PAE, Inc Personnel Security Assistant in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Personnel Security Assistant

The Administrative Support Specialist provides processing and adjudicative support to the federal client in Washington, D.C. Position hours are between 7:00am to 5:00 pm shift; hours are negotiable. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiates background investigations and runs necessary pre-employment queries to include law enforcement and credit checks;

  • Verifies the appropriate level of background investigation is being requested, and ensures all documents required for processing have been completed and manages receipts of documents;

  • Prepares, submits, monitors, and updates computer tracking systems concerning appropriate case material;

  • Checks the Central Verification System (CVS) and Personnel Investigations Processing Systems (PIPS), where appropriate, to apply reciprocity;

  • Conducts fingerprinting procedures and greets visitors to the office;

  • Prepares, submits, monitors, and updates computer tracking systems;

  • Serves as a source of reference and guidance regarding the monitoring and maintenance of case-material for applicants and stakeholders;

  • Initiates contact with personal references, employers of applicants, and appointees for use in pre-employment suitability inquiries;

  • Conducts initial suitability review and preliminary adjudication;

  • Drafts written summaries of issues/derogatory information;

  • Completed Tier 4 (High Risk Public Trust or BI) investigation, or higher; and,

  • U.S. citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency is required.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Experience & Education: With an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, this position requires one year of relevant experience. With a High School Diploma, this position requires two years of relevant experience. With no degree, this position requires three years of experience, two 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, signal security, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity in OPM/NBIB investigation processing techniques;

  • Adjudicative experience in applying 5CFR731 and E.O. 12968 (now SEAD 4);

  • Ability to create and update personnel security records and validating data to remain current;

  • Experience in creating and producing metrics;

  • Familiarity with e-QIP, PIPS/JPAS and OPM Investigative products;

  • Excellent reading, comprehension, writing and communication skills;

  • Experience in responding to requests for information and search automated systems;

  • Ability to apply highly technical knowledge in solving complex problem and applies law, regulation, policy and procedures to the personnel security program; and,

  • Exceptional experience with Microsoft Office Programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.