Personnel Security Specialist, Washington, DC, USA

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Washington, DC, USA

Personnel Security Specialist
Washington, DC, United States

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Personnel Security Specialist


The Personnel Security Specialist (PSS) completes personnel security suitability adjudication tasks in support of DHS Federal Protective Services (FPS) , Personnel Security Division (PSD) .  

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Manages receipt of security documents submitted from contractor applicants.
Initiates contact with personal references, employers of applicants, and appointees for use in pre-employment suitability inquiries.  
Verifies the appropriate level of background investigation being requested, and ensures all documents required for suitability processing have been completed and included in the individual files.
Prepares, submits, monitors, and updates computer tracking systems concerning appropriate case material.
Review credit and criminal history reports, compose Letters of Interrogatory (LOI) , review Reports of Investigation (ROI) , and document derogatory information in the case management system.
Provide suitability recommendations based on 5CFR731 requirements.
Participates in special projects.
Additional duties as needed.

Minimum Experience & Education

High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience.
Relevant experience shall include experience within one or more of the standard securities and/or intelligence fields e. g. , technical, physical, information, industrial, personnel and operational security.
Subject matter expertise and hands-on experience in one or more security and/or intelligence discipline and experience implementing complex government security and/or intelligence programs and policies is preferable.

Must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Shall demonstrate a proficiency in various types of information technology applications, such as Microsoft Office, including MS Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Familiarity with ISMS, eQIP, CVS, and/or DISS is preferred, but not required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.



Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0079825 2023. 03. 25

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