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Consular Investigator Assistant

U.S. Embassy Rabat
Human Resources Office

Vacancy Announcement
Announcement Number:  09-05


                       ASSISTANT, FSN-08, FP-06*

OPENING DATE: Friday, February 20, 2009 

CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 6, 2009  

WORK HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours/week  

SALARY: *Not-Ordinarily Resident: $30,231 p.a. 
(Starting Salary based on 40 hours)

(Position Grade: FP-06 following confirmation by Washington) 

*Ordinarily Resident: DH173,319 p.a. (Starting Salary based on 40 hours)

(Position Grade: FSN-08 following confirmation by Washington) 


The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is seeking an individual for the position of Consular Investigations Assistant 

Basic Function of Position:

The incumbent serves as fraud investigator in the Consular Section.  S/he develops expertise in authentic and fraudulent Moroccan and U.S. civil and travel documents, trains consular officers and locally employed staff on fraud trends in Morocco, conducts field investigations as merited, and develops and maintains contacts with local law enforcement regarding fraud trends. 

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is posted on the Human Resources Office.  Please contact: 037-668-073 to obtain a copy. 

Qualifications Required

NOTE: All applicants must meet all qualifications and provide supporting documentation for each criterion below.

Education: High school degree is required. 

Experience: One year of consular experience or one to two years of experience in law enforcement environment is required.

Language: Level IV (oral fluency) in English, French, and Arabic and Level 5 (written proficiency) in English and French are required.   


Knowledge: Must have computer knowledge and word processing skills in order to perform fraud reporting duties and assist with consular section duties.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Must possess strong interpersonal sills.
  • Willingness to operate in a transparent environment is required.
  • Must operate courteously but firmly, even under the most trying circumstances and pressure.
  • Ability to operate the computer systems related to consular services.
  • Strong writing skills are required.
  • Must be able to converse easily and comfortably in English and express complex ideas and regulations clearly and accurately in English to individuals with no French or Arabic skills and vice versa. 

Selection Process

When equally qualified, US Citizen EFMs and US Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the 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 Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
To Apply

Interested applicants for this position must submit in English the following or the application will not be considered: 

  1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612) for U.S. applicants only; or
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae for non U.S. applicants; plus
  3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  4. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To

Management Office
Attention: Vacancy Announcement 09-05
Address: 8, Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca
Tel: (02)2-26-45-50, FAX: (02)2-20-80-97


1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) –

For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

  • US Citizen; and,
  • EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
  • Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
    1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

    2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

2. EFM: An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:

  • Spouse;
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.

3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:

  • Not an EFM; and,
  • Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
  • Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.
    A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.

4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
  • Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
  • Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).
    NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:

  • Is locally resident; and,
  • Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
    EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR.

    All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

6.  An Exception Rate Range (ERR) is an exception to the Local Compensation Plan's regular salary schedule.  It is a Department authorized salary range for a job series and grade level in which the pay rates are either greater than or less than the rates on the regular salary schedule for the same grade level.

The US Mission in Morocco 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 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 martial 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.