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Personnel Security Specialist with Security Clearance


Agricultural Specialist


Springfield, Virginia, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Intelligence Group uses a wide range of capabilities in Digital Modernization, Mission Software Systems, and enabling technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support our customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is ensuring our intelligence customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

Your greatest work is ahead!

We are in search of a Personnel Security Specialist to be a core member of the Intelligence Group. You will support cross-overs/reciprocity actions, Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP) reportable and the initiation of Continuous Evaluation (CE) Investigations. Requirements include, but are not limited to collect, investigate, research, document, and forward to adjudications, all reportable information from employees and contractors within the IRTPA and DNI mandated timelines. Complete processing of all security reportable within 60 days of receipt (this includes monitoring the time it is within adjudications). This position is contingent upon contract award.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Document, file, and maintain all actions in the PeopleSoft security system of record.
  • Collect all adjudicative relevant information received through automated records checks (ARC) and the CEP for employees and contractors, in the SISP mandated timelines.
  • Follow-up as appropriate to ensure timely action on all Automated Record Checks (ARC) and CEP events.
  • Document, file, and maintain all actions in the PeopleSoft security system of record.
  • Prepare accurate and quality reports of investigation.
  • Process quality applicant and employee background investigation initiations within seven days to meet IRTPA mandates.
  • Process quality contractor e-nominations in ten days or less in accordance with ICD 704, ICD 709, and ICPG 704.4 standards.
  • Submit appropriate documentation to applicable databases to complete the National Agency Checks in less than 30 days.
  • Download documents and use e-PSF, the electronic filing system to drop all case related papers.
  • Annotate action in the Investigations Module within PeopleSoft.
  • Identify any outstanding actions on a weekly basis to the government Team Lead. Process contractor e-nomination crossover requests in two days or less and in accordance with ICD 704, ICD 709, and ICPG 704.4 standards.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic environment that changes daily.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple chains of commands within a component/team.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI) security clearance required. Candidate will be subject to a Polygraph examination.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in a security related field with a minimum of seven years to include three years within DoD/IC.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft 365.

Favorable if you have:

  • Strong background in OPM Background Investigations/or Adjudication; investigative experience; (i.e., personnel security, counterintelligence, or law enforcement) at the local, state, or federal levels.
  • Completion of the ICD-704 Adjudications Course, Security Fundamentals Security Certification (SFPC) Certification, and strong interviewing skills.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $61,750.00 - $111,625.00

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.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.