Security Analyst Assistant

Location: Chantilly, VA
Date Posted: 10-06-2017
Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Long Summary
The Contractor shall, under government direction, provide adjudicative support services to assist in meeting the mission requirements of customers throughout the Sponsor's organization. Contractor services may be required on an as needed basis in any component of the Sponsor. For positions at this level, the Contractor shall provide individuals with developmental knowledge of Federal-level adjudicative processes.
Short Summary
Contractor personnel shall work on groups of cases within one or more of the Clearance Division components. Each case will vary in the total tasks, time and effort required to provide well-reasoned formal written document for the government to make a final adjudication decision.
Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities
Dependent on assignment, security analyst assistants provide a diverse range of adjudicative functions. The below list reflects some, but not necessarily all the required daily activities and support.
  • Reviews a case file to determine what additional security processing, if any, needs to be performed.
  • Creates written products documenting c e processing, such as Memorandum for the Record and E-mail.
  • Advises the Sponsor of the need for additional security processing in order to render adjudicative decision and schedule or conduct additional processing at the direction of the Sponsor.
  • Reviews the results of all security processing to glean necessary facts and data relevant to the final recommendation.
  • Interviews the subject in person, by telephone, or through written correspondence to elicit clarifying information after consultation and approval of the Sponsor.
  • Discusses with the Senior Case Manage (SCM), Expert Adjudicators, Adjudications Board members, Polygraph Examiners, Background Investigators, Case Processing Personnel, Managers, Office of Medical Services, Customers, and other as needed to resolve information discrepancies or gaps.
  • Analyzes the information and indicate a nexus between the behavior of the subject and the ICD 704 issues sufficient to support a final recommendation.
  • Provides a final written recommendation, 1n sufficient detail to permit the Sponsor to make an informed,
  • Independent decision to grant, disapprove or revoke a security clearance or approval.
  • Maintains each security file by purging duplicate copied of SF86, unofficial notes, page flags, and other extraneous materials prior to forwarding file to the SOM. Information contained on handwritten notes shall be formalized in a Memorandum for the Record and include in the file: the information is pertinent to the adjudication, prior to removal of the handwritten note. This may require that the adjudicator accurately upload official documents into electronic file records.
  • Makes oral presentations to SCMs, Program Mangers, Adjudication Boards, and/or other Senior Agency officials as required.
  • Administers notification to the customer, identify and recommend codes of conduct issues for the Sponsor to address, input of closing information in the Office of Security (OS) data base or other tracking software/applications as needed, and/or perform other follow-up actions resulting from the disposition of the case.
  • Protects all information and data acquired during the preparation of the analysis from unauthorized release, employing the "need to know" principle, and return all adjudicative notes to the Sponsor.
  • Returns to the contractor's point of contact cases that may give rise to an actual or potential conflict of interest, organizational or otherwise.
  • Responds in a timely manner to inquiries from the Sponsor on the status of pending cases or any other information pertaining to adjudicative support tasks.
  • Manages case load effectively to meet the productivity standards set by the Sponsor.
  • Meets the adjudicative quality standard established by the Sponsor
  • Attends meetings required for all adjudicative personnel and mandatory training courses required by the Sponsor for individuals with staff-like access.

Specific Duties:
  • Organize and assess file material. Ensure investigation are completed according to standards.
  • Identify thresholds and results by review case material. Submits recommendation.
  • Partner with peer to conduct interviews.
  • Prepare briefings on case facts and file history, presents to board.
  • With guidance, formalize closing documents and render decision based on standards.
  • Manages varied case load and tracks progress.
  • Ensures new info is scanned and captured.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must possess demonstrated analytical ability and the ability to handle a large, complex workload. Must demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and the ability to discreetly handle sensitive, personal and classified case information. Must have excellent writing skills, with the ability to comprehend complex and multi-source data into succinct and supportable final reports. Must possess strong organizational skills and good judgment. In addition, must be able to operate various corporate and customer specific automated systems for case tracking, and status reporting. Must have a thorough understanding of the federal rules and regulations that encompass the clearance process.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce analytic documents that require minimal editing, unitize software tools (e.g., MS Word/Excel/Power Point).
  • Knowledge of and ability to use standard office equipment (e.g., computers, facsimile machines, printers, scanners, reproduction machines, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the fed al rules and regulations that encompass the clearance process
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple task assignments to meet deadlines
  • Ability and skill to elicit information during an interview with minimal direction and work effectively with a variety of Individuals.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work requirements
  • Ability to provide on-the-job training to colleagues
Supervision Received and Given
Received: Close supervision
Given: Position does not have any supervisory responsibilities
Work Environment
The work environment entails standard office duties and responsibilities. The position is sedentary in nature. All work is performed in the Northern Virginia area. DYs are very rare and when they occur, they are domestic trips lasting a few days at the most.
Tools Used
Agency corporate and customer specific databases
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum 1 years' adjudicative experience at the federal level

High school diploma or GED. A college degree in a related area of study will be considered equivalent to six months of general experience. Formal specialized training in a relevant security discipline may be substituted on the basis of one month of training for one month of experience; however, such substituted training experience shall not exceed three months.
AC4S is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets
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