Senior Personnel Security Specialist
Protection Strategies Incorporated - Washington, DC

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Job Description
The position that Protection Strategies Incorporated is providing is located in the Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Departmental Personnel Security (HS-1.4), Office of Headquarters Security Operations, Office of Personnel Security. The Office of Departmental Personnel Security serves as the central leader and advocate vested with the authority to ensure consistent and effective implementation of personnel security programs Department-wide (including for the National Nuclear Security Administration, NNSA). HS-1.4 also administers the provisions of 10 CFR 710 (Administrative Review Procedures) Department-wide. These responsibilities include reviewing cases to determine administrative review eligibility and providing support related to Appeal Panel proceedings and requests for reconsideration.
The purpose of this position is to support the development of personnel security policy and supporting systems.

Incumbent must have extensive knowledge of the Department’s Personnel Security policies. In addition, the incumbent must possess an excellent working knowledge of the HRP program and safeguards and security policies. Incumbent must demonstrate expert knowledge in all phases of a personnel security program with emphasis on the review and analysis of derogatory information as it relates to national security concerns and recent practical experience in administrative review. Incumbent must have demonstrated the highest level of writing ability with experience in preparation of analytical work products. Applicant must be able to effectively convey, through written and oral communication, complex and sensitive information. Incumbent must have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in computer skills to include maintaining and manipulating electronic data and utilizing database, word processing, spreadsheet and other common office software applications. The incumbent must have experience in providing expert advice and assistance to a personnel security program. The incumbent must have knowledge of the DOE security principles for handling Personnel Identifiable Information and Classified Information.

Provide support to the formulation of policy, and the development, and evaluation in support of program transformation initiatives. Develop and draft personnel security program policy, procedures and requirements; Develop and draft HRP policy, procedures and requirements; Draft, coordinate and advocate changes to regulations, orders, directives and manuals; Prepare briefings, point papers, CONOPS, white papers and analyses; Participate in interagency forums and policy development activities; Represents the Office of Departmental Personnel Security on intra and interagency working groups, and executive steering committees. Conduct special studies and assessments, business process reviews; Provide advice and assistance to the Director, Office of Departmental Personnel Security and Staff; Travel to DOE sites and activities to validate policy recommendations and develop solutions; Develop and implement unique IT solutions for DOE personnel security systems; and, Support other DOE, NNSA and HSS efforts as assigned Serves as an advisor to the Director, Office of Departmental Personnel Security and other senior officials on personnel security matters. Collaborates and coordinates actions with interagency officials on personnel security policy, process, and automation issues.

Education & Work Experience
The incumbent must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in such fields as public administration, criminal justice, or security management. Incumbent must have 10 years of experience in a personnel security related field, five of the 10 years or more in a security investigations program.

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