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Personnel Security Assistant
Ref No.: 18-02882
Location: Houston, Texas
Start Date: 04/24/2018
Order # RFQ1282258
Job Title Personnel Security Assistant
Number of resumes 4 potential candidate
Resume Due 04/26/2018 EOD






Job Description
Job Title Security Assistant
Client Department of Justice
Place of Performance United States Attorney's Office
1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002
Resume Due 4/26/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 1
No of Resumes 4
Period of performance Opens 04/23/2018 - Closes 04/27/2018
1 Year (12 - months) plus two option years
Working Hours 7:30 am to 5:30pm Monday thru Friday.
US Citizen Mandatory
Security Clearance Active Clearance is preferred.
Experience Federal Justice experience is preferred.

Job Duties
The contractor shall provide this person, to perform the duties outlined below with the skills necessary to successfully meet the Government's requirements.

(a) Responsibilities/Duties
  • Initiates pre-employment and reinvestigation background security requests and provides guidance on requirements to applicants, law clerks/interns, contractors, employees, managers or administrative personnel in the District. In this regard, is considered an expert source of information on processing a variety of types of employee suitability investigation procedures and addresses issues or required supporting documentation to facilitate favorable security clearance actions.
  • Reviews and evaluates pre-employment security questionnaires and supporting documents in accordance with current standards. When conflicts, omissions or problems are discovered, advises of the deficiency and corrective action or documentation necessary to resolve issues.
  • Prepares required documentation for security packages; initiates fingerprints (electronic or ink), credit checks, and background investigations. Determines proper processing requirements based on review and analysis of security level requested. When required, requests sensitive and personal financial or medical documentation from applicants to resolve derogatory or conflicting information. Facilitates a preliminary assessment as to whether applicants should continue to be considered or employed in the U.S. Attorneys' office and provides information to the Human Resources Officer for additional action.
  • Uses an automated Office of Personnel Management electronic system for processing SF-86, SF85, SF-85P Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP) for applicants. Sets permissions to allow sponsored candidates to use the system to prepare personnel security Forms for applicants and contractors initial background investigations or, when required, reinvestigations of current employees and contractors, who require security updates. Performs reviews and evaluation of information and documents submitted and keeps track of those in progress.
  • Controls and safeguards sensitive information collected and used within the personnel security process in accordance with regulatory guidance and local procedures. Maintains working security files on each applicant including information documenting the status of the action during each processing phase, e.g., recording the date the fingerprint and name check request was initiated and cleared, date the background investigation was initiated and scheduled, date the waiver package was submitted to the Executive Office for the United States Attorney's Offices (EOUSA) and date the waivers were approved, date drug test scheduled and record of the results.
  • Information is documented in the security file and maintained in the appropriate database maintained by the Support Service Section personnel.
  • Receives and processes requests for background investigations. Evaluates each submission for accuracy and completeness of documentation, including its conformance to regulations and established procedures. Makes determinations of the correct processing requirements based on review and analysis of the content of each submission. Resolves discrepancies in provided information or situations, which may be unclear or vague by referring to one of several controlling sets of rules, regulations and procedures. Interprets and applies regulatory and procedural requirements regarding background investigations and security clearance processing to include uncommon or complicated requests.
  • Produces a variety of recurring and ad hoc reports. Reports typically include information relating to the status of credit checks, fingerprint clearances, background investigations initiated or canceled, and waivers requested; and the weekly security report, which consists of the status and level of background investigations and updates on security clearances/reinvestigations for newly hired employees and current District personnel.

Qualification:
  • U.S. Citizen. Related experience preferred.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) SF-86 to obtain security clearance to the appropriate level as required by the Department/Agency.

Travel:
  • Travel will be required. The individual must maintain a valid driver's license throughout the duration of this contract. The preferred mode of transportation is the Government-furnished vehicle, when available. If Government-furnished vehicle is available, however, contractor decides to drive his/her privately owned vehicle; mileage will be paid at a reduced rate $0.18). If Government-furnished vehicle is not available, the contractor will be paid the full mileage rate ($0.54). These rates may changes in accordance to JFTR.