PAE, Inc Personnel Security Specialist II in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Personnel Security Specialist II

To provide personnel and administrative support services for National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).


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

  • Create new record and scan employee or contractor security information into Personnel Administrative Security System (PASS).

  • Run security reports and reconcile data entries for the PASS database.

  • Initiate employees and contractors in the OPM Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system.

  • Answer questions from employees or contractors regarding data entry into the OPM e-QIP system or other related inquiries.

  • Perform electronic background investigation checks, using NCUA or other databases (e.g., TransUnion, Equifax, Experian, and OPM CVS/PIPS).

  • Serve in role as “sponsor” for the NCUA Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card issuance process.

  • Provide building escort for new employees, contractors, or visitors as required.

  • Send requests to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security or other federal agencies for namechecks and database searches related to security processing.

  • Research, review, track, gather, and compile data into a report to be used by OCSM Personnel Security Specialists in making suitability and fitness determinations.

  • Prepare requests to federal and district courts for criminal record information.

  • Receive hardcopy FBI fingerprint records and other reports and prepare folders for review by OCSM Personnel Security Specialists.

  • Enter data into OPM Central Verification System (CVS) database and ensure national security clearances are loaded into the OPM Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS).

  • Prepare national security clearance requests and reports, and track status within PASS.

  • Assist with granting physical access and PIV card issuance.

  • On a weekly basis (or as requested), run standard security reports and reconcile data entries in the PASS database.

  • Assist OCSM staff with emergency preparedness and response activities.

  • 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.

  • Assist with data entry and report generation for the NCUA Incident Management System (IMS).

  • 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 requires 20% travel.

  • Position hours are from Monday- Friday regular hours.

Minimum Experience & Education

  • With a Bachelor’s Degree this position requires two 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

· Two (2) years’ experience in researching, retrieving, reviewing, analyzing, and comparing background investigation material. Knowledge and understanding of security regulations and policies affecting employment of individuals in federal government (e.g., C.F.R. 731, EO 10450). Ability to manage large volumes of data entry tasks and appropriately safeguard background investigation material. Knowledge and technical skills navigating and utilizing security databases (e.g., OPM e-QIP system, CVS and SII). Knowledge and familiar with HSPD-12 and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201-1 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors credential processing requirements for issuance of PIV card. Must be able to communicate with professionals on all levels and display customer service skills.

· One (1) year experience in data entry on word processing databases, proofreading, and administrative filing. Experience with Microsoft Word, E-mail, Voicemail, the Internet, Access, Excel, answering telephones, using copy machines, using fax machines, and customer service.

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 NCUA security clearance and position requires U.S. citizenship.

  • Experience in the application of 5CFR731 suitability guidelines.

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 PASS, eQIP

  • 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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