• Personnel Security Officer

    Job Locations US-VA-Pentagon
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Aveshka is looking for an Personnel Security Officer to provide Personnel Security support to the Counterintelligence & Security Directorate.  Develop, revise, interpret and coordinate policies pertaining to personnel security to include, but not limited to tiered background investigations, adjudications, and continuous evaluation of DoD personnel. Support the development, revision, interpretation, and coordination of policies pertaining to investigation, adjudication, and continuous evaluation of personnel in national security positions, to include those requiring access to classified information and personnel who require logical and physical access to government information systems. Provide support on strategies and initiatives to overhaul and improve personnel security and adjudication processes and performance to include transition to electronic fingerprint capture submission, upgrades to the Joint Personnel Adjudications System (JPAS), transition from JPAS TO the Joint Verification System – Defense Information Systems for Security, adjudicator certification, investigative service provider billing and product quality, Central Adjudication Facility consolidation policy and procedures, Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 compliance, continuous vetting to defend against insider threats, personnel security lexicon development, performance metrics development and monitoring, and billing funds controls. Recommends changes to security programs and policy consistent with oversight assessment findings, identified vulnerabilities, and anticipated needs. Coordinates within the CI&S personnel to ensure optimal cross-functional integration of key security policy issues in the areas of physical, personnel, industrial, and information security as they affect DoD's ability to mitigate external and insider threats and assess and manage risk. Advises the Director, Physical & Personnel Security, and other senior DoD leadership on potential issues or roadblocks affecting DoD personnel and security policy and oversight. Develops a recommended position ensuring technology and policy solutions follow applicable laws, regulations, principals and standards.


    • Expert knowledge of DoD, Intelligence Community, and national-level personnel security policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of the Department’s personnel security functions to include personnel security manager responsibilities and investigation and adjudication policies is highly desired.
    • Capable of developing, updating, and coordinating policy and providing personnel security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 interpretation and guidance as required.
    • Expert in policy development; drafting, formatting, tracking, staffing, reviewing and reconciling inputs to DoD Directive(s), Instruction(s), Manual(s) and other publications; and reviewing other policy documents for personnel security equities. Excellent writing and project management skills is highly desired.
    • Experience in coordinating with the DoD services and components to resolve complex personnel security policy issues.


    Required Education:

    • Master’s degree from an accredited university


    Required Experience:

    • 10 years of experience in security policy or operational experience and experience as a staff action officer on an OSD, JCS, or Military Department headquarters staff


    Required Clearance:


    • Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance



    About Aveshka:

    Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.


    Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:


    • Extensive training programs
    • Gym membership reimbursement
    • Education reimbursement
    • Technology benefits
    • Commuter benefits
    • Generous paid time off and much more!


    Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed