Professional Solutions, LLC

Senior Personnel Security Specialist

1 year ago
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The Senior Personnel Security Specialists hold positions in the DARPA Badge Office, Common Access Card Office, and Clearance Processing Center.  All Personnel Security Specialists must have successfully completed the CDSE on-line training course, “Introduction to Personnel Security” prior to assuming their position.


The candidate must have the ability to operate effectively under pressure adhering to the ProSol Core Values of Agility: rapid adaptation to the changing requirements and environment of our clients; Excellence: Service quality that exceeds the expectations of our clients; Integrity: Accountability and honesty−always doing the right thing; and Long Term Commitment: Unquestioned loyalty and dedication to our clients, partners and employees.


  • Collect and protect personal identifiable information (PII) IAW PII and Privacy guidelines.
  • Review background information prior to an individual’s information for final adjudication submission. This includes determining:
    • The suitability of personnel for clearances and processing personnel for personnel security clearances by the collection of personal history data.
    • The review of the information collected, the coordination of appropriate background investigations with appropriate agencies, and the maintenance of personnel security files.
    • The review of completed case files and Personnel Security Questionnaires (PSQ’s).
  • Update appropriate personnel database(s), handle phone inquiries, and protect the dissemination of adverse information reports.
  • Update appropriate personnel security databases, and visit certification systems within 24 hours of receipt of properly executed indoctrination agreements or visit certification forms.
  • Compose, analyze, edit, QC, transmit, and track security requests and input data into appropriate personnel database(s).
  • Conduct liaison with CAFs, DoD, and IC agencies to coordinate clearance issues.
  • Update account authorizations for the appropriate personnel database(s).
  • Assist in training new SID and DARPA personnel on procedures involving personnel security issues.
  • Review personnel security packages and, when required, draft, and initiate staffing of waiver request documentation to appropriate security authorities.
  • Prepare packages for MSO/SID government endorsement  or disapproval of recommendations for waivers by an authoritative CAF.


All PERSEC specialists must have a history of demonstrated successful experience in performing personnel security activities including, but not limited to:


1). Successful completion of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Intelligence Community Directive 704, Adjudications Seminar, after successfully completing the on-line course.

2). Personnel assigned to a PSS position MUST successfully complete the required training on the Defense Management Data Center (DMDC) website for Verifying Official in order to operate and issue Common Access Card equipment. This training MUST be completed within 10 business days of being assigned to a PSS position. Additionally, two individuals will be identified as Site Security Managers, which requires additional training that MUST be completed within the same 10 business day requirement above.

3). Must successfully complete the CDSE on line training for Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) within 30 days of being assigned to a PSS position.

4). Must successfully complete the CDSE on line training for JPAS within 10 days of being assigned to a PSS position.

5). Must successfully complete the CDSE on line training Introduction to DoD Personnel Security Adjudication PS001.18 within 60 days of being assigned to a PSS position.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • The Senior Personnel Security Specialist requires a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of related experience, or
  • Associate degree and a minimum of 15 years’ of demonstrable and successful experience in personnel security. 

Security Clearance

Top Secret, Top Secret/SCI

Additional Clearance Information

  • All candidates must have an active Top Secret clearance based on an SSBI; NO interim clearances.

  • SCI is required for all positons, candidiates must be able to pass a polygraph and will be issued SCI after contract award. Normally takes 2 to 6 weeks to obtain SCI

Physical Demands

  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Typically employees sit comfortably to do their work, interspersed by brief periods of standing, walking, bending, carrying papers and books, and extensive periods requiring the use of computer terminals to accomplish work objectives.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Some shift work may be required

Standard Work Hours

  • Core hours of support for the client

Travel Expectations

  • N/A

Travel Schedule

  • N/A


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