Job Description

Job Title
Clearance Adjudicator/Security Specialist
Contract Name
NASA Headquarters
Contract Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Full-time
Education
High School or equivalent
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Category
Operations
Job Description

Diversified Protection Corporation is seeking an experienced Clearance Adjudicator with a Top Secret clearance for a position in a prestigious federal agency in Washington, DC.

Job Description

a)      Reviewed case files for completeness to ensure that all necessary paperwork is on file and essential information is entered correctly into a Clearance Tracking System.  Ensured accuracy and currency of information, and file content to determine the need to request additional information.

b)      Identifying potential sources of needed information and preparing messages to request needed information.  Once received, reviewed requested information to determine if information is adequate for continuing adjudication process.

c)       Reviewed investigated report to ensure that scope of investigation is covered and type of investigation is appropriate for the level of clearance and reviewed all documents for content to identify issues.

d)      Completed case reviews and ensured all actions were documented including, but not limited to, content of all incoming/outgoing case related e-mails and/or information obtained to ensure accurate record of case activity.

e)      Ensured that additional investigative information is requested as required and respond to routine inquiries concerning case status in a timely manner.

f)        Utilized Government CAF subject matter experts, as required.

g)       Analyzed Security concerns against adjudicative standards. Identified security concerns associated with appropriate adjudication standards and reviewed using the "whole person" concept.  Determine severity of security concerns.

h)      Identified mitigating factors of conditions that could raise a disqualifying Security concern(s) associated with appropriate adjudication guidelines.

i)        Made recommendations in writing using the "whole person" concept (available reliable information about the person, past and present, favorable and unfavorable information), applying adjudicative guidelines and ensuring that the recommendation to grant or deny access is made based on the best interest of National Security.

j)        Prioritized case/work load.  Ensured case load is appropriately prioritized (e.g. High priority or time-sensitive cases are expedited).

k)       Ensured accountability for case files were maintained during the times cases were assigned to adjudicators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

a)      Support in initiating and processing background investigations, security clearances, and visit requests for Contractors, foreign nationals, consultants, Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignees, and any other position authorized by an appropriate Headquarters Security official.

b)      Review, analyze, file, and assess investigative forms and information. This includes supporting with personnel adjudication document handling and records tracking.

c)      Perform fingerprint, biometrics, photographic, badge processing, and other identification or credential support and manufacturing related activities. Conduct information center checks.

d)      Maintain access to OPM, FBI and Government systems necessary to preform work.

 

 

Job Requirements

Other Requirement:

a)      Candidate must have completed the DoD Personnel Security Adjudications Training

b)      Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in evaluating and making security determinations pertaining to HSPD-12 / FIPS 201-2.

c)       A minimum of two years' experience in utilizing the automated clearance request systems or Personnel Investigation Portal System {PIPS), Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP), and the Clearance Verification System (CVS). Must be able to provide guidance to personnel on completing PIPs ande-QIP.

d)      A minimum of two years of experience using standard office productivity computer applications such as Microsoft Office.

e)      A minimum of two years of experience in government security administrative functions such as processing personnel security applications, and processing visitors to facilities.

f)        A minimum of two years of experience in a customer service office environment.

g)       Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with customers and government staff.

h)      Attend and successfully complete Government sponsored training on how to properly process and adjudicate background investigations, and possibly other Security Specialist activities.

 

 

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