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Security Investigations Specialist I

Company: Olgoonik
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Overview: The Security Investigations Specialist I serves as an investigative assistant for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), providing support and assistance in the establishment and implementation of security policy and programs. The Security Investigations Specialist I will receive direct government oversight, assignments, and direction from DS Management. The physical work location is within the DS offices at, and duty tour will be within the Department of State's core business hours, although depending on the mission, the Specialist may be required to work under alternative schedules for periods of time. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare routine status reports, briefing presentations, and special projects for review;
  • Track projects via work breakdown structures;
  • Prepare basic charts, tables, graphs, and diagrams to assist in tracking and reporting program activities;
  • Assist in gathering basic technical and programmatic input to support client briefings, status reports, and deliverable presentation;
  • Assist in counterintelligence investigative analysis and project support for the administration and execution of the customer's mission as well as related activities to support the availability, reliability, and integrity of the Department's counterintelligence investigations;
  • Provide professional support to the Department of State's program for the protection of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). This includes, but is not limited to, supporting periodic security reviews (PSRs), SCI and collateral training, and processing personnel for access to SCI.
  • Support the Division Manager and members of the team in basic, routine office administration, personnel, financial, database administration, and project requirements;
  • Supplemental hours are not anticipated for this position, and regular telework is not authorization; however, situational telework may be authorized per Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance; Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervisory responsibilities are not anticipated. Education and/or Experience:
    • Minimum of three years of professional experience in a related field;
    • Experience drafting and editing U.S. government reports and documents;
    • Training may be considered, but written approval must be provided in advance by the Contracting Officer' Representative. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project;
      • Working knowledge and ability to manage Excel databases and guidelines;
      • Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment;
      • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
      • Excellent interpersonal skills working with individuals at all levels within the organization;
      • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively, both orally and in writing, with superiors, colleagues, business professionals, and the general public;
      • Ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: N/A Security Clearance: TOP SECRET Clearance Level Required
        • Must have a current US Government TOP SECRET Personnel Security Clearance
        • Must have a current US Government Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (less than 4-1/2 years old) or be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered Single Scope Background Investigation.
        • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
        • Must be eligible for and able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance/access approvals. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to occasionally stand; walk; sit; use hands and /or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; operated vehicles and office equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision. Travel: Travel is not anticipated but could be required. Work Environment: General office environment. The primary place of performance is in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Keywords: Olgoonik, Arlington , Security Investigations Specialist I, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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