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Job #: R-00004586
Location: WASHINGTON, DC
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos has an opportunity for a Personnel Security Specialist, Grade level 4 at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, DC. This candidate will provide direct support and service to the administration of the FBI Security Program by participating in the direction, from inception to completion of the less complex security assessment investigations conducted by FBI Field Offices (FOs) and rendering appropriate adjudication recommendations regarding the same.

This candidate will have previous experience and have a great reputation in the personnel security investigative or investigative analyst field. This person will initiate or perform extensive Bureau indices checks, arrest record checks, and the like to obtain pertinent and identifying information for the cases.

Primary responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to :
  • Ensure that employees and applicable contractors are properly advised of potential security risks/vulnerabilities in which approved level of security clearance / access authorizations may expose them to, and follow to ensure individuals are properly debriefed as necessary.
  • Conduct security briefings, which include Security Awareness and Hostile Threat. Revise security briefings based on the specific issues developed and security requirements.
  • Provide guidance and assist in resolving security issues involving current on-board employees, as well as providing expert guidance relating to various security programs to other field office personnel including agent personnel.
  • Remain vigilant for new methods and procedures for passing and affirming clearances including SCI-between and among all Federal Government agencies participating in the Intelligence Community in accordance with Intelligence Directives / Regulations, Federal Investigative Standards, and/or Executive and DOJ Orders
  • Engage with internal and external customers on personnel security to ensure the assigned program / project is fully integrated; leverage current threat intelligence to enhance or modify procedures.
  • Prepare and submit a response to FBI HQ, in writing or verbally, to recommend adjudication as to the approval, denial, or revocation of security clearances and/or access authorizations. The appropriate SecD units will determine the final adjudication. Prepare outgoing communications to FBI HQ to transmit recommendations, supporting analysis and data.
  • Participate in the formulation, preparation and direction of new and revised rules, regulations, guidelines, processes and procedures in relation to the personnel security programs. Provide recommendations and suggestions affecting personnel security program missions, reviewing program material and provides feedback to the Security Officer or FBI HQ to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of programmatic goals and operations.

    Basic Qualifications

    List the "must have" MINIMUM requirements to be considered for the position and ensure minimum quals fall within the minimum Leidos job code requirements. Example: Bachelors' Degree with 6 years' of applicable experience or 4 additional years' of experience in lieu of degree. Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance. Must have 2+ years JAVA experience.
  • The candidate must currently hold a TS security clearance and must be capable of obtaining a SCI clearance that includes a requirement to pass a CI polygraph exam
  • Seven (7) years of experience in the personnel security investigative or investigative analyst field experience developing and writing Reports of Investigation upon which a security and / or suitability adjudication record can be created.
  • A bachelor's degree in any field of study.
  • Knowledge of Department of Justice and FBI regulations regarding personnel security.
  • Experience conducting and interpreting database checks and credit reports.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability to critically review and analyze various types of incoming material and investigative reports to discern potential security vulnerabilities and to identify viable investigative leads.
  • Knowledge of and have the capability to use Lexis Nexis.
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks such as querying databases, filing, processing mail, performing audits.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience to conduct highly established federal standards for investigations, background investigations, and security investigations relating to suitability and security standards.


Preferred Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in any field
  • Have previous experience at the FBI
  • Have working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM)



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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