Protection Strategies Incorporated

Background Investigator V - $5k sign on $5k relocation Job at Protection Strategies Incorporated in Huntsville, AL


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Background Investigator V - $5k sign on $5k relocation
Job Location(s):
Huntsville, AL
Start Date:
As soon as possible
Employment Term:
Employment Type:
Full Time
Starting Salary Range:
Not Provided
Required Experience:
10 years
Required Security Clearance:
Related Categories:
Law Enforcement, Government - Local/Federal, Security/Loss Prevention

Position Description

***$5000 Sign on Bonus and $5000 Relocation***

***$1500-$2000 employee referral*** (paid after employee has completed 60 days of employment)

Purpose: The Personnel Security Specialist reviews investigation request documentation for accuracy and completeness and processes e-QIP packets for federal and contractor employees. They initiate the paperwork for background investigations, review the information submitted by the applicants, corresponds with the applicants for clarifying information, responsible for data entry requirements associated with each record, making case files, forwarding cases for processing, and submits the e-QIP packet to be reviewed and forwarded to OPM.

This position requires candidates to have a Top Secret security clearance and must be capable of obtaining SCI access that includes a requirement to pass a security CI polygraph exam.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsibility for security of program data and materials.
  • Independently develops various types of manuals, forms, instructions, and the like, to facilitate operation of the FBI Security Program. Participate in special projects such as planning the implementation of new or revised programs.
  • Conducts exhaustive and extensive checks in accordance with the FISs, Federal guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates innovative and imaginative approaches to problem solving that adds to the quality and quantity of relevant data recovered in assigned cases.
  • Requests, receives, scrutinizes and analyzes FBI Investigative files and related material to determine, isolate, develop and extract all possible identifying or linking information, matching records, questionable / overlapping elements, and viable avenues of investigative pursuit which could have a bearing on individual's ability to hold a security clearance.
  • Conducts critical analysis of incoming material / correspondence outlining possible serious and / or very sensitive security concerns relating to the most complex security assessment issues for the purpose of determining merit for granting, continuing, and / or revoking security clearances and access authorizations.
  • Provides on -the-job training, instruction, guidance and advice to lower-grade specialists; assists in the resolution of issues and other problems being encountered during processing of cases.
  • Reviews cases and routine correspondence to the FOs and / or outside agencies prepared by specialists for transmittal authorization by Government lead.
  • Provides direct support and service to the administration of the FBI Security Program by participating in the direction, from inception to completion, of highly sensitive and complex security assessment investigations conducted by the FBI FO's and rendering appropriate adjudication recommendations regarding the same.
  • Acts as the technical expert in one or more security programs, serve as an assistant to a program manager and provide expert advice and assistance in formulating and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Prepares in - depth summaries of data obtained and determined to be pertinent or relevant to a case at hand and compose necessary correspondence to appropriate FO(s) for initiation of an investigation.
  • Defines security vulnerabilities, set forth specific recommendations for the initiation of investigations, recommend leads which are to be addressed and followed, and advise of any restricting regulations, instructions, or information which may hamper the investigation.
  • Coordinates with FBI Divisions on foreign nexus / concerns to exploit intelligence for the purpose of making adjudicative determination recommendations.
  • Provides an in - depth, high - risk analysis of high risk (potentially serious or high impact) investigations so that the Government lead can make a security and suitability determination.
  • Evaluates reports of investigations, personnel files, and other records to recommend suitability / security determinations.

Position Requirements:

  • Applicants selected for this position may be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 absent a need for for an accommodation.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in the personnel security investigative or investigative analyst field.
  • Eight (8) plus years of experience in Federal LE or (10) plus years of experience working in the personnel security field; prior security management experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Technical training / certification as an investigator and / or adjudicator is required.
  • Experience conducting and interpreting database checks and credit reports.
  • Experience performing routine office administrative support functions.
  • 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.
  • This position requires candidates to have a current Top Secret security clearance and must be capable of obtaining SCI access that includes a requirement to pass a security CI polygraph exam.

For former Federal LE PSSs, the following minimum experience is also required:

  • The most recent five - years of experience shall be directly related to analyzing investigations, record checks, and other information as necessary for the purpose of making a written record of the accuracy and completeness of the investigation.
  • Experience conducting record checks utilizing IC and third - party Information.
  • Must have served as a senior investigator responsible for planning and directing broad investigations of national or international scope; providing administrative and technical supervision over a staff of journeyman level criminal investigators.
  • Experience conducting, directing, or evaluating TS / Secret investigations with preferred experience in counterintelligence / espionage, counterterrorism, criminal matters, and personnel security investigations.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge regarding criminal and civil law and procedures, and enforcement operations; have documented extensive, combined with on-the-job training, as proof of the skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a federal investigative analyst consultant.

Position Preferences:

  • Advanced degree in any field of study.
  • Detailed knowledge of the FBI Security Program (Security Access / Clearance), its goals and objectives, tenets, and procedures in order to effectively and efficiently plan and carry out assignments and discern and develop new methods of approach.
  • Extensive knowledge of the processes and procedures involved with conducting sensitive, complex security matter investigations, from inception to completion, to instigate security BIs;
  • Extensive knowledge of FBI's methods of communications and experienced skill in correlating, organizing, and evaluating data in order to compose and prepare necessary documentation to higher authorities to include DOJ and other Government agencies, members of the Intelligence Community, and private industries.
  • Thorough understanding of the personnel security analysis interrelationships between FBI components, DOJ, IC, and other agencies to obtain, develop, resolve, and correlate information and efforts, as required.
  • Experience and capability to assist others to ensure compliance with FBI procedures and regulations, so that work is complete in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with representatives of other Government agencies and supervisory and agent personnel of the FBI in order to ensure effective and efficient coordination of matters involving the safeguarding of National Security Information.

EEO/Drug-Free Workplace Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Our company takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Our company maintains a drug-free workplace. All offers of employment will be contingent on applicant passing a pre-employment drug screen.

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