Mar 23, 2020

Mid-Level Personnel Security Specialist (Adjudicator) Washington DC JOB ID 1145

  • Armada Ltd.
Full-Time Defense Government Information Technology (IT) Other

Job Description

Mid-Level Personnel Security Specialist (Adjudicator)

Type: Full Time

Location: Washington DC

Reports To: ARMADA HQ

Security Clearance Required:  Active Top Secret

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and assist in 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.

  • Conduct 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 JSTARSin 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.

  • Process requests for access to National Security information to Headquarters

  • Analyze information and provide recommendations on waiver and adjudication determinations.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of e-QIP, PIPS, CVS, NCIC, fingerprint card and live scan processing and, security databases.

  • Participate in cross-training and assist with the training of new personnel, as directed.

  • Submit time and expense reports per Company protocols, comply with Company and contract policies and procedures, support other duties as assigned by PM or Company Leadership.

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:

Mid-Level Personnel Security Specialists shall have 8 years of personnel security experience and at least 2 years of adjudication 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 (or four additional year’s experience).  


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.


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