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Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Arlington, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 213951 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Personnel Security Assistant to join our team in Arlington, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).

The Contractor must possess professional proficiency, experience, knowledge of the federal background investigation process, and the skills to perform the required duties outlined in more detail below.


Job Duties:

  • Determine the appropriate level of initial investigation and reinvestigation depending on position's designation level (Special Sensitive, Critical-Sensitive, Noncritical-Sensitive, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Low Risk)
  • Conduct preliminary record checks of Office of Personnel Management's Central Verification System (CVS) to determine if there is a current reciprocal investigation that meets position designation requirements
  • Perform CVS searches to determine most recent investigation, issues, closing codes, clearance/access level, and date granted
  • Invite the individual into e-QIP (electronic Questionnaire for Investigative Processing) and assist with e-QIP access issues
  • Review the e-QIP/security forms for completeness
  • Determine if additional inquiries are necessary to resolve discrepant, negative, or contradictory information
  • Fingerprint applicants or request applicants to complete fingerprints via Field Print and employees, conduct National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/National Law Enforcement. Telecommunications System (NLETS) inquiries; conduct credit checks
  • Follow up with the individual for additional information
  • Review paperwork for interns, request additional information as needed
  • Request funding approval from client management, release eQIP forms to DCSA
  • Sort and deliver mail within client management, open mail, date stamp and work
  • Data enter the DCSA schedule and closing dates in security tracking system
  • General filing
  • Establish records and update information in the security tracking database
  • Respond to basic/general e-mails and forward more complex e-mail to appropriate staff member for response
  • Responsible for answering the branch's general phone number and group e-mail
  • Inactivate records and assist with file destruction project; ensuring the background investigation information is accurate in the client security tracking system
  • Prepare for signature letters for passing security clearances to other Federal Agencies
  • Prepare for signature the form to request building access and a personal identity verification (PIV) card for client employees
  • Coordinate with client Clearance Team security files being sent to DOJ Personnel Security Group (PERSG) for sensitive compartment information (SCI) adjudication
  • Assist with reinvestigations: request updated documents via e-QIP and sending initiation emails to candidates for completion


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of total experience and minimum 3 years of specialized experience as an information security specialist including Sensitive Document Handling; Analyzing Data or Information; Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Have a high school diploma (or higher)
  • Top Secret Clearance required 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Personnel Security Process Management
  • Investigative Report Writing
  • Word Processing
  • Knowledge of file and records maintenance
  • Ability to pay attention to detail


Candidates for this position will be required to adhere to NTT DATA’s and its clients’ COVID-19 health and safety protocols. NTT DATA is committed to complying with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to the extent it is enforced by the federal government or any of its clients. If this position becomes subject to a COVID-19 vaccination mandate based on applicable law or client requirement, candidates will be required to become fully vaccinated as defined by NTT DATA or be approved for an exemption in accordance with applicable law.


About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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