Announcement Number: HANOI-2021-48

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi

Position Title: Investigator - All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 08/25/2021 - 10/07/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7

Series/Grade: LE - 0705 9

Salary: USD $20,075

Work Schedule: Full-time - Mon through Fri 40 hours/week

Promotion Potential: LE-9

Duty Location(s): Hanoi, VM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:


Incumbent of this position will be assigned to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Attaché Office.  S/he will conduct moderate to highly complex and sensitive criminal investigative activities relating to wildlife trafficking within the host-country and transnational in nature.  The incumbent will develop, collect, analyze, evaluate and disseminate investigative information received from a variety of sources.  The incumbent will maintain working relationships with other U.S. law enforcement and host-country government officials.  In support of, and at the direction of, the FWS Attaché, the incumbent will conduct surveillance, develop and interview informants and sources of information, write investigative reports, and participate in other investigative support activities.   S/he will develop expertise in wildlife trafficking investigative intelligence and host-country laws related to conservation, wildlife trafficking laws, money laundering, and general criminal investigative procedures.  The incumbent will organize and participate in USFWS outreach efforts, including conferences and training seminars.  The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned by the Attaché. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least three years of experience in an investigative field in Government, military, police, or private security.  


Must have:

- Knowledge of investigative and research techniques, evidence collection, and law enforcement methods.

- Knowledge of the host-country law enforcement structure and political climates in the SE Asia and Oceana regions and the U.S.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in law, criminal justice, environmental science, natural resources management, business administration and wildlife biology is required. 



  • Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)
  • Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.


Must have: 

- Ability to use Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer.

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local security or Public trust clearance. 

For more information on how to apply, visit the official webpage and the Mission internet site at

Note: The Embassy 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.  

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if you are AEFM / USEFM)
  • Vietnamese ID
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If you are not Vietnamese Citizen)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP [enter grade and salary].
  • Other Document
  • Driver's License

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