Top Personnel Security Specialist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Personnel Security Specialist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Personnel Security Specialist resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.4% of Personnel Security Specialist resumes contained Security Personnel as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Personnel Security Specialist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Personnel Security Specialist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Security Personnel

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Here's how Security Personnel is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Provided specific guidance and recommendations to field and headquarters security personnel to resolve case-specific situations.
  • Maintained employee security personnel folders to include updating personal and clearance information as necessary.
  • Provided technical and administrative direction to subordinate security personnel.
  • Assisted the security personnel section by daily performing a myriad of task and special projects.
  • Acted as the liaison between the contracting agency and DEA's Security Personnel.
  • Maintained a daily log and schedule of all security personnel on site.
  • Arranged for system training of all security personnel.Martinsburg VA was a COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) Center.

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2. Periodic Reinvestigations

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Here's how Periodic Reinvestigations is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed, processed and submitted security clearance paperwork for initial investigations and periodic reinvestigations to the clearance division.
  • Coordinate periodic reinvestigations as outlined in the Government security manual for all federal employees and candidates using e-QIP.
  • Tracked periodic reinvestigations for contract Court Security Officers, and Special Security Officers.
  • Analyzed, corrected, and submitted periodic reinvestigations to United States Investigative Service.
  • Managed the Continuous Evaluation Program and ensured periodic reinvestigations were initiated when required.
  • Review all security Process periodic reinvestigations when required.
  • Maintained rosters and submitted periodic reinvestigations as required.
  • Process and assign periodic reinvestigations to adjudicators.
  • Initiate all level of clearances when initial clearance or periodic reinvestigations are required for employees to perform their job duties.
  • Process all initial clearances, periodic reinvestigations, and clearance crossovers for 22% of the employee's with SAIC.
  • Managed the procedures to obtain new security clearances and periodic reinvestigations in accordance with the NISPOM and contractual requirements.
  • Monitor clearance investigation statuses and coordinate with SISO on Periodic Reinvestigations (PR) for personnel with SCI access.
  • Initiated Periodic Reinvestigations via e-QIP format and maintained liaison with OPM for requesting investigation for SCI.
  • Provided personnel security updates to supervisors, SISZ personnel and individual customers investigation status and coordinate on periodic reinvestigations.
  • Maked routine calls to Defense Security Service to inquire status of submitted clearances and Periodic Reinvestigations.
  • Initiated eQip application and monitor periodic reinvestigations for the agency's personnel.
  • Processed, initiated, and reviewed periodic reinvestigations (PR s) and initial investigation requests through e-Qip.
  • Reviewed and evaluated Periodic Reinvestigations (PR), Special Investigative Inquiries (SIIs).
  • Maintained periodic reinvestigations report for 5,700 CIVMARs.

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3. OPM

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Here's how OPM is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Ensured review of security applications submitted for completion and accuracy to determine type and scope of investigation before submitting to OPM.
  • Exercised leadership in managing, coordinating, and directing the development of initiatives which will promote agency wide improvements in management.
  • Assist in development of agency-wide policy standards for the granting of security clearances and suitability for employment for perspective candidates.
  • Provided suggestions during the development and issuance of agency-wide policy standards for applicant suitability and the granting of security clearances.
  • Assisted with updating FDIC BI Operations manual and participated in testing of new computer software and developmental investigative tracking system.
  • Monitored personnel security investigation requirements for civilian and military branches; ensured compliance with OPM and DSS guidelines.
  • Completed Center for Development of Security Excellence: Introduction to Physical Security and Introduction to Personnel Security.
  • Participated in the development and implementation of EEO policies and procedures for the personnel security department.
  • Assisted with the development and implementation of agency training initiatives to maximize employee productivity and quality.
  • Reviewed issues and negative information gathered from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security investigations.
  • Participated in testing of new computer software and testing of developmental investigative tracking systems.
  • Granted initial/final suitability determination based on outcome of preliminary screening and final OPM investigation.
  • Develop correspondence and standard operating procedures for established NIH/OPM Personnel Security procedures and processes.
  • Mentored Junior Personnel by Conducting Career Development Boards in which improves Command Advancement.
  • Managed the development and implementation of the program's administrative and logistics procedures.
  • Organized and maintained confidentiality of credentials required by OPM to investigate cases.
  • Provided technical expertise into the development of procedures and operational schedules.
  • Completed adjudication training at the Center for Development of Security Excellence.
  • Review background investigation information under OPM's Clearance verification system.
  • Assisted in the identification and development of improvement objectives.

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4. Jpas

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Here's how Jpas is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Verified personnel security clearances for indoctrination and authorized visits using JPAS.
  • Provide customer service to Investigative Service Provider (ISP) requests pertaining to a subject's status in JPAS & ISMS.
  • Determine clearance information to be entered into JPAS and Access Commander based on an employee's contractual justification for access.
  • Used a variety of computer programs such as JPAS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and some SharePoint.
  • Process Visit Authorization Requests (via JPAS and manually) for employees supporting Army and Navy contracts.
  • Reported judgments in personnel records of foreign intelligence, recruitment efforts and human nature incidents within JPAS.
  • Updated the JPAS database; enters investigative information, enters EPSQ data and In/out process personnel.
  • Provide customers with required badges by first verifying individual's identity and accesses utilizing the JPAS.
  • Provide and view security information from (JPAS) pertaining to current security clearance information.
  • Entered security data into Department of Defense (JPAS) and Navy security clearance databases.
  • Maintain JPAS and Secure Access database and facilitate access to the Secure Access database.
  • Designated as the JPAS Account Manager which incorporated privileges to activate and deactivate accounts.
  • Complete terminations/ separations in JPAS and AC when an employee leaves the company.
  • Provided training and guidance on the use of JPAS to activity personnel.
  • Maintain all clearance actions in the Access Commander Database and JPAS.
  • Reviewed Adjudication entries (JPAS) in the OPM portal website.
  • Update Access Commander and JPAS to reflect employee's eligibility status.
  • Add new employee records to Access Commander and JPAS when necessary.
  • Use JPAS/JCAVS to verify clearance level of visitors and/or visit requests.
  • Experience with preparation and electronic submission of the JPAS required.

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5. Electronic Questionnaires

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Here's how Electronic Questionnaires is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Initiate tentative hires into the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP).
  • Create the electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) and record data through the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Designed the DON Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) Manual for Security Manager's and Applicants.
  • Utilize Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (EQIP) and Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS).
  • Initiated requests for background investigations using the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system.
  • Review Electronic Questionnaires (SF-86 and SF-85P+PS).
  • Initiate and process Federal and Contract applicants into the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigation (e-QIP) system.
  • Initiate, review, and approve electronic questionnaires on the new OPM (eQIP) System.
  • Reviewed SF-86 and Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-Qip) for accuracy and completeness.
  • Initiate Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-Qip) system to applicants and employees.
  • Initiated and submitted military members security investigations by reviewing data in Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (EQIP).

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6. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Displayed the highest standards of professionalism and integrity when collaborating in meetings with external and internal DOD customers/ security staff.
  • Established and maintained a continuous relationship with all DOD agencies regarding Personnel Security and adjudicative decisions.
  • Managed a quality monitoring program to collect and analyze quality deficiencies in DoD personnel security investigations.
  • Trained, instructed and assisted DIA and DOD personnel concerning security clearance investigative procedures and regulations.
  • Conducted all DOD favorable Congressional National Agency Check investigations and conducted several Subject Interviews.
  • Interpret DoD security regulations and procedures to ensure adherence to the appropriate guideline.
  • Processed DOD security clearances in compliance with National Industry Security Program.
  • Review completed investigations to ensure DoD interests are safeguarded.
  • Related training taken: DOD Personnel Security Adjudications.
  • Coordinate visit authorization of DoD staffers.
  • Issued statements of reason, clearance revocations, and letters of denial in accordance with adjudication guidelines established in DOD 5200.2R.
  • Provided guidance and leadership to lower graded specialists, organized and prioritized my workload, communicated with others within the DOD.
  • Managed full range services in processing federal security clearances in accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) and DCID regulations.
  • Administered and managed a DOD Special Access Program (SAP) for the Department of the Navy (DON).
  • Worked on the DMRD 986 (Defense Management Review Decision 1993), this consolidated all DOD non-military CAF's.
  • Process a large volume of incoming/outgoing correspondence from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and DoD agencies worldwide.
  • Processed security clearances requests for military and civilian personnel security investigations consistent with AFI 31-501, DOD Directive 5200.2.
  • Interpreted Executive Orders, Statutes, DoD Directives, and administrative instructions and were effectively utilized during case processing.
  • Collaborated with senior officials in the development of DoD security policy, while performing mid and long-range policy planning.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of personnel security, and the process of Department of Defense (DOD) clearances.

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7. Derogatory Information

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Here's how Derogatory Information is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Evaluate derogatory information from a suitability perspective to determine if the individual meets Federal suitability standards and makes recommendations to management.
  • Recorded all derogatory information in the Clearance Processing System, and when necessary, submitted unfavorable adjudication to Management for approval.
  • Provide technical guidance to Treasury bureaus concerning the resolution of unfavorable suitability information or derogatory information disclosed during background investigations.
  • Evaluated derogatory information for security significance, and compared to precedent setting cases in order to continue or suspend access.
  • Reviewed reports of personnel background investigations to identify the presence of derogatory information and ensured follow-up actions were taken.
  • Prepared recommendations for interim suspension of security clearances of cleared personnel on whom especially significant derogatory information becomes known.
  • Discussed derogatory information contained in reports with employees to clarify information, and conducted inquires on unresolved issues.
  • Validate derogatory information with appropriate authorities, when necessary, and report derogatory information to OPM as needed.
  • Report credible derogatory information to the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudication Facility and suspend access if needed.
  • Compose letters to applicants inquiring about derogatory information found in the course of the preliminary background investigation.
  • Scheduled security investigations and screened background investigations for derogatory information using the e-QIP application and the SF-86.
  • Evaluated favorable, derogatory information, prepare written report of findings and recommend the appropriate suitability/security determination.
  • Interviewed applicants regarding derogatory information discovered during the investigation, and conducted inquires on unresolved issues.
  • Review various FBI and other agency data systems for derogatory information or potential security/suitability issues.
  • Ensured efficient review of background investigation forms to determine completeness and screening of derogatory information.
  • Reviewed diverse cases by types of investigations and processed general categories for derogatory information.
  • Processed, managed, monitored and reviewed derogatory information on subject member security cases.
  • Reviewed reports of personnel investigations to identify the presence or absence of derogatory information.
  • Interviewed employees showing evidence of inconclusive/derogatory information and determine whether additional information is required.
  • Identified and resolved any deficiencies, discrepancies or derogatory information contained in the documents.

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8. Sf86

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Here's how Sf86 is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Review SF86 Applications for accuracy and completeness for subjects within my responsibility.
  • Review all SF86, SF85ps, and other government forms that are required for the different clearance nominations.
  • Reviewed and processed investigative documents including SF86, SF85P, SF85, OF306, FD258, and SF87.
  • Reviewed Personnel Security Questionnaire (SF86) and personal documents submitted by Field Investigators.
  • Reviewed and assisted candidates with completion of background investigation paperwork including Standard Form 85/86 (SF85, SF85P, SF86).
  • Prepare PAR packages for submittal to the government, check SF86 for accuracies.

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9. SCI

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Here's how SCI is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Review, evaluate, adjudicates, and makes personnel security determinations for security clearance and SCI access eligibility.
  • Presented and defended adjudicative findings before a disciplinary review board regarding appeals for proposed removals when necessary.
  • Collaborated with human resources to notify candidates and employees of employment determinations and disciplinary decisions.
  • Adjudicated investigations at the Department of State for Security Clearance and SCI determinations.
  • Monitor Armed Guard performance/served as Human Resources Representative during Guard disciplinary actions.
  • Validated positions requiring access to SCI and maintained Security Information Files.
  • Compiled necessary administrative and adjudicative actions and made interim SCI determinations.
  • Coordinated SCI reciprocal clearance packages for military, civilian and contractors.
  • Implement disciplinary action as needed with appointed authority and Human Resources.
  • Process NON-sensitive, Non-critical sensitive, Critical-sensitive, SCI eligibility investigations.
  • Provided security reviews and assessments of compromises of SCI information.
  • Provide operational and administrative security support to multiple SCI activities.
  • Provided testimony before disciplinary review boards when necessary.
  • Assisted with the maintenance of the visitor control program following Department of the Army and national SCI programs, as needed.
  • Initiated suspense actions on all personnel for submission of their Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ) for SCI processing.
  • Debriefed SCI clearances in JPAS and Access Commander and forwarded signed Non-Disclosure and Indoctrination Memorandum forms to INSCOM personnel.
  • Grant or deny Top Secret clearance with SCI access to Special Agent applicants based on Suitability and Security Guidelines.
  • Apply security policy, procedures, and systems across various security disciplines as they relate to local missions.
  • Evaluated daily the safeguarding information material affecting the National Defense/Security of the United States at a SCI level.
  • Performed weekly status report for all incoming (Unclassified, Secret, Top Secret and SCI) correspondence.

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10. Joint Personnel

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Here's how Joint Personnel is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Processed incoming and outgoing visitor's request via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Maintained Personnel Security data in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Subject Matter Expert in Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).

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11. Defense Security Service

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Here's how Defense Security Service is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed personnel security investigations obtained from the Defense Security Service, Office of Personnel Management and military service investigations.
  • Detailed Knowledge of Defense Security Service (DSS) clearance process and a keen understanding of the intelligence community.
  • Processed PSQs through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Defense Security Service (DSS).

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12. Adjudication System

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Here's how Adjudication System is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Monitored investigation requests and utilized the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to verify adjudication status.
  • Processed visit requests through Joint Personnel Adjudication System.
  • Record information in databases such as Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and Clearance Adjudication Tracking System (CATS).
  • Provided customers with required badges by first verifying individual's identity and accesses utilizing the Joint Personnel Adjudication System and PS3.
  • Managed the Joint Personnel Adjudication System providing real-time clearance information for all personnel assigned the 844CG and AFDW/A6.
  • Performed system administrator duties and trained personnel on use of the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Used automated programs to verify Security Clearance Data in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Initiated, tracked, and processed clearance investigation requests through Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Reviewed Office of Personnel Management (OPM) & Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) checks.
  • Administered daily activities for access control and Personnel Security using Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Served as DONCAF's representative on the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) Analysis Team.
  • Logged pertinent information into a computer case tracking system, Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Monitor Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) for termination notices and communicate status as needed.
  • Review Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) printouts and Visit Authorization Requests (VAR).
  • Used the Joint Personnel Adjudication System to ensure personnel had proper security clearance to fulfill duties.
  • Ensured security clearance determinations were processed through the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Process incoming and outgoing visit requests through Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Administered JPAS (Joint Personnel Adjudication System) to conduct routine security audits.
  • Check the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) for clearance status changes.
  • Conduct Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) visit notifications.

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13. Pips

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Here's how Pips is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Update Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS) with Security/Suitability Investigation Index (SII) data on each scheduled case.
  • Analyze personnel security case files via e-QIP, PIPS/JPAS to determine the scope and type of investigation required.
  • Process investigations in the automated system known as Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS).
  • Reviewed the status of subjects fingerprint and previous investigations in OPM's PIPS system.
  • Identify technical issues preventing swift processing through PIPS and recommend alternatives and solutions.
  • Processed E-QIP request, JPAS/PIPS, SF86/ SF85p and other investigation packages.
  • Update information and investigation history in PIPS, JPAS and NED databases.
  • Update the PIPS data to verify an individual s clearance data information.
  • Check for background investigation scheduling date and case numbers through PIPS.
  • Run OPM PIPS checks to verify clearance status on employees.
  • Verify investigations via Personnel Investigations Processing Systems (PIPS).
  • Performed open case reads for adjudicators using PIPS.
  • Reviewed PIPS for active or previous investigations.
  • Searched PIPs to determine if applicant has an in-scope favorable adjudication before initiating E-QIP and run fingerprint check.
  • Check PIPS, JPAS and IABI for applicants previous background investigations.
  • Consult client's CAF/SMEs as required to obtain status of SAC and/or existing investigations in PIPS.

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14. Dcii

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Here's how Dcii is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Request previous investigations needed for adjudicative determinations directly through federal agencies and networks including OPM Portal, DCII, and DMDC.
  • Submit checks for OPM, CREDIT, DCII, JPAS and, Polygraph Examinations to verify information submitted on applications.
  • Conducted DCII quality checks to ensure closure, and provided status updates of pending cases to leadership.
  • Used electronic management database tools such as DCII, and CVS to determine type of PSI needed.
  • Maintained IC Community Customer Information for DCII, JPAS, Scattered Castles, and related databases.
  • Reviewed DCII and ordered the appropriate files to ensure case files were complete and accurate.
  • Ensured all investigations had current DCII tracings and were attached in CASPR.
  • Research and verify clearance information data utilizing JPAS & DCII.
  • Input data and security information into JPAS and DCII.
  • Reviewed Defense Clearance Investigations Index (DCII) checks.
  • Checked DCII, JPAS, CATS, DEIDS, and requested files from respective agencies, i.e.
  • Designated as the DCII and JPAS POC and SysAdmin for DoD CAF (Defense Division).
  • Retrieve Security checks through JAPAS, DCII, and SCATTERED CASTLES.
  • Designated as DCII, AFADS and PASS 2 account manager, maintain a level 3 JPAS account.
  • Researched personnel security information in the DCII and Sential Key database.

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15. Criminal Investigations

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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Adjudicated investigative reports involving conflicting data from security, counterintelligence, or criminal investigations.
  • Partnered closely with DIA special agents and law enforcement in conducting criminal investigations.
  • Review and evaluate various background investigations, counterintelligence reports, criminal investigations.

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16. Sf-85P

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Here's how Sf-85P is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Review Personnel Security Questionnaires (SF-86 and SF-85P), verify information submitted on applications for derogatory information.
  • Review security clearance forms, such as the SF-86, SF-85P and OF-306 and flag instances in which information is missing.
  • Reviewed security forms SF-85, SF-85P, SF-86 and fingerprint card FD-258 for accuracy, discrepancy and completeness.
  • Analyze incoming SF-86, SF-85P and SF85, required releases and authorization forms for completeness and accuracy.
  • Send correct eQip invitation to initiate preliminary suitability review at the time of application for SF-85P, SF-85, and SF-86.
  • Conduct Self Inspection twice a year to prepare for yearly DSS Inspection Familiar with SF-86, SF-85P and e-QIP.

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17. Additional Information

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Here's how Additional Information is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Ensured that all National Investigative standards are met and if not, will submit request for additional information for eligibility determination.
  • Coordinate with Field Agents and HR Specialists to obtain additional information needed for completion of background investigations and case adjudications.
  • Submit detailed request for additional information when a favorable security determination cannot be made based upon the information received.
  • Managed submission process by working with agencies daily and requested additional information from candidates to expedite the application process.
  • Conduct Personnel Security interviews to address and obtain additional information for identified and developed issues of security concern.
  • Reviewed personnel security packages to ensure information was completed and determined whether additional information was needed.
  • Contacted potential new hires for additional information to complete their applications.
  • Use knowledge of investigative requirements to request additional information when appropriate.
  • Prepared various correspondence memorandums and request for additional information memorandums.
  • Assist in acquiring additional information necessary to continue PAR process.
  • Requested additional information and letters of support for negative information.
  • Contacted appropriate sources to obtain additional information as necessary.
  • Prepare memorandums for additional information regarding security concerns.
  • Prepared security clearance denials and revocations, Statement of Reasons, Request for Additional Information, and Letters of Warning.
  • Assigned cases after pulling additional information for files.
  • Interviewed applicants, employees and contractors in person and telephonically for additional information to complete adjudicative standards.
  • Composed letters of information to request additional information where derog information was found.
  • Contacted Certifiers as needed to obtain additional information.
  • Contacted the subject for any additional information needed for the screening process.
  • Review files and conduct preliminary suitability checks Contact applicants to clarify or provide additional information Adjudicate completed background investigations

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18. Security Policies

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Here's how Security Policies is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Maintain responsibility that all relevant information and justification is developed and properly considered in accordance with security policies and Bureau regulations.
  • Implemented and enforced security policies and procedures consistent with the National Reconnaissance Office and Director of Central Intelligence Directive.
  • Provide an adjudication and or recommendation on the eligibility of personnel for employment applying suitability & security policies.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in industrial security matters, essential national industrial security policies, directives and programs.
  • Supported management by assisting in the enforcement of U.S. Department of Homeland Security policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain security policies and systems that facilitate achievement of FBI Security Division mission.
  • Conducted numerous scheduled and non-scheduled security inspections to determine compliance with security policies and procedures.
  • Reviewed and provided comments regarding personnel security policies developed by DON commands/agencies.
  • Recommended changes as necessary to comply with agency security policies.
  • Designed and implemented personnel security policies and procedures.
  • Implement Personnel Security policies and Directives.
  • Supervised the implementation of personnel security policies and protection of personal information in accordance to the Privacy Act of 1974.
  • Up to date knowledge of security policies, requirements, concepts and procedures including personnel and physical security.
  • Briefed officials on personnel security policies and defined the level of risk involved for deviations from policy.
  • Applied suitability/security policies, systems, procedures and techniques to determine whether job applicants should be hired.
  • Reviewed and analyzed the effects of proposed and actual changes to security policies and guidelines.
  • Prepared written reports concerning personnel security policies, guidelines, procedures, and practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of security policies, JAFAN requirements, and all DCIDS.
  • Implemented security policies and procedures in accordance with SecNav M-5510.30.
  • Applied knowledge of personnel security policies recommending the pre selection of government approved fingerprinting sites for applicants.

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19. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Prepared and maintained initial security packages to be submitted to various government agencies.
  • Provided confirmation for facilities and provided written clearance confirmation for various government agencies.
  • Coordinated and scheduled polygraphs with various government agencies and personnel.
  • Process external clearance verification requests to other government agencies.
  • Certified security clearance to other government agencies.
  • Coordinate INDOC assist with various government agencies to include NRO, CIA, NGA, DIA and other intelligence communities.
  • Assist in the maintenance of security clearances for different Government agencies for both personnel and material handling.
  • Corresponded on a regular basis with higher headquarters, supporting units, and Government Agencies.
  • Work with Government agencies in preparing nomination packages required for SCI and Yankee White.
  • Collaborate with numerous government agencies to confirm security clearances and convert them to SAIC.

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20. Credit Reports

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Here's how Credit Reports is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Analyzed medical evaluations, credit reports, financial information and police reports in determining suitability for employment.
  • Reviewed results of NCIC, credit reports, name and fingerprint checks from respective agencies on employees and applicants.
  • Prepared requests for credit reports, further investigations or other written documents necessary to complete the appeals process.
  • Requested Credit Reports, SAC's and responded to inquiries via telephone, e-mail and fax.
  • Review credit reports, criminal histories, driving records, transcripts, and personal history statements.
  • Entrusted to run credit reports and compile statistics regarding adjudicators' performance.
  • Review credit reports and conduct a financial analysis on candidates.
  • Ordered and reviewed credit reports when directed.
  • Obtain & review credit reports to ensure security requirements are met.
  • Use Equifax to produce credit reports.
  • Used Cyberlynxx (NCIC) for criminal checks and CBCInnovis Credit Report to review credit reports as necessary.
  • Generate Experian credit reports to cross check any outstanding debt issues authorized through the credit release form DOJ-555.

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21. Personnel Security Files

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Here's how Personnel Security Files is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Provided administrative support that includes investigators review of personnel security files, and reviews of personnel security questionnaires.
  • Maintain the personnel security database and all personnel security files.
  • Provided support to investigators and evaluated various personnel security files.
  • Evaluated personnel security files in coordination with external investigators.
  • Maintained local personnel security files in support for the maintenance and administration of the command s security database using JCAVS.
  • Coordinate the appropriate background investigation(s) with appropriate agencies and the maintenance of personnel security files.
  • Process, maintain and verify personnel security files and records for over 3,000 personnel assigned to USCENTCOM.
  • Maintain local personnel security files and supports the maintenance and administration of the Secure Access security database.
  • Maintained personnel security files in a pending status until all processing completed and files are closed.
  • Develop, manage, and store personnel security files (PSF).
  • Maintain U.S. Coast Guard Military, Civilian and Auxiliary personnel Security Files.
  • Maintain and update personnel security files and systems of record.
  • Establish and maintain personnel security files for all supported personnel.
  • Created Personnel Security Files for each individual case file.
  • Maintain and update personnel security files.
  • Maintain personnel security files on those personnel with a security clearance.

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22. Security Issues

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Here's how Security Issues is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Completed special projects, as assigned, to include briefing agency executive management regarding current security issues and concerns.
  • Planned and conducted special internal investigations for complex, sensitive, and critical national security issues requiring resolution.
  • Evaluate security issues/problems with DON Security Managers and Special Security Officers to make recommendations for resolving security issues.
  • Prepare executive and staff correspondence on sensitive personnel security issues such as eligibility denial or revocation
  • Perform independent review, analysis and provide resolution to difficult and complex personnel security issues.
  • Monitored and evaluated unit performance on key security issues, recommending corrective action.
  • Coordinated DON personnel security research projects pertaining to personnel security issues.
  • Request risk management assessments for unresolved security issues.
  • Researched security issues; conducting subject and issue-related interviews when necessary; liaising with investigative, and case colleagues as needed.
  • Provided technical assistance to employees and coworkers to ensure security measures were met to resolve security issues.
  • Maintain and handle security issues for over 1800 personnel within assigned organizations.
  • Provide customers support in resolving any security issues that may develop.
  • Research and resolve discrepancies in personnel security issues.
  • Reviewed and coordinated reports of investigation to determine if security issues have been identified correctly.
  • Research various security issues, and will provide this information to requestors within the Command.

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23. Hspd-12

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Here's how Hspd-12 is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Make adjudication determinations under HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12).
  • Review and obtain additional documentation to adjudicate or obtain approval for applicants FBI fingerprint results prior to obtaining a HSPD-12 badge.
  • Apply and demonstrate knowledge of HSPD-12 and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to this Presidential Directive.
  • Created assessments for interim and final CAC eligibility as well as drafted Reason for Denial memos for HSPD-12 nominees.
  • Manage the operation of the Diplomatic Security Identification Services (DSIS) office assuring requirements are consistent with HSPD-12.
  • Implemented governing regulations, procedures, and policy guidance governing information systems and data analysis (HSPD-12).
  • Initiated, reviewed, and processed SF 85 and SF86 forms intended for the HSPD-12 non-classified contracts.
  • Conduct identity proofing and issuance of HHS identification badges in accordance with HSPD-12 regulations.
  • Assisted in the implementation of HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive).
  • Assist in identifying and sponsoring employees for HSPD-12 badges, including renewals.
  • Serve on the HSPD-12 and personnel security database work groups/teams.
  • Maintained compliance with HSPD-12, FIPS 201-2 AND NIST SP 800-79-2, and Federal Common Policy.
  • Supported the US Attorneys' 94 districts (14,000+ employees) on HSPD-12 related issues.
  • Worked on special teams, to include the CEP and HSPD-12 team.
  • Sponsor and update new employees, contractors, interns and update/promotion employees in the USAccess HSPD-12 System and e-QIP.
  • Utilized EIMS system for HSPD-12, DHS PIV cards; Authentx Credential Management System.
  • Utilize the USAccess system to facilitate HSPD-12 enrollment, pickup, and update requirements.
  • Process HSPD-12 Adjudications using USAccess.

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24. Security Requirements

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Here's how Security Requirements is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Communicate with field offices to provide case information or to resolve issues related to personnel security requirements or procedures.
  • Advised subject-matter managers concerning policies involving special access security requirements for certain sensitive positions or other assignments.
  • Managed new business initiatives to include participating in RFP/RFI activities, security requirements, and documentation development.
  • Develop and present security briefing and training programs to educate employees on security requirements and regulations.
  • Maintained direct coordination of security requirements with the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility.
  • Trained other security specialists and agency personnel on the security requirements and procedures.
  • Write comprehensive and concise adjudicative summaries relating to designed suitability or security requirements.
  • Determined if individuals met the suitability and security requirements of the position.
  • Help monitor the organization for compliance with security requirements.
  • Interpreted various information security requirements and guidelines.
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of Information and Industrial Security requirements, to include processing DD Form 254s.
  • Advise on personnel security policies and related matters and on the impact of personnel security requirements.
  • Supported and review the DD-254 and Statement of Work documents for proper security requirements.
  • Modify best practices and policies of the Intelligence Community to fit specific needs without compromising security requirements.

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25. Sensitive Information

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Here's how Sensitive Information is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Served as a Physical & Personnel Security Specialist evaluating personnel cases, reviewing investigations and protecting applicants' sensitive information.
  • Delivered critical sensitive information daily as a courier to the United State Forces Korea Commander with zero security incidents.
  • Performed an in-depth analysis and evaluation of personnel security investigations and other data containing derogatory or sensitive information.
  • Implement training programs regarding the handling of sensitive information and provided clarification regarding complex case work.
  • Ensured team members were informed of proper rules and regulations regarding handling sensitive information.
  • Facilitated and made clearance determinations for employees for access to sensitive information, resources, materials, and work sites.
  • Protected personnel and facility, and safeguarded classified, or sensitive information for the agency.
  • Coordinated and processed all sensitive information for indoctrinations, debriefings, and eligibility.

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26. CVS

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Here's how CVS is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Verify reciprocal investigations through JPAS/CVS.
  • Use advanced security systems such as E-QIP, CVS, CIS, PIPS, NCIC/NLETS to conduct appropriate checks on individuals.
  • File and safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) using DHS systems, including ISMS, e-QIP, and PIPS/CVS.
  • Check in CVS (Clearance Verification System) to see if there are any previous or current investigations and/or security clearances.
  • Utilize E-QIP, PIPS, CVS, JPAS, and internal databases in order to perform the overall objectives of job.
  • Process thorough knowledge of e-QIP, PIPS CVS, NCIC, fingerprint cards and live scan processing and security database.
  • Updated Office of Personnel Management's Central Verification System (CVS) website with Adjudication and Clearance information.
  • Review the Clearance Verification System (CVS) to identify an individual current eligibility and clearance status.
  • Review information from the following databases: OPM PIPS/CVS/NCIC/NLETS and FBI fingerprints for each security file.
  • Submit scattered castle request and CVS request for different agencies, in support of eligibility reciprocation.
  • Initiate, complete, update and enter contractors/employees investigation using e-QIP, PIPS and CVS databases.
  • Maintained and updated the OPM Central Verification System (CVS) for MMS SOI/SON.
  • Check CVS and PIPS for applying reciprocity prior to initiating a case in E-QIP.
  • Perform all register transactions, in adherence of CVS policy and procedures.
  • Verify clearance information and previous investigations of applicants with CVS and JPAS.
  • Retrieved and validate information from FBI, JPAS and CVS database.
  • Run many security checks using PIPS, CVS and JPAS applications.
  • Use the departments tracking system (web SETS) and the OPM systems (e-QIP, PIPS and CVS).
  • Utilize the department tracking system (webSETS) and the OPM systems (e-QIP, PIPS, and CVS).
  • Work with the following computer applications & SOP's: NCIC/NLETS, ISMS, NP2 for PIPS-CVS, e-QIP.

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27. Contractor Personnel

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Here's how Contractor Personnel is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Processed and adjudicated personnel security investigations for sensitive positions using prescribed standards and procedures for contractor personnel.
  • Provided Administrative Oversight of all Security functions identified in Statement of Work for 16 contractor personnel.
  • Provided on-site quality assurance and quality control of all work performed by 20 Security Contractor personnel.
  • Performed independent approval/disapproval recommendations of waivers and adjudications for all contractor personnel based on self-disclosed information.
  • Initiated assignments and monitored performance of contractor personnel with regard to production and workload.
  • Vet, validate and retrieve information related to contractor personnel for correct security clearances.
  • Provided second review of contractor personnel.
  • Developed training plan and provided training for all contractor personnel.
  • Developed policies and procedures for implementation of contractor personnel security program ensuring they are current and complete.

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28. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Collected, analyzed and interpreted information contained in relevant law enforcement databases and credit bureau reports.
  • Conducted preliminary criminal checks with local law enforcement agencies.
  • Analyzed security and law enforcement reports and statistics.
  • Identified applicants who had outstanding warrants; collaborated with law enforcement in setting up interviews that resulted in arrests.
  • Created and submitted documents for law enforcement and medical records checks.
  • Review all law enforcement agency checks.
  • Receive documents, initiate background investigations and process necessary pre-employment queries for law enforcement and credit checks.
  • Initiate background investigations by running required pre-employment queries to include law enforcement and credit checks.
  • Initiate e-QIP, security emails and run necessary pre-employment queries to include law enforcement and credit checks.

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29. E-Qip

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Here's how E-Qip is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Utilized Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP) software to initiate background investigations.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance as needed to individuals completing security questionnaire via e-QIP.
  • Developed expert working knowledge of personnel security administration activities using JPAS and E-QIP.
  • Rejected application back to applicant/employee in e-QIP for corrections if discrepancies are identified.
  • Determined case sensitivity and investigation levels required based on e-QIP responses.
  • Assisted personnel with the SF-86/e-QIP/fingerprinting process for investigations for security clearances.
  • Terminated and re-established applications/cases in e-QIP based on management request.
  • Initiated applicants into e-QIP and emailed applicants with access instructions.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and processed e-QIP applications for completeness.
  • Reviewed and processed security clearance paperwork via e-QIP.
  • Initiated background investigation paperwork within e-QIP.
  • Log and forward all completed files to the United States of Personnel Management (OPM) Personnel Security Division via e-QIP.
  • Authored an Electronic Questionnaire for Investigative Processing (e-QIP) help desk guide for co-workers to assist callers with e-QIP.
  • Review and analyze Standard Form 86 and/or the Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP) for accuracy and completeness.
  • Speak directly to the subjects of investigations to clarify information on forms and assist them in accessing e-QIP when needed.
  • Analyze to locate incompleteness or discrepancies in a candidate's Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP).
  • Perform comprehensive review of the e-QIP/Background Investigation (BI) or (SSBI) package investigation forms.
  • Initiated and processed NACI background investigations using the Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP) software.
  • Approved applications in e-QIP and ensure all appropriate documents are attached for OPM access and review.
  • Initiated, created, unlocked, authenticate reset, and canceled within the e-QIP system.

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30. Adjudicative Guidelines

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Here's how Adjudicative Guidelines is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Interpreted executive orders, DOD adjudicative guidelines, and DoD policy to assist in making adjudication determinations.
  • Mitigate issues based on the adjudicative guidelines in accordance with government regulations.
  • Apply Adjudicative Guidelines criteria to identify discrepant information contained in investigations.
  • Ensured judgments were carefully based upon the thirteen adjudicative guidelines.
  • Drafted final Reports of Investigation based on government adjudicative guidelines.
  • Followed the Adjudicative Guidelines to process background investigations.
  • Possess knowledge and expertise in applying the 13 Adjudicative Guidelines, DoD CAF SOP, and executive orders.
  • Served as the subject matter expert (SME) regarding the interpretation and application of the Adjudicative Guidelines.
  • Used Executive Order 12968 and adjudicative guidelines.
  • Contacted Certifiers as needed to obtain additional information to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance in accordance with adjudicative guidelines.
  • Used standardized personnel security rules, procedures, and Adjudicative guidelines to screen files for reportable information.

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31. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Provided written direction to ensure compliance and personal accountability.
  • Conduct reviews of previously completed background investigations and or adjudications to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations or procedures.
  • Instructed semi-annual informative seminars and field office audits to ensure compliance throughout the various field offices of the FBI.
  • Determine the type and scope of investigations, enters appropriate data into security database to ensure compliance.
  • Investigated and analyzed SF-86's to ensure compliance with Office of Personnel Management guidelines.
  • Check procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Initiated background investigations and ensure compliance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security policies, regulations and procedures.

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32. Ssbi

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Here's how Ssbi is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed and analyzed all categories of Personnel Security Investigations NACLAC, and SSBI/PR in order to make a collateral eligibility determination.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate and adjudicate background investigations (SSBI, ANACI, NACLC) for Service/Contract employees.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and evaluated SSBI's, NACLC's, and ANACI's for suitability and security determinations.
  • Interviewed applicants to gather vital information for adjudicating Single Scope Background Investigations (SSBI).
  • Initiated Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)/ periodic re-investigations when required.
  • Top Secret Clearance, SSBI Granted 2014 06 19

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33. Special Access

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Here's how Special Access is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Validate eligibility of individuals nominated for Special Access Programs (SAP) and coordinate with authorizing officials.
  • Conducted security interviews as required, and perform Special access program indoctrination and security education briefings.
  • Assist federal and contractor management by providing special access program expertise and training.
  • Created and revised special access program memorandums.
  • Assisted the Division Director and Team Lead to create new policies and procedures for special access programs as needed.
  • Reviewed and responded to security clearance, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and special access requests.
  • Provided special access program expertise and training to upper management officials and all contractor staff.
  • Review and process request for security clearances and special accesses.
  • Reviewed requests and processes clearance requests including special accesses.
  • Conducted special access programs read-on for personnel.
  • Program Manager for three special access programs.
  • Assisted with security Indoctrinations/Debriefings and special access briefings as needed.

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34. Public Trust

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Here's how Public Trust is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Determined the suitability and security eligibility of personnel for entry and retention in sensitive national security or public trust positions.
  • Determined the level of background investigation required and adjudication criteria used for National Security and Public Trust Positions.
  • Initiate background investigations for public trust position.
  • Screened Standard Form 85P (Questionnaire for Public Trust Position) for compliance with Office of Personnel Management suitability guidelines.
  • Initiate, track and release background investigations in e-QIP (Public Trust investigations, Secret and Top Secret clearances).
  • Prepare all AD 1187 requests for service for all reciprocity, Public Trust and National Security investigations.
  • Processed investigations for public trust positions in accordance with requirements for FDIC.
  • Administer systems and processes to employees requiring pre-employment and full-scope public trust and national security background investigations.
  • Evaluate authenticity and pertinence of the information for each Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions Standard 85P Form.
  • Adjudicated public trust requests and made final determination of suitability based on 5 CFR part 731. .

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35. Background Checks

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Here's how Background Checks is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Analyzed candidate applications, fingerprints, and gathered information from conducted background checks to summarize investigative reports.
  • Managed applicant processing for security suitability background checks and/or processing for a security clearance/ background investigation.
  • Prepared security clearance requests and issued requests to respective organizations for local background checks.
  • Requested background checks for investigations using correct forms and administrative procedures.
  • Answered questions of employees who were dismissed for existing employees who violated policy and prospects who failed background checks.
  • Assisted Employee Relations Supervisor with cases that involved employees with previously approved background checks accused of security violations.
  • Provided professional customer service at all times to employees requesting security background checks and clearance status.
  • Provided leads for background checks and uploaded new information into the Background Investigation Document System.
  • Schedule and facilitate background checks for contractors and federal, state and local groups.
  • Use of databases such as TECS to perform background checks.
  • Processed NIH personnel background checks from initiation to completion.
  • Initiate Data Facts background checks.
  • Identify categories of personnel requiring background checks and the requirements specific to each category.
  • Conducted pre-employment screenings and processed background checks on prospective candidates.
  • Conducted criminal background checks and pre-screening processing for applicants.
  • Input and ensure the accuracy of data into the security background checks database.
  • Prepared investigation reports to document personnel background checks and security clearance screenings for the Commarforlant Headquarters' personnel security databases.

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36. Ncic

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Here's how Ncic is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Search various databases/Automatic systems, MCI, WAVES, ID, NCIC/CCH for information to address any discrepancies and problems.
  • Accessed the NCIC Department of Justice Database to accomplish possible criminal history information.
  • Reviewed National Crime Information Center (NCIC) checks.
  • Submit and review NCIC checks.
  • Process Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprints checks, conducting (NCIC) telecommunications.
  • Fingerprinted new hires and processed National Criminal Investigative Check (NCIC) for USAO components.

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37. Security Division

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Here's how Security Division is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Served as a Personnel Security Specialist (Contractor) for the Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Personnel Security Division.
  • Supported maintenance of personnel security clearances by facilitating meetings with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord security division.
  • Acted as a Personnel Security Specialist within the Security Division of the General Services Administration.
  • Integrated findings into training sessions for the Personnel Security Division s adjudication teams.
  • Provided administrative and executive support within Customs and Border Patrol Personnel Security Division.
  • Assisted in leading OPSEC Security training course in accordance with National Security Division Directive
  • Reported all security incidents or violations to the Security Division for processing.
  • Reviewed documentation submitted to the Security Division for comments and/or conference.
  • Address ongoing critical needs in the screening and vetting of personnel for the FBI Security Division.
  • Track nationwide system issues within the Personnel Security Division of the Federal Protective Service.
  • Answered incoming phone calls and assisted Security Division employees to with their mission needs.
  • Processed and assigned cases in accordance with the Security Division policies and procedures.
  • Maintain an organized and safe filing system of cases within the Security Division.
  • Identified and corrected errors in processing job applications submitted by candidates and Security Division Specialists.
  • Perform a variety of administrative and technical support services to facilitate the fluctuating workflow in DAC 3A's Security Division.

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38. Security Forms

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Here's how Security Forms is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Provided adjudicative recommendations based on a review of security forms and completed reports of investigations.
  • Ensured that all required personnel security forms were received and completed correctly.
  • Review site specific security forms for accuracy and completeness.
  • Reviewed Suitability/Security forms OF-612, OF-306, Standard Forms 85, 85P and 86s for omissions and/or errors.
  • Conducted the reviews of security forms in e-QIP to determine suitability.
  • Review security forms, case related reports and investigations.
  • Ensured all cases contained the required security forms, and reviewed each case for derogatory or missing/inconsistentinformation.
  • Communicated with applicants via telephone and in person to ensure accurate submission of security forms.

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39. Non-Sensitive Positions

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Here's how Non-Sensitive Positions is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Determine the suitability of individuals for entry and retention in sensitive and non-sensitive positions under 5 Code Federal Regulations 731.
  • Assisted in determining the suitability and eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in the sensitive and non-sensitive positions.
  • Adjudicated background investigations on employees who apply for sensitive and non-sensitive positions within Health and Human Services.
  • Adjudicated background investigations on employees who apply for sensitive and non-sensitive positions within the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Determined suitability/eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in sensitive and non-sensitive positions.

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40. Investigation Processing

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Here's how Investigation Processing is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed and revised procedures for background investigation processing.
  • Monitor background investigation processing through e-mail and automated systems.

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41. Personal History

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Here's how Personal History is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted preliminary reviews of statements of personal history and related data prior to initiation of background investigation procedures.
  • Decide the scope of investigation based on case type, available personal history, prior investigative data, and other information.

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42. DHS

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Here's how DHS is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Maintain custody of security sensitive documents and ensure that all documents are secured/destroyed in accordance with the established DHS/USCG regulations.
  • Perform complex administrative and clerical tasks to support DHS organization's recruitment and hiring of SF 86, 85P and contractors.
  • Prepared for the Assistant Chiefs signature various memos in accordance with Federal Executive Order and DHS security regulations.
  • Assisted in arranging and conducting security awareness and operational security programs for DHS S&L personnel.
  • Tracked all clearances using web based Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) for DHS.
  • Coordinated with the DHS building guard force for regular and special events and building emergencies.
  • Coordinate with contractor and DHS HQ Security staff to resolve security clearance processing issues.
  • Initiated the risk and sensitivity suitability on boarding process of DHS contracting personnel.
  • Skilled to understand OPM/DHS security processes, Proficient in CATS systems.
  • Maintained Personnel Security Activities Management System (PSAM) for DHS.

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43. Nispom

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Here's how Nispom is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Planned and coordinated background investigations with the Office of Personnel Management towards adjudication and in accordance with applicable NISPOM administrative directives.
  • Administered Security Program in accordance with NISPOM procedures.
  • Conducted annual security refresher on Personnel Security updates according to the JAFAN, NISPOM, DCID 6/4, and Navy regulations.
  • Managed multiple security programs and systems in accordance with NISPOM, DCID, M1 and JAFAN guidance.
  • Applied knowledgeable of the NISPOM 5220.22-M in processing security paperwork for newly Industrial personnel security access.
  • Utilize knowledge of NISPOM and NISPOM overprint to conduct SAP related duties.
  • Utilized Knowledge of the NISPOM, ITAR, COMSEC, ACAVS
  • Continue to review and update security knowledge by reading and studying the NISPOM, .JAFANs, and security classification guides.

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44. Pertinent Information

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Here's how Pertinent Information is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Communicate with Federal and State agency contacts for status updates on regarding personal security matters and other pertinent information.
  • Analyzed reports of investigations for pertinent information to consolidate reports of recommendation and maintain government database.
  • Analyze data and develop solutions or alternative methods to retrieve pertinent information.
  • Ascertained pertinent information and calculated impact of security determinations.
  • Prepare Evaluation Worksheet with a summary of pertinent information and forward my recommendation for final approval to the Federal COTR.
  • Analyze pertinent information and material facts to make an adjudication decision to grant staff like access to contractors.
  • Verified and updated USH database with all pertinent information for deployment to CONUS Replacement Center (CRC).
  • Analyzed potential employees' files, report, and pertinent information to determine suitability for employment.
  • Evaluate and analyze all pertinent information provided and determines its authenticity and pertinence to the case.
  • Extracted pertinent information and data from JPAS and CATS for management and program reports.
  • Grant or deny security clearance based on the evaluation of all pertinent information.
  • Initiate correspondence to resolve issues or expand on pertinent information.
  • Prepared comprehensive transmittal letters, summary memoranda and other communications summarizing investigative results, as well as pertinent information.

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45. Security Briefings

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Here's how Security Briefings is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted security briefings, processed visit authorization letters and performed self inspections.
  • Designed and conducted new employee orientations and security briefings.
  • Provide security assistance for meetings to include security briefings.
  • Conducted interviews, security briefings, and security debriefings.
  • Conducted command indoctrination security briefings.
  • Conducted daily security briefings/debriefings with Security Awareness, Foreign Travel Awareness, and Hostile Intelligence Threat (HIT).
  • Conducted security briefings and debriefings for collateral accesses, Annual Refresher, Courier and Foreign Travel briefings.
  • Conduct personnel security interviews, process security briefings, and related activities to move cases.
  • Provided security briefings, advice and assistance to Security Managers and Commanders at all levels.
  • Conducted security briefings for training sessions and perform briefs and debriefs for project personnel.
  • Issue security briefings to employees that receive their interim and final clearances.
  • Provided Security briefings for all staff including Senior Staff and incoming employees.
  • Conduct in-processing personnel security briefings to all new hires.
  • Conduct initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, and continuing security education and awareness to all cleared employees.
  • Provided security briefings, presentations, and trainings to other staff.
  • Conducted initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre-/post-foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings.

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46. CFR

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Here's how CFR is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Adjudicated background investigations for security suitability determinations utilizing 5CFR731 suitability guidelines.
  • Adjudicated investigative information applying 5CFR guidelines to determine applicants/contractors fitness for duty.
  • Implemented 5CFR 731 (Suitability) as it applies to TSA.

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47. Federal Bureau

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Here's how Federal Bureau is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Reviewed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal records and made recommendations for appropriate security determinations.
  • Worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in gathering information on personnel requesting clearances.
  • Process individuals for access to select Federal Bureau of Investigation facilities.
  • Communicate daily with foreign Embassies and Chief of Stations regarding the passing of agency clearances for Federal Bureau employees traveling overseas.
  • Served as a Personnel Security Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Professional Staff Clearance Unit, Team 3.
  • Managed a team of 35 employees over 4 locations assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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48. Adverse Information

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Here's how Adverse Information is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Analyze and review written justification provided by persons seeking security clearances when adverse information is developed.
  • Recommend Interim Suspension of eligibility upon disclosure of severe adverse information to DSS Headquarters.
  • Review and evaluate adverse information received on cleared individuals.
  • Research adverse information regarding legal and financial matters.
  • Experience discussing sensitive or controversial issues where allegations, hearsay information, or other adverse information may exist.
  • Draft detailed evaluation of the adverse information for the Senior Specialist or the Program Manager to review.
  • Reported security violations and adverse information reports to the DynCorp FSO and Director of Industrial Security.
  • Level 4 JPAS access user for data population of clearance record and adverse information.
  • Maintained and handled security files and receives correspondence (e.g., adverse information, foreign contact, foreign travel, etc.
  • Evaluate and recommends procedures for processing adverse information pre and post hire Request investigative files from external agencies.

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49. Security Clearance Eligibility

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Here's how Security Clearance Eligibility is used in Personnel Security Specialist jobs:
  • Analyzed completed background investigations; identified and addressed issues in accordance with applicable guidelines for suitability and security clearance eligibility.
  • Executed suitability and security clearance eligibility that enabled individuals to gain and maintain sensitive and non-sensitive positions.
  • Scoped and reviewed for possible disqualifying issues, summarized and rendered security clearance eligibility recommendations on subjects.
  • Compile necessary administrative and adjudicative actions and making recommendations of final security clearance eligibility determinations.
  • Adjudicated background investigations and determined security clearance eligibility for U. S. Coast Guard personnel.
  • Assist in the adjudication of background investigations for suitability and security clearance eligibility.
  • Screened and analyzed security report of investigations to determine security clearance eligibility.
  • Recorded all final suitability determinations into the JPAS; the sole source for security clearance eligibility records for Air Force personnel.
  • Summarize and rendered a security clearance eligibility recommendation in CATS and Joint Personnel Adjudicative System (JPAS) as required.
  • Prepare and sign correspondence relating to questions, problems or issues involving security clearance eligibility and or sensitive duties.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Personnel Security Specialist

Security Personnel21%
Periodic Reinvestigations8.9%
OPM8.6%
Jpas7.9%
Electronic Questionnaires6.6%
DOD5.1%
Derogatory Information4.7%
Sf864.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Personnel Security Specialist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Security Personnel
Security Personnel
14.4%
14.4%
2
2
Periodic Reinvestigations
Periodic Reinvestigations
6.1%
6.1%
3
3
OPM
OPM
6%
6%
4
4
Jpas
Jpas
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Electronic Questionnaires
Electronic Questionnaires
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
DOD
DOD
3.5%
3.5%
7
7
Derogatory Information
Derogatory Information
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Sf86
Sf86
3%
3%
9
9
SCI
SCI
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Joint Personnel
Joint Personnel
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Defense Security Service
Defense Security Service
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Adjudication System
Adjudication System
2%
2%
13
13
Pips
Pips
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Dcii
Dcii
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Criminal Investigations
Criminal Investigations
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Sf-85P
Sf-85P
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Additional Information
Additional Information
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Security Policies
Security Policies
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Credit Reports
Credit Reports
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Personnel Security Files
Personnel Security Files
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Security Issues
Security Issues
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Hspd-12
Hspd-12
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Security Requirements
Security Requirements
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Sensitive Information
Sensitive Information
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
CVS
CVS
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Contractor Personnel
Contractor Personnel
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
E-Qip
E-Qip
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Adjudicative Guidelines
Adjudicative Guidelines
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Ssbi
Ssbi
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Special Access
Special Access
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
Public Trust
Public Trust
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
Background Checks
Background Checks
1.1%
1.1%
36
36
Ncic
Ncic
1.1%
1.1%
37
37
Security Division
Security Division
1%
1%
38
38
Security Forms
Security Forms
1%
1%
39
39
Non-Sensitive Positions
Non-Sensitive Positions
0.9%
0.9%
40
40
Investigation Processing
Investigation Processing
0.9%
0.9%
41
41
Personal History
Personal History
0.9%
0.9%
42
42
DHS
DHS
0.9%
0.9%
43
43
Nispom
Nispom
0.9%
0.9%
44
44
Pertinent Information
Pertinent Information
0.8%
0.8%
45
45
Security Briefings
Security Briefings
0.8%
0.8%
46
46
CFR
CFR
0.8%
0.8%
47
47
Federal Bureau
Federal Bureau
0.8%
0.8%
48
48
Adverse Information
Adverse Information
0.8%
0.8%
49
49
Security Clearance Eligibility
Security Clearance Eligibility
0.8%
0.8%

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