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Security Investigator/Foreign Service National Investigator job at U.S. Mission

About the Organization

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) serves as the United States’ delegation to the United Nations. USUN is responsible for carrying out the nation’s participation in the world body. In 1947 the United States Mission was created by an act of Congress to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the United Nations. Since that time, USUN has served a vital role as the Department of State’s UN branch. Today, USUN has approximately 150 people on staff who serve to represent the United States’ political, economic and social, legal, military, public diplomacy and management interests at the United Nations.

USUN is divided into the following sections – Executive; Washington; Political; Management and Reform; Economic and Social; Legal; Military Staff; Public Affairs; Host Country; Management; and Security.

The United States Mission to the United Nations is located at 799 United Nations Plaza (between E. 44th and E. 45th on First Ave) across the street from United Nations Headquarters.

Job Description

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.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Site Security Manager (SSM), serves as the Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI)/Security Investigator for all security related activities associated with the construction of the New Office Annex / Support Annex.

  • Works independently and provides security and secretarial services in support of the project including background investigations, screening calls, file maintenance, etc.

  • Maintains liaison with local police, OBO contractors, Local Guard Force (LGF), security organizations and other security authorities.

  • The position receives direct supervision from the Site Security Manager.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Two years of post-secondary education is required.



  • Minimum three years of security related experience of progressively responsible experience in investigative work with police or private security organization.


  • Good working knowledge of procedures and policies of the U.S. government and security office with regards to conducting background investigations and determining suitability for employment and access to U.S. government facilities. Good knowledge of host country legal system and institutions, criminal law, and U.S. Government security standards and regulation procedures.

  • Good working knowledge of documentary sources of information, ability to maintain extensive contacts with officials of various local agencies, ability to exercise initiative and use research skills in obtaining information or evidence.


  • English level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.Luganda level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


  • Good computer skills in Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel. Ability to draft concise reports and letters of inquiry in English.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain contacts with officials of various agencies.

  • Must be able to conduct thorough interviews and evaluate honesty of candidate or employee. Must hold a valid driver’s license.

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