Personnel Security Specialist / Team Lead
USIS NSD - Washington, DC

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USIS , an Altegrity company, is a leading federal security solution provider that supports National Security initiatives around the globe for over 15 years with more than 6,600 employees working in all 50 states and overseas. We offer state-of-the-art solutions in Construction Surveillance, Intel Analysis, Physical/Personnel/Facility Security, Investigative Analytics, Security Analytics, Counter-Surveillance, Personal Security, Infrastructure Protection, Litigation Support, Records Management, Cyber/Forensics, Training & Law Enforcement, and Immigration Investigation.

Position Description
We have an exciting opportunity for a Personnel Security Specialist/Team Lead , in Washington, DC .

The Team Leader (TL) acts as a liaison between the agency, its stakeholders, management, and team members. S/he manages the workload in accordance with program needs and ensures the timely completion of customer tasks, quality measures, and mission requirements. Preferred candidates must be able to accurately interpret organizational policy and convey it to team members. S/he will assist, develop, and implement organizational training initiatives to maximize employee performance. S/he must possess significant Personnel Security experience in order to analyze, mentor, and provide peer review of team member’s work product. S/he must strictly adhere to organizational policies and coordinate with management when team members are non-compliant with those policies.
The TL must also perform the duties of the Personnel Security Specialist (PSS). PSSs determine the suitability of individuals for entry or retention in sensitive and non-sensitive positions under the provisions of section 731.202 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. S/he will assess the character and conduct of applicants for federal contractor positions. S/he will review, evaluate, and adjudicate reports of investigation, security questionnaires, and record checks to determine whether to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, or restrict building access according to suitability guidelines.
The TL will initiate background investigations and conduct fingerprinting procedures. S/he will contact personal references, former employers, and other sources to validate pre-employment queries. S/he will verify the appropriate level of background investigation being requested and ensure all required documents have been completed. S/he will create and maintain electronic and physical files. The TL will serve as a reference resource for staff members as they monitor and maintain background investigation material.

Minimum Qualifications
Functional Responsibility: Performs security and/or intelligence services in one or more of the specialized security and/or intelligence areas. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Applies incident management, problem solving, and task performance. Produces finished documentation; e.g., reports, special studies, policy and procedure development, security designs, training programs and assessments. Provides research and technical support to projects, produces solutions and documentation, and monitors project tasks and schedules.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time while assessing a computer screen.
Minimum Experience & Education: With a Bachelor’s Degree this position requires three years of relevant experience. With an Associate’s Degree this position requires five years of relevant experience, two of which should be experience relevant to the nature of the contract work. With no degree this position requires seven years of relevant experience, three of which should be experience relevant to the nature of the contract work. Relevant experience may include, but is not limited to: Experience within one or more of the standard security and/or intelligence fields e.g.; technical, physical, information, personnel, operational, or signal security, counterintelligence, antiterrorism, counterterrorism, counter drug, computer security, surveillance, counter surveillance or surveillance detection, infrastructure protection; force protection, technology protection, information operations, industrial security and/or intelligence programs, law enforcement, government or military experience. 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.

Desired Qualifications
Able to plan and organize multiple assignments.
• Familiarity with e-QIP, CVS, NCIC/NLETS and OPM investigative products.
• Experience in the application of 5CFR731 suitability guidelines.
• Excellent reading comprehension, writing and communication skills.
• Experience in responding to requests for information and searching automated systems for data.
• Ability to apply highly technical knowledge in solving complex problems and applies law, regulation, policy and procedures to the personnel security program.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.
• All applicants must be able to obtain a favorable DHS public trust adjudication and must be a U.S. citizen.
• Position hours are from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm shift. Shift hours are non-negotiable.
*Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Pre-employment drug screening required. All resumes are held in confidence. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. No faxes please. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search.

USIS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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