DS-174) names of family members working in the Mission.
  3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application or the preference will not be applied.
  4. (Optional): Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit Application to:

Human Resources Office

Attention: Neveen Elias or Lamiaa Hafez

U.S. Embassy, Cairo

8, Kamal El Din Salah Street, Garden City

"Mission policy prohibits pre-selection of applicants."


AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:

  • US citizen;
  • Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;
  • Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;
  • Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad;
  • Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.

EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.

Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

Closing Date for this Position: Open Until Filled

The US Mission in Cairo 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 programs.

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.