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Consular Investigations Assistant – U.S. Embassy – Islamabad

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is seeking eligible and qualified individuals for the Consular Investigations Assistant positions in the Fraud Preventive Unit (FPU) of Consular Section.

Basic Function of Position:
The Incumbent is responsible for fraud investigations in Immigrant Visa (IV), Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV), American Citizen Services (ACS), DHS/USCIS, federal benefits, and other federal agencies and related areas as requested by post. Additionally, the incumbent acts as the Unit Leader in the absence of the Consular Investigations Supervisor. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Position: Consular Investigations Assistant (FSN-8; FP-6*) Position No: I-30468, I-30866.

Qualifications Required:
1. Education: Completion of 14 years of education in arts, science, or commerce is required.
2. Experience: Three years of progressively more responsible experience involving the application of immigration law and regulations and public contact as well as closely-related experience with visa or passport work, is required.
3. Language: Level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking of English and Urdu is required. Language skills will be tested.
4. Knowledge: The incumbent is required to have a solid working knowledge of USG laws, regulations, and policies related to IV, NIV, and ACS operations and must have good understanding of Pakistani laws and policies related to marriage, divorce, and international travel.
5. Abilities & Skills: The incumbent must be proficient in MS Office Suite in order to use the specialized consular software and must have keyboard and data entry skills. Ability to maintain contacts at the working level, ability to exercise initiative, and resourcefulness in obtaining evidence are required. Computer skills may be tested.
Note: All 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.

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.

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.
3. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. 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.
5. Current employees who have voluntarily been reassigned/promoted from one position to another are not eligible to apply for six months from the effective date of the reassignment/promotion.
6. Current employees who have received any job-related training are not eligible to apply in another section/agency for six months from the effective date of the training.
7. U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.

To Apply: Interested candidates for this position must submit their completed DS-174 (Application for Employment as LE Staff or Family Member) by Email at: [email protected]. The Vacancy Announcement Number (e.g. 15-187) must be mentioned in the subject line of the email.

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).

Incomplete DS-174 (Application for Employment as LE Staff or Family Member) or submissions received after the closing date will not be considered. Please do not attach any documents at this stage; you will be informed when your documents are required. Only those candidates meeting all the requirements will be contacted for a test/interview. To review all advertised positions, please visit Embassy website: http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/employment_opportunities.html.

Closing date for this position: January 05, 2016.

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 (EEO) 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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