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Personnel Security Specialist

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Personnel Security Specialist

To provide personnel and administrative support services for DHS Federal Protective Services (FPS) offices.


Provides personnel and administrative support of the overall operational objectives for FPS Personnel Security Division, duties may include, but are not limited to:

Initiates background investigations. 

Manages receipt of security documents submitted from contractor applicants.

Conducts fingerprinting procedures;

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

Verifies the appropriate level of background investigation being requested, and ensures all documents required for suitability processing have been completed and included in the individual files.

Operates office equipment (e.g., computers, facsimile machines, copiers, scanners, printers, and phone systems).

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

Serves as a source of reference and guidance for staff members regarding the monitoring and maintenance of case-material.

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.

Responsible for filing correspondence, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used

Provides research and technical support to projects.

Provides solutions and documentation.

Monitors project tasks and schedules.

Position hours are from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm.  Shift hours are non-negotiable.

Minimum Experience & Education

With a Bachelor’s Degree this position requires one year of relevant experience.

With an Associate’s Degree this position requires two years of relevant experience, one of which should be experience relevant to the nature of the contract work.

With no degree this position requires four years of relevant 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, 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.

Requires good writing and communication skills.

Required Qualifications:

Experience using Microsoft Office Programs and desktop publishing application software and hardware.

Must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

All applicants must be able to obtain a DHS security clearance and position requires U.S. citizenship.

Requires good writing and communication skills.

All applicants must be able to obtain a DHS security clearance and position requires U.S. citizenship.

Preferred Qualification:

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.

Familiarity with ISMS, eQIP, CVS, JPAS

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office.

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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From our founding in 1955, PAE has offered enduring support for the essential missions of a wide range of customers, including the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. To support our customer’s complex missions around the world, PAE’s current portfolio includes capabilities in aviation, capacity building and stabilization, critical infrastructure, expeditionary logistics, identity and information management solutions, integrated security solutions, test and training ranges, and training solutions; and enterprise-level technology products and software. Over the past several years, PAE has increased the breadth of services we offer our customers by integrating companies with proven capabilities and a customer-focused workforce culture. Today, the approximately 15,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in over 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world’s most challenging regions. We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. As we grow, the values that have set us apart over the past six decades continue to guide our company in leading with integrity and excellence. We are strongly committed to diversity, recognizing our success depends on bringing together a wide range of perspectives, skills and experiences to find the most innovative, cost-effective solutions for our customers. Above all, PAE dedicates itself to the missions of our customers. The entire workforce maintains a focus and commitment on delivering the highest quality of support of the critical work of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations.

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