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Salary: $139 395 - 181 216 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Hanover
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is in the Personnel Security (PS) Directorate within the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Department of Defense (DoD). The PS Directorate delivers efficient and effective background investigations, continuous vetting, and adjudications to safeguard the integrity and trustworthiness of the federal and contractor workforce. The PS Directorate also has personnel security oversight for industry personnel under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).


This position requires the incumbent to access classified systems/material on a regular basis, and as such, the incumbent will be required to work in office the vast majority of the pay period. This position is located within the Personnel Security (PS) Directorate, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Department of Defense (DoD). DCSA PS Directorate integrates risk analysis and operational risk mitigation into the federal personnel vetting, continuous vetting, and personnel security clearance processes. DCSA PS Directorate plays a vital role in ensuring a trusted federal workforce by identifying, analyzing, resolving, and referring potential threat indicators uncovered during the federal personnel vetting process. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Supervisory Risk Management specialist within the PS Directorate. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for reviewing and analyzing potential threat indicators, making risk assessments in support of personnel security decisions, and recommending personnel risk mitigation strategies. The incumbent also advances collaboration and information sharing between DCSA, federal personnel security and insider threat officials, DoD military services, law enforcement agencies, and the U.S. Intelligence Community, to 1) facilitate the dissemination of relevant personnel security and threat information between key stakeholders and 2) ultimately drive decisive action and mitigation of threats identified during the federal vetting process. The incumbent serves as a technical expert in the multidisciplinary fields of research and all source analytical techniques, insider threat, personnel security, counterintelligence, intelligence, force protection, and related subject matter areas as they pertain to federal personnel vetting, the national security adjudicative guidelines (e.g. foreign preference, foreign influence, allegiance, criminal and personal conduct), and insider threat mitigation. The incumbent ensures the timely flow of risk, vulnerability and threat information across the PS Directorate and DCSA; conducts complex research, analysis and comprehensive reviews using unclassified/open-source and secure/classified systems including SIPRNET and JWICS. The incumbent independently authors written risk assessments and provides all source analytical briefings to personnel security personnel, insider threat hubs, and other outside agencies. The incumbent facilities the distribution of risk-based assessments to various DoD and Federal risk owners and stakeholders; assists in determining the proper course of action to mitigate identified risks; and tracks all actions through final resolution.


  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): may be authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: Security Administration Series 0080 (opm.gov) for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 04/15/2024 Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade GG/GS 13 in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: Searching personnel security, intelligence, counterintelligence, law enforcement, and/or insider threat databases and message traffic handling systems on secure automation systems to analyze and assess allegiance, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal, and insider threat risks of security clearance holders. Applying knowledge of federal personnel vetting, counterintelligence, insider threat, personnel security, law enforcement, and intelligence fields in the development of new all source and personnel vetting analytical methods, approaches, and procedures. Using human risk-related investigations and operations (e.g. background investigations, counterintelligence, human intelligence, insider threat, law enforcement, and/or criminal investigations), reports of insider threat concerns, law enforcement reports, security incidents and security vulnerability assessments to identify and evaluate threat indicators that may affect an individual's ability to receive or maintain eligibility for a position of trust. Supporting of federal intelligence, counterintelligence, insider threat, law enforcement, and personnel vetting communities, including their capabilities and jurisdictions. Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations. 2. Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment that takes into consideration the environment, resources, capabilities, constraints, and organizational goals and values. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks and contingencies, recognizing the implications for the organization and stakeholders. 3. Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 4. Research: Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information. Obtains, evaluates, organizes, and maintains information. 5. Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; seeks/generates and evaluates alternative perspectives/solutions; makes timely/ effective recommendations, based on potential implications of findings or conclusions. Critically evaluates to identify the causes of problems, and chooses courses of action that balance the interests of the mission and stakeholders.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.


  • Address Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency 27130 Telegraph Road Quantico, VA 22134 US
  • Name: DCSA Servicing Team
  • Phone: 614-692-2886
  • Email: [email protected]


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