Security Investigator

US Embassy, Nepal
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-12-23 Deadline: 2016-01-06
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Completion of Secondary School is required.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Security Services
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

U.S. Mission, Nepal
(Announcement Number: 15-63)

The American Embassy in Kathmandu is seeking an individual for the position of Security Investigator.

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Security Investigator
OPENING DATE: December 23, 2015
CLOSING DATE: January 06, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 48 hours/week
SALARY: Rs.939,313 p.a.
Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-8
US $39,166 p.a.
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-6*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


The incumbent performs a full range of personal background security investigations to determine the suitability for employment of the local job applicants. The duties include reviewing of biographic data of prospective employees, conducting personal security interviews, and verifying information with the local authorities and/or cross-checking for any derogatory records. The incumbent also assists the senior investigator in conducting more complex investigations such as theft and unlawful use of Mission property, accidents involving Mission vehicles, and possible fraudulent acts against the Mission.


NOTE: Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of Secondary School is required.
2. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in investigative work with police, military or private security companies is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required. Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required. English language ability will be tested.
4. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of Nepali Government and police structure is required. Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of investigation is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website a and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at the Embassy.

SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP


1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.


Post Description (PDF 68KB)


Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website at or by contacting Human Resources at the Embassy; and

2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. copies of education certificates, transcripts, degrees, awards etc.)


Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office
G.P.O. Box 295
Kathmandu, Nepal
E-mail Address:


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. 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. 

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Organization Summary

The mission of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal is to assist Nepal’s development as a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic nation that contributes positively to regional stability.  In pursuit of this goal, the United States encourages multi-party democracy, including respect for human rights and the rule of law, and sustainable, market-oriented, and private-sector-led economic development.

Industry Type Embassy / Diplomatic Agency
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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