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Personnel Security Specialist/Administrator

Government and Military

Security Administrator


Washington, Washington DC, United States

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Personnel Security Specialist/Administrator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Security Clearance Processor (Security Specialist) within our Personnel Security (PERSEC) Team. The PERSEC teams conduct personnel security processing actions enterprise wide. The PERSEC teams work in concert with Contract Security Officers (CSOs) and Facility Security Officers (FSOs), who together work with our government clients, employees and candidates to obtain or maintain government clearances, classified space and system access as well as provide other essential security services for the Amentum business areas. As a security clearance processor, you will work independently and interdependently within the PERSEC Teams to initiate clearance actions, periodic reinvestigations, crossovers; conducting clearance checks, review and process Security Pre-Screen checks, Visit Authorization Requests, CAC’s, fingerprint processing, answering questions received from applicants, employees, customers, and other duties as assigned.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate security background investigations and processing for different security clearance types/levels (T3, T3R; T5, T5Rs) utilizing the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations

  • Processing (e-Qips) through DISS and using the Fillable SF86 version for certain Agencies

  • Initiate processing actions for positions requiring Suitability requirements (National Agency Check (NAC), Tier 1; Background Investigation (BI), Moderate Risk Background Investigation (MBI), High Risk Background Investigation, Moderate Risk Positions of Trust (MRPTs), Position of Public Trust. Process Common Access Cards, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12)

  • Work closely with Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and other Security Representatives

  • Coordinate with OPM regarding personnel investigations for completion of clearance processing

  • Conduct quality control review of investigation packages (Questionnaire for National Security Positions SF86, 85, 85P’s, etc.) to ensure they are complete and accurate prior to submittal

  • Assist employees/candidates with security paperwork

  • Process and submit SF4311 for clearance actions

  • Submit CSR’s, request reciprocity within DISS

  • Initiate, process and submit Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Packages and Special Access Program (SAP) Packages

  • Process fingerprints through Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) as applicable

  • Track and Maintain clearances in DISS

  • Create and maintain records in the Amentum Security Database of Record (Gateway)

  • Conduct clearance checks utilizing DISS and Scattered Castles

  • Review Security Pre-Screen Forms as applicable

  • Familiarity with PART 147 – Adjudicative Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information under TITLE 32 - National Defense. Subtitle A - Department of Defense

  • Process outgoing visit requests and certifications

  • Other duties as assigned

  • This position may be eligible for remote work.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Secret Clearance

  • Familiarity of DISS and experience processing e-QIP

  • High School Degree or GED with 2+ years of Personnel Security or Security experience

Required Skills:

  • Knowledgeable in the use of DISS and e-QIP

  • Proficiency with software applications such as MS Office, Outlook and Adobe Pro

  • Excellent interpersonal skills be a self-starter and possess the ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment with a “no fail” mentality

  • Strong commitment to excellence and continuous improvement

  • Ability to effectively manage individual workflow

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to interact positively with all individuals either in-person, over the phone or via teleconferencing applications.

  • Ability to use discretion when handling sensitive personal information

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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