Security Specialist

Department Of Justice Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The incumbent is responsible for initiating, adjudicating, and processing employees and contractor background investigations in accordance with prescribed executive orders and directives within the DOJ. The incumbent will work with security specialists from the DOJ and other Federal agencies.

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  • Process and adjudicate background investigations and reinvestigations for DOJ employee, volunteer, and contractor positions.

  • Analyze and resolve personnel security problems for situations involving conflicting or insufficient data, evidence, or testimony.

  • Ensure the correct type of investigation is requested based on the position's sensitivity/risk level.

  • Review employee, contractor, and volunteer waivers of the pre-appointment background investigation; identify issues requiring resolution.

  • Review requests for and grant security clearances within delegated authority and make recommendations for security clearance suspensions, denials, and revocations.

  • Maintain liaison with appropriate law enforcement organizations and government agencies related to personnel security issues and programs.

  • Provide guidance to address problems and concerns related to personnel security

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0080 Security Administration

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing

  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable

  • May require completion of one year probationary period

  • The incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret national security clearance.


You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you meet the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in federal service that demonstration your ability to: Analyzing, interpreting and suggesting improvements to security or investigative policies and procedures; conducting interviews with employees and applicants to resolve derogatory security questions or concerns; and reviewing, analyzing and adjudicating background investigations.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at this grade level.

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Security Specialist

Department Of Justice