Security Analyst - Senior
Req #: 223167
Location: Fairfax, VA US
Job Category: Security
Minimum Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph
Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities
Reviews a case file to determine what additional security processing, if any, needs to be performed.
Creates written products documenting case processing, such as Memorandum for the Record and E-mail.
Advises the Sponsor of the need for additional security processing in order to render adjudicative decision and schedule or conduct additional processing at the direction of the Sponsor.
Reviews the results of all security processing to glean necessary facts and data relevant to the final recommendation.
Interviews the subject in person, by telephone, or through written correspondence to elicit clarifying information after consultation and approval of the Sponsor.
Discusses with the Senior Case Manager (SCM), Expert Adjudicators, Adjudications Board members, Polygraph Examiners, Background Investigators, Case Processing Personnel, Managers, Office of Medical Services, Customers, and other as needed to resolve information discrepancies or gaps.
Analyzes the information and indicate a nexus between the behavior of the subject and the ICD 704 issues sufficient to support a final recommendation.
Provides a final written recommendation, in sufficient detail to permit the Sponsor to make an informed, independent decision to grant, disapprove or revoke a security clearance or approval.
Maintains each security file by purging duplicate copies of SF86, unofficial notes, page flags, and other extraneous materials prior to forwarding file to the SCM. Information contained on handwritten notes shall be formalized in a Memorandum for the Record and included in the file; the information is pertinent to the adjudication, prior to removal of the handwritten note. This may require that the adjudicator accurately upload official documents into electronic file records.
Makes oral presentations to SCMs, Program Managers, Adjudication Boards, and/or other Senior Agency officials, as required.
Administers notification to the customer, identity and recommend codes of conduct issues for the Sponsor to address, input of closing information in the Office of Security (OS) data base or other tracking software/applications as needed, and/or perform other follow-up actions resulting from the disposition of the case.
Protects all information and data acquired during the preparation of the analysis from unauthorized release, employing the "need to know" principle, and return all adjudicative notes to the Sponsor.
Returns to the contractor's point of contact cases that may give rise to an actual or potential conflict of interest, organizational or otherwise.
Responds in a timely manner to inquiries from the Sponsor on the status of pending cases or any other information pertaining to adjudicative support tasks
Manages case load effectively to meet the productivity standards set by the Sponsor.
Meets the adjudicative quality standards established by the Sponsor.
Attends meetings required for all adjudicative personnel and mandatory training courses required by the Sponsor for individuals with staff-like access.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must possess demonstrated analytical ability and the ability to handle a large, complex workload.
Must demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and the ability to discreetly handle sensitive, personal and classified case information.
Must have excellent writing skills, with the ability to comprehend complex and multi-source data into succinct and supportable final reports.
Must possess strong organizational skills and good judgment. In addition, must be able to operate various corporate and customer specific automated systems for case tracking and status reporting.
Must have a thorough understanding of the federal rules and regulations that encompass the clearance process.
Knowledge of and ability to use standard office equipment (e.g., computers, facsimile machines, printers, scanners, reproduction machines, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to produce analytic documents that require minimal editing, unitize software tools (e.g., MS Word/Excel/Power Point).
Demonstrated understanding of the federal rules and regulations that encompass the clearance process.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple task assignments to meet deadlines.
Ability and skill to elicit information during an interview with minimal direction and work effectively with a variety of individuals.
Ability to adapt to changing work requirements.
Ability to provide on-the-job training to colleagues.
Must have an active TS / SCI Full Scope Polygraph Clearance.
Considerable knowledge and application of the principles of the ICD 704-Personnel Security Standards and Procedures and Governing Eligibility for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information and Other Controlled Access Program Information as mandated through the issuance of the Presidents Executive Order (EO) 13467 Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information and endorsed by Director of National Intelligence.
Knowledge and experience may include verifiable experience in conducting background investigations, consolidating and/or processing investigative inputs, creating a comprehensive applicant profile, and/or preparing and adjudicative analysis and recommendation for the USG, or on behalf of a USG customer. While all of the above examples of ICD 704 experience are relevant, the strongest candidates will be those with prior adjudicative experience.
A minimum of 5 years of adjudicative experience in a Federal or Contractor role with the Federal Government or equivalent year(s) of experience in a related field or internship as delineated below.
Equivalent experience in a related field may include, but is not limited to the following:
Broad experience analyzing, interpreting and applying personnel security policies, standards, procedures or regulations.
Experience conducting personalized as well as secondary/final reviews of more junior level staff to ensure the accuracy, completeness and quality of final reports in compliance with ICD 704 requirements and guidelines.
Demonstrated experience in conducting pre-employment security interviews or background investigations for Federal Government job applicants, contractors and employees.
Successful completion of additional training (coaching, on the job training, training courses) to develop, enhance and/or mature personal analytical and critical thinking skill sets.
Involvement in designing or teaching a training offering aimed at developing or refining individuals analytical or critical thinking skills.
Contributions to the development and updating of Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) documenting best practices at in-depth knowledge of the organization.
Successful academic record that reflects demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills (see Education requirements section below).
Demonstrated experience conducting interviews and subsequently summarizing and verbally presenting results to senior audiences.
Will be required to complete the ODNI Intro to National Security Adjudications Course within 30 days of deployment.
Must be able to organize and assess investigative file material against required coverage for all case types specific to the assigned program.
Ensure routine background investigation coverage, polygraph, and National Agency Checks are completed according to standards for the level of access requested, and can identify cases that meet outlined thresholds and investigative results that may warrant review of case material by Subject Matter Experts outside of customer organization.
Present case facts, analysis, and recommendations to the Adjudication Board in the presence of Government Program Managers, Senior Case Managers, and peers.
Must be capable of preparing products that capture relevant case details and present facts in a logical manner.
Must be able to compose and formalize adjudicative closing documents utilizing all investigative and/or polygraph results required to render a decision based on ICD 704 standards for access to national security information.
Must be able to submit analysis and recommendations with clear nexus between issues and/or non-issues according to ICD 704 standards. This analysis and recommendation will include identifying, supporting, and implementation of appropriate risk-mitigation strategies when appropriate.
Must be able to identify, as early as possible, any significant derogatory information that may alter the course of routine processing or warrant immediate action, and be capable of clarifying facts, able to elicit new or additional information and, if necessary, further investigate questions relevant to final adjudication
Track cases throughout the processing stages to ensure investigative information is reviewed for relevance as it comes to completion; and capable of preparing and providing the Statement of Reasons, investigative files, executive case summaries, and First Level Review recommendations. All new information generated throughout the adjudication process is scanned and/or electronically uploaded to the electronic file.
Also, specifically required training / knowledge:
* The Sponsor's clearance adjudicative process;
* Application of ICD 704 and EO 12968 to adjudicative issues
* Effective interview and briefing techniques
High school diploma or GED
(Advanced degree may be substituted for upwards of six months of experience) An associates or B.A./B.S. degree in English or related field of study (Degree examples include, but are not limited to Criminal Sciences, Cybersecurity, Behavioral Sciences, Management, Financial or Auditing, etc.) which has a central theme/focus related to writing in a clear, concise manner and ability to articulate and defend a logical well-reasoned conclusion based on available and/or discovered/developed information. In summary, any formally approved B.A./B.S. course of study with a related emphasis which demonstrates well developed and honed critical thinking and analysis skills.
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