BEI-JES, Oak Ridge, LLC (BJOR) is a government contractor providing business and administrative service support to the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. BJOR’s current scope under its prime contract with DOE includes: procurement and financial assistance document preparation and review; financial pricing review; public affairs support; graphics and photography support; general office administration; payment processing, tracking, and quality control services; security, emergency and operations management, and personnel clearance support; classification program services; records management; and mailroom support.
BJOR capabilities derive from professionals with senior level government and private sector experience, highly skilled technical personnel. Client satisfaction is our key measure of success. We operate with integrity, focus on quality, and aim to build a long lasting relationship with each client. WE BELIEVE there are two keys to long-term success - taking care of our customers and honoring our employees. Unconditional customer service is at the center of BJOR's mission.
BJOR is currently accepting applications/resumes for the position of Personnel Security Processing Adjudicator.
Provides personnel security administration and adjudication support to the DOE. Tasks include review of background investigations for the purpose of identifying derogatory information and preparing and analysis of the derogatory information to include a recommendation for the next adjudicative action. Monitor, track, review, analyze, adjudicate, and compile results of completed Background Investigations (BI’s) of DOE federal and contractor employees conducted by OPM, FBI, and other Federal investigative agencies. Provide a recommendation for approval, disapproval, or referral for further investigation. Evaluate favorable and derogatory information, prepare a written report of findings and recommend the appropriate security determination. Adjudicates employee and candidate background investigation results utilizing the Adjudicative Guidelines and OPM Suitability Factors with fair concern for equality and detail. Reviews derogatory and/or conflicting information from personnel security investigations, seeks additional information to clarify questionable or discrepant information. Brief the Branch Chief on questionable aspects uncovered during the review of the background investigation and the personnel security file. Reviews, evaluates, and makes a recommendation (i.e. approval or denial). Demonstrates knowledge of governing laws, regulation precedents, and directives governing Government security program; knowledge of Government personnel security and SCI programs concepts and principles; knowledge of the government’s investigative agencies techniques and procedures; The Guidelines; 10 CFR Part 710.11-Criteria; Executive Order 12968 for National Security Positions; Intelligence Community Directive (ICD 704); Executive Order (E.O.) 10450, Executive Order 13488; DOE Order 472.2-Personnel Security; and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) with respect to suitability issues.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school education or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3-5 years of experience in personnel security, along with adjudicating suitability and security background investigations, to include adjudicating using the Federal Adjudicative Guidelines. Minimum two years of directly-related experience with the analysis of background investigations, personnel records and other records for the purpose of preparing/documenting written findings and recommendations for a federal agency of the results of the analysis of a background investigation upon which a security adjudication can be created. Must have comprehensive knowledge and experience in implementation of regulations and professional standards for adjudicating Background Investigations. Must have knowledge of reciprocity and experience working suitability and adverse actions, and familiarity with adjudications from various sources of investigations. Must have successfully completed and received a certificate in Basic Suitability Adjudication and/or Advanced Suitability Adjudication course(s). Experience working for a government contractor is desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of security regulations and policies pertaining to the Personnel Security Program (e.g., Executive Orders 10450, 12968, 13526; Intelligence Community Directive Number 704 (ICD 704); Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12); and DOE Order 472.3-Personnel Security) is required. Working knowledge of the NISPOM, Intelligence Community Directives and associated industrial security regulations, policies and laws preferred. Experience with OPM, and e-QIP databases preferred.
Demonstrated high-level proficiency in written communications skills is required for correspondence, reports, briefings, and procedures. Demonstrated high-level oral and listening communications skills are required for follow-up inquiries. Strong interpersonal skills are required to ensure appropriate interactions and communications with the client. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications to include Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to work in fast - paced environments and under timed deadlines. Must have strong organizational skills and very detail – oriented. Must have the ability to research problems and implement solutions. Must possess excellent organizational, project and time management skills. Ability to be responsive and persuasive to all levels of the organization. Energetic self - starter with the ability and flexibility to work several projects simultaneously. Excellent planning skills and the ability to manage projects in a time-sensitive environment. The multitude of tasks and demands put on this position require both speed and accuracy to a high degree. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance. The position requires extreme adherence to confidentiality and security requirements, including discussion of material handled on a need to know basis only.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires ability to lift up to 30 pounds on occasional basis.