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Working As A Personnel Security Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $107,610

    Average Salary

What Does A Personnel Security Specialist Do At SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

* Create and process new incoming Program Access Request (PAR) packages by quality-reviewing the PAR.
* Route PAR for necessary approvals/signatures, tracking via the Joint Access Database Environment (JADE) database.
* Update the JADE database with all incoming Program Indoctrination Agreements (PIA) and Debriefing Statements; as well as foreign travel, security violations, derogatory information, etc.
* Assist customers as to the status of PAR packages; i.e., metrics reporting, checking the database as to status, and/or checking pending folders, reciprocity files, and individual personnel folders.
* Verify program access in support of multi-level programs and briefings.
* Reviews, tracks, and monitors security clearance processing activities with government personnel to achieve appropriate clearance actions.
* Process and track visit certifications for collateral and SCI access.
* Coordinate signatures for approval, may result in local travel

What Does A Personnel Security Specialist Do At DHS Headquarters

* Performing background investigations to identify and resolve suitability and/or security issues;
* Analyzing information in investigative reports to determine any disqualifying issues before a security clearance is granted; and
* Reviewing and evaluating security applications.
* Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.
* All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
* Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
* Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
* You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
* Time-in-grade
* Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service by the closing of this announcement

What Does A Personnel Security Specialist Do At AAR Corp

* Perform all security operations including personnel clearance processing , tracking, education, reporting, debriefs and any other duties administratively in support of INL as dictated by the FSO
* Daily use of personnel clearance data systems
* JPAS and E-qip reviewing forms for completeness and accuracy.
* Administer the fingerprinting process for candidates.
* Coach candidates on the mitigation of issues with their paperwork or the various parts of the clearance process
* Exercise superior customer service skills, discretion, confidentiality and candor in communicating with applicants on all aspects of the process to include all types of sensitive information
* Maintain classified materials receipt, logging, control, and dissemination.
* Create and maintain employee security documentation in accordance with government and company guidelines
* Process requests for reinstatement of clearances or periodic re-investigations at five and ten years as applicable
* Maintain accountability of classified government-furnished information and equipment.
* Participate in and perform inspections and audits.
* Enhance and participate in an active INL security awareness and education programs as directed.
* Assure compliance with all government and company security regulations.
* Oversee all duties assigned to the Security Clerk front desk for INL facility.
* Must be willing to relocate.
* Perform routine OCONUS travel and within CONUS travel as required.
* Position requires a U
* S. Department of State Secret Clearance
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Personnel Security Specialist Do At Washington Headquarters Services

* www.dhs.gov/E
* Verify
* If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an
* Alternate Application**: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php? title=AlternateApplicationInformation
* Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):
* Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.
* Click here for more information.
* Males born after 12
* must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
* Direct Deposit:
* All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
* Nepotism**: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.
* Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
* Read more
* How You Will Be Evaluated
* You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
* Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.
* If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience.
* If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
* Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
* A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
* All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.
* The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
* Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics)::
* Attention to Detail
* Decision Making
* Oral Communication
* Personnel and Security
* Supervision
* Tools and Methods
* Writing
* For Category Rating**: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
* If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
* Please follow all instructions carefully.
* Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
* Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified.
* Qualified Category** = Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
* Highly Qualified Category** = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures)
* Best Qualified Category** = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below.
* The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
* The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
* Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS
* level or higher).
* Read more
* Background checks and security clearance
* Security clearance
* Top Secret/SCI
* Required Documents
* Help
* Required Documents
* To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
* Your **résumé** showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
* Other supporting documents:
* Cover Letter, optional
* Most recent SF
* Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
* Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
* College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
* DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
* Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
* Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program** documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction
* In
* Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF
* that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
* PPP Registrants/Eligibles:
* Must submit the following applicable documents: 1) PPP registration 2) PCS orders (if applicable)
* Employees Serviced by WHS:
* Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through Washington Headquarters Services
* DO NOT**need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion.
* Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility.
* It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes.
* If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application.
* Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.
* Employees NOT Serviced by WHS**: Must submit a copy of your latest SF
* showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).
* You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD
* member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD
* from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD).
* The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).
* Veterans should upload their DD
* once they receive it upon separation.
* You should also document your complete military service information in the Veterans Preference and Military Service Section of the assessment questionnaire (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, disability claim and rank and date of retirement if retired).
* Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, you must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form
* SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF
* go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans

What Does A Personnel Security Specialist Do At Advantage Sci

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How To Become A Personnel Security Specialist

Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer analysts to have experience in a related occupation.


Information security analysts usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field. As information security continues to develop as a career field, many schools are responding with information security programs for prospective job seekers. These programs may become a common path for entry into the occupation. Currently, a well-rounded computer education is preferred.

Employers of information security analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Programs offering the MBA in information systems generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Information security analysts generally need to have previous experience in a related occupation. Many analysts have experience in an information technology department, often as a network or systems administrator. Some employers look for people who have already worked in fields related to the one in which they are hiring. For example, if the job opening is in database security, they may look for a database administrator. If they are hiring in systems security, a computer systems analyst may be an ideal candidate.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are a number of information security certifications available, and many employers prefer job candidates to have one. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from information security analysts. Some are general information security certificates, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and others have a narrow focus, such as penetration testing or systems auditing.


Information security analysts can advance to become chief security officers or another type of computer and information systems manager.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Information security analysts must carefully study computer systems and networks and assess risks to determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.

Detail oriented. Because cyberattacks can be difficult to detect, information security analysts pay careful attention to their computer systems and watch for minor changes in performance.

Ingenuity. Information security analysts anticipate information security risks and implement new ways to protect their organizations’ computer systems and networks.

Problem-solving skills. Information security analysts respond to security alerts and uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.

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Personnel Security Specialist Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Amharic

  • Tigrinya

  • Korean

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Top Personnel Security Specialist Skills

  1. Personnel Security Program
  2. Security Clearance
  3. Background Investigation Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Plan, coordinate and provide direction regarding establishing and implementing personnel security programs.
  • Analyze information relating national adjudicative criteria and grants interim security clearances, public trusts certifications, and final security clearances.
  • Conduct preliminary and final review of individual statements of personal history and related data prior to initiation of background investigation procedures.
  • Review a variety of records for suitability and personnel security purposes.
  • Tracked periodic reinvestigations for contract Court Security Officers, and Special Security Officers.

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