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Personnel Security Specialist

MITRE Corporation

MITRE Corporation

Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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Department Summary: A Personnel Security Specialist provides professional and agile support to employees undergoing vetting by various U.S. government agencies according to agency-specific policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

Job Description:

  • Utilize a robust MITRE-developed security database to manage cases under your purview, and maintain meticulous company personnel security records.
  • Utilize various government personnel security databases to perform submissions and status checks available to industry.
  • Screen and process employees and contingent workers for background investigations utilizing eApp and other tools.
  • Perform scheduled follow-ups to obtain case status with sponsors, update databases, and provide status updates to subjects to keep them well-informed.
  • Conduct project revalidations and prepare security documentation in coordination with project leaders, and provide periodic reports to management and stakeholders.
  • Maintain processing procedures and instructions to ensure relevancy and accuracy.
  • Establish and maintain an excellent working rapport with sponsor counterparts to ensure understanding and compliance of personnel security policy across a wide spectrum.
  • Perform general duties of the office (e.g., fingerprinting, periodic reviews, clearance upgrades/downgrades, site transfers, running reports, etc.), and the ability to work overtime as may be necessary.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years applicable work experience in a service-oriented administrative environment. Working knowledge of eApp, SF86, Defense Information System for Security (DISS), National Background Investigation Services (NBIS), 32 CFR 117, and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 704 a plus.
  • Superb multi-tasking and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication, and ability to grasp new concepts and adapt quickly.
  • Ability to exercise the utmost discretion in the handling of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DOD Top Secret clearance

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):


This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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