Feb 11, 2020

Senior Personnel Security Specialist Washington, District of Columbia

  • Armada Ltd.
  • Washington, District of Columbia
Full-Time Defense Government Law Enforcement & Security Other Strategy - Planning

Job Description

Type: Full Time

Location: Washington DC

Reports To: ARMADA HQ

Security Clearance Required:  Active Top Secret


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in conducting preliminary and final reviews of statements of personal history and related data prior to initiation of background investigation procedures.
  • Review completed background investigations of individuals who would occupy positions where a determination of suitability for employment or access to classified information is required.
  • Assist in the adjudication of personal background investigations for suitability for employment with the government and/or granting of a security clearance. This includes the drafting of summary sheets on the results of investigations for all assigned cases. In cases of derogatory information, the Contractor shall draft a detailed evaluation of the adverse information to include serious issue cases. When the information is insufficient to make a recommendation regarding the disposition of a case, the employee shall draft a list of recommended questions or lines of inquiry necessary so a recommendation can be made.
  • Conduct routine and/or confrontational subject interviews on behalf of the Client to verify information listed on statements of personal history or resolve items of derogatory information developed during the course of background investigations.
  • Ensure that sensitive investigative data is handled and controlled in a secure fashion to protect the interest of the Client and safeguard the rights of the individual.
  • Provide administrative support to other Personnel Security Specialists in completing actions in support of the Personnel Security mission.
  • Provide personnel security guidance and assistance to managerial and administrative personnel throughout the United States.
  • Provide customer service support with regards to personnel security to the Client.Support includes but is not limited to the following:Processing security clearance requests, Contractor Waivers, Initiating e-QIPs and resolving e-QIP issues and/or questions, reviewing e-QIP packages and processing investigations to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
  • Create new contractor cases in JSTARS in a timely and efficient manner
  • Manage the employee roster to include removing personnel that are no longer working for the Client or the districts, adding new contractor personnel, adding clearance information, etc.
  • Participate in cross-training and assist with the training of new personnel, as directed.
  • Responsible for assignment, workflow, and follow-up of all work performed by ARMADA PSS personnel.  
  • Provide technical knowledge, expertise and coaching to all PSS employees, yet not serve as their direct supervisor.
  • Support the PM as it relates to recruitment and personnel security staffing including reviewing personnel security candidate resumes, interviewing candidates, as well as candidate down selection
  • Contribute to personnel security employee annual performance evaluations and promotion reviews
  • Support the PM as it relates to disciplinary action and professional development of personnel security staff
  • Comply with Company and contract policies and procedures, support other duties as assigned by PM or Company Leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to multi-task, pay close attention to detail, stay alert and focused, and coordinate and manage electronic security equipment.
  • Ability to use computer software applications including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases and email.
  • Possess excellent organizational and file management skills and the ability to plan and execute administrative work with little supervision
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Possess excellent typing abilities and the skill to prepare documents accurately with minimal errors.
  • Ability to professionally interact with customers, colleagues and command members at all levels; and to foster positive business relationships.

Minimum/General Experience:

The Senior Personnel Security Specialist shall have a minimum of 10 years of project management and personnel security experience. The individual must have a documented work history demonstrating success at increasing levels of responsibility and project complexity in the area of personnel security. The individuals must have good critical thinking and writing skills and the ability to facilitate complex discussions with stakeholders.

Minimum Education:

BS/BA in a related field.  Ten years’ experience in personnel security



The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the contractor assigned to this position.

Special Notes: Relocation is not available for these jobs.

ARMADA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ARMADA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


General-Other: Security-Protective Services,   Security Intelligence & Analysis  



Security Clearance

Active Top Secret

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