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Personnel Security Specialist
Ref No.: 18-02471
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Start Date: 02/03/2019
Order # RFQ1278087
Job Title Personnel Security Specialist
Number of resumes 6 potential candidate
Resume Due 04/13/2018 EOD

Job Description
Job Title Personnel Security Specialist
Client Department of Justice
Place of Performance DOJ EOIR/OS
Falls Church, VA 22041
Resume Due 4/13/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 2
No of Resumes 6
Period of performance Option Period 1: 2/3/2019 - 2/2/2020
Option Period 2: 2/3/2020 - 2/2/2021
Option Period 3: 2/3/2021 - 2/2/2022
Working Hours 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday-Friday. 40 hour work week.
1⁄2 hour lunch break.
US Citizen Mandatory
Security Clearance Active clearance is preferred
Experience Federal experience is required with Defense or Justice

Job Duties
  • Reviews and evaluates the content of detailed background investigations, identifying derogatory elements of information in accordance with current standards, and formulates administrative or adjudicative actions as necessary.
  • Maintains and tracks information in the Justice Security Tracking and Adjudication Record System (JSTARS) and/or manual systems. Ensures all cases are properly entered and processed in JSTARS.
  • Evaluates controversial information to determine the suitability or national security risk that each candidate/selectee may pose to the efficiency of government service, national security, and the mission of the EOIR and the Department. Resolution of such issues are relatively difficult and complex in that they may involve conflicting testimony, or sources and degrees of significant information in clearance adjudication cases; overlapping and conflicting requirements within the Department and EOIR.
  • Ensures that sensitive investigative data is handled and controlled in a secure fashion to protect the interests of the Department and safeguard the rights of the individual.
  • Works closely with the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR Executive Secretariat, Office of Human Resources, and the Justice Management Division's Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and Security and Emergency Planning Staff to ensure all policies and procedures are followed to recommend for approval, to the Attorney General, the appointment of Immigration Judges.
  • Drafts requests for additional information or the reopening of investigative cases to fully develop or mitigate inconclusive or derogatory elements of information. Documents the rational and action taken in each case to ensure all candidates are provided due process and to facilitate and justify Departmental action.
  • Provides personnel security guidance and assistance to managerial and administrative personnel nationwide. Advisory services relate to problems or questions involving application and implementation of security guidelines. Interprets applicable regulations and procedures concerning personnel security.
  • Performs a variety of analytical projects involved with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency's personnel security program. Studies and projects frequently address especially difficult and complex areas requiring careful development of alternatives. Provides thoughtful presentation of recommended courses of action to management officials who may be reluctant or resistant to accepting the report findings. Projects vary, but characteristically involve the development or modification of policies and guidelines.
  • Monitors systems, automated and manual, to ensure the timely and accurate processing of security documents.
  • Conducts broad studies to develop long-range personnel security goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the oversight of EOIR's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card issuance program for Federal employees. Serves as a Sponsor for the USAccess database. Ensures all new EOIR employees and/or contractors are sponsored and adjudicated for the HSPD-12 PIV card. As necessary, resolves issues with employee's HSPD-12 PIV card to include name changes, requesting replacement cards, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as needed in support of the Office of Security.