Announcement Number: HoChiMinh-2019-21
Hiring Agency: Consulate Ho Chi Minh City
Position Title: Fraud Investigator Specialist - Current Employees/USEFMs/EFMs/MOHs
Open Period: 12/03/2019 - 12/10/2019Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7
Series/Grade: LE - 1430 10
Salary: USD $22,988
Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Duty Location(s): 1
in Ho Chi Minh City, VM
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: Human Resources Office
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs), Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) - All Agencies
For USEFM - FS is 05 (steps 5 through 14). Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees
before you apply.
Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (90 days) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
25% or less
Incumbent will spend up to 25 percent of the time conducting field investigations outside of the office.
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The Fraud Investigator Specialist will supervise and lead a team of five staff at a high-volume, high-fraud consular post to aid the Fraud Prevention Manager in meeting mission fraud prevention goals. The position will be responsible for leadership and management, performing investigations on cases of suspected citizenship and visa fraud, conducting field investigations, writing investigation reports, researching fraud patterns, collecting and analyzing fraud data, providing fraud prevention training, and maintaining contact with local government officials.
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience in consular work, investigation, law enforcement, or research. Within these five years, at least one year of supervisory experience is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. immigration law, state-by-state marriage regulations, and requirements for refusing benefits under the INA; expert-level understanding of IV, NIV, adoption and ACS policies and procedures; in-depth knowledge of Vietnamese civil documents, marriage, and adoptions laws as well as regional and local fraud trends.
University degree in one of the following fields: Law, Security, International Relations, Criminal Justice, or Economics.
This may be tested.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Speaking/Reading/Writing) English and Vietnamese. Please clarify level of your English and Vietnamese language skills on your application.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Research and Analytical Skills: Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze seemingly unrelated pieces of information in order to select investigative methods most useful for making a final determination on the bona fides of a case.
Communication: Incumbent must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide range of internal and external counterparts at all levels within the organization.
Written: Incumbent must demonstrate ability to successfully prepare comprehensive reports of FPU findings for the most complex fraud cases. Incumbent must demonstrate good judgment, tact, and sufficient mastery of nuance in English and Vietnamese so as to respond effectively to external inquiries (from DHS, GVN, DS, etc).
Oral: Demonstrated ability to comfortably address audiences at various levels inside and outside the office.
Information Technology: Incumbent must have demonstrated a thorough understanding of online research and data collection tools including but not limited to CCD, cross-application text searches, public domain research via the internet; incumbent must also be fully comfortable with normal office applications (Word, Excel, Access) and consular databases (NIV, IVO, ACS, or similar Oracle/Access database systems).
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
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City 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.
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*
- AEFM / USEFM
- 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 honorable 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
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How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Note: The Consulate Human Resources Office is unable to acknowledge the receipt of your documents due to the high volume of applications received. If you do not receive a notification email from ERA within four weeks of the vacancy announcement’s closing day, it is likely that you did not qualify for the position or did not submit a complete package.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- Residency and/or Work Permit
- Vietnamese ID and/or Passport copy
- DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
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. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position
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