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Intermediate Personnel Security Specialist

Company: ANSER
Location: Pasco
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions. We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis, and we deliver practical, useful solutions. ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service.


ANSER is seeking an Intermediate Personnel Security Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The OCIO develops and maintains a single, DHS-wide Information Technology (IT) infrastructure environment that is reliable, accessible, and secure, ensuring operational excellence from the workstation to the data center to the mission application. The primary purpose of the position is to provide highly sensitive Security Support Services to include but is not limited to, pre-screening, investigative actions to determine the suitability, fitness, and security eligibility of individuals.

The Intermediate Personnel Security Specialist will be responsible for the following:

Manage and conduct comprehensive background investigations and re-investigations while adhering to U.S. Office of Personnel Managements (OPM's) suitability standards.

Utilize OPM Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (E-QIP) system to grant access for applicants to submit security forms and process applicants through the security process.

Assist front-end security intake processing through receiving security documents for processing through a centralized system.

Assist back-end security intake processing through receiving and analyzing complete encrypted, password protected Contractor Security Fitness Forms.

Monitor the Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) daily to track the status of applicant background investigations.

Develop and deliver status reports briefing Government Contracting Officer Representatives (COR) and other stakeholders on the status of processing candidates.

Send email communications, make phone calls and coordinate meetings with the appropriate representatives to implement security requirements.

Assist receiving and coordinating Security entry and escort visitors for meetings.


BS/BA degree in relevant field.

Minimum 4 years of experience in Personnel Security or in the processing of sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data.

Knowledge, experience, and proficiency using OPM's E-QIP system preferred.

Ability to research and analyze information to conduct searches of national security databases.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance.


Candidate must provide documentation to substantiate fully vaccinated status against the COVID 19 virus.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with ANSER, please call 703-416-2000 or e-mail

ANSER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience who have a desire to do meaningful work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: ANSER, Pasco , Intermediate Personnel Security Specialist, Other , Pasco, Washington

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