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Job #: R-00095059
Location: Remote, US
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Personnel Security Specialist within the Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) to administer the government background investigation process for program participants.  The position will primarily assist with sustainment and support the processes to ensure USAP participants identified by the customer have completed OPM tiered background investigations.  This position supports the overall National Science Foundation (NSF) USAP objectives.

Primary Responsibilities

This position will be a part of the ASC Personnel Security team and collaborate with the NSF customer, ASC stakeholders and partner agencies to ensure OPM background investigations are prioritized, initiated, tracked, reported and completed per NSF direction.  This position leverages existing program tools and resources when required, or may be required to use other resources to meet NSF direction.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for day to day ASC Personnel Security administrative activities, which include but not limited to in internal CRM and Microsoft office, with special emphasis in excel
  • Collaborate with the NSF, partner agencies and ASC stakeholders to ensure NSF background investigation needs are met
  • Collaborate with ASC hiring managers, sub-contract partners, HR personnel and travel personnel to ensure participants are being processed in a timely fashion, and deployments are being managed appropriately based on background investigation results
  • Provide day to day prioritization and participant support to ensure background investigations are being initiated, tracked and completed according to procedural timelines
  • Regular and ad hoc reporting to ASC Leadership and NSF on background investigation backlog, status, and projections for USAP program participants
  • Ensure evidence for background investigations is captured to support NSF-sponsored audits
  • Support and stabilize the USAP background investigation process to reduce overall manual labor required, and introduce tools and reporting engines to support the process
  • Will also assist with PIV card process requirements into background investigations as required

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience or 8+ years of prior relevant experience; Preferred experience with Federal background investigations, Information Security, NIST, Federal security audits and management of security credentials

Skill Requirements:

  • Advanced Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Strong Documentation/writing skills
  • Self-starting and engaged
  • Demonstrated organization and customer service skills
  • Aptitude for data management and reporting tools
  • Mature and professional demeanor when working with stakeholders
  • Outcome focused mindset
  • Strong verbal communication skills

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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