Security Investigator Job at US Consulate General

March 10, 2022
8,664,538 / year
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Security Investigator Job at US Consulate General – The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

Security Investigator Job at US Consulate

Security Investigator Job at the U.S. Consulate General

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Security Investigator Job – All Interested Candidates

Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-026
Location: Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0705 8
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.


  • 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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Basic Function:

  • The incumbent works directly for the Senior Foreign Services National Investigator (SFSNI) and conducts background investigation of new and existing locally employed staff, as well as sponsored contract staff.
  • The FSNI conducts special investigations, liaises with high level contacts in Nigerian Police and performs security support functions in support of Consulate events and travel program.
  • The FSNI will be located in the Consulate Office Building.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of college/university studies is required.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in investigative work with military, police or a private organization is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of investigation is required.
  • Working knowledge of security and diplomatic security instructions, procedures at a diplomatic post is required.
  • Must be fully abreast of the Nigerian security environment and workings of various security organization.


  • This may be tested. Applicants must address all language proficiency requirements to be considered.


  • Good Working Knowledge speaking / reading / writing English is required. Level III ability in speaking Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain extensive contacts with officials of various local agencies including the Police is required.
  • Ability to deal effectively with others and to obtain their cooperation.
  • Must be able to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information and report facts accurately in a logical, concise and objective manner.
  • Must possess valid driver license.

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.


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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
  • 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.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • 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 honourable 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.

Marketing Statement:

NGN8,664,538 (USD $43,507) Annually.

Application Closing Date
15th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interestes and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and / or Work Permit
  • Degree (or transcripts)
  • Driver’s License

Security Investigator Job at US Consulate Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • 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 Lagos, Abuja.