Lead Adjudications Support Officer (ASO) with Security Clearance

Chantilly, VA
May 23, 2022
May 26, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph Job Description: The Lead ASO will provide support to the Personnel Security Division's Adjudications Branch. The Customer's Security, Personnel Security Division, Adjudications Branch employs Government adjudicators and Team Chiefs (TC) who task data collectors; review security files; analyze data; provide status checks on cases to management and others; research security issues; interview subjects; and liaise with polygraph, investigative and case processing colleagues. Adjudicators make adjudicative recommendations to the TCs or senior managers either in abbreviated summaries or full-length written reports and perform follow-up actions as necessary to assist in the adjudication of the suitability of a Subject for access to classified material. The TCs are the Government approving officers of most of the adjudicative decisions. A higher-level Adjudications Board makes decisions on cases that involve complexities beyond the authority of the Chief of the Adjudications Branch. In addition, the Lead ASO will: * Work on personnel security cases assigned by the Government. Each case will vary in the total Requirements, time and effort required to provide the Document, which is a written recommendation to grant, suspend, disapprove, or revoke sensitive security accesses* Review and analyze assigned case files to determine if additional security processing needs to be performed in order to render an adjudicative decision. If additional security processing is necessary, the Contractor shall recommend to the Government as to what additional processing requirements should be conducted* Review the results of all security processing to glean facts and data relevant to the final recommendation* Interview Subjects in person, by telephone, or through written correspondence to elicit clarifying information* Discuss cases with senior adjudicators, Team Chiefs, Branch management, Adjudications Board members, Polygraph Examiners, Background Investigators, Case Processing Personnel, Managers, and Customers to resolve information discrepancies or gaps* Sufficiently analyze case information in order to show a nexus between the behavior of the case subject and the NRO ICD 704 issues sufficient to support a final recommendation* Provide final written recommendations using Government formats that provide sufficient detail to enable the Government to make informed, independent decisions to grant, disapprove or revoke a Subject's security access* Maintain security files and ensure that duplicate copies of the SF86, unofficial notes, page flags, and other extraneous materials are purged with approval by NRO prior to forwarding files to Branch managers or returning case files to the file room* Deliver oral presentations to Branch and/or Division management, the Adjudications Board, and/or other senior organization officials as required* Administer notifications to customers as approved by the NRO, update information in the APICS data management system, and perform other follow-up actions resulting from the disposition of cases* Protect all information and data acquired during the preparation of the analysis from unauthorized release and return all adjudicative notes to the Government* Respond in a timely manner to inquiries from the Government on the status of pending cases or any other information pertaining to adjudicative support Requirement* Provide a draft adjudicative recommendation to the Government for all cases worked. The Contractor shall subsequently provide a final recommendation to the Government that incorporates any Government comments provided in response to the draft recommendation that are complete, accurate, and free of spelling and grammatical errors. For each case completed, a written recommendation whether to grant, disapprove or revoke a clearance/approval is required, in accordance with established timelines.* Complete cases as identified by the Government. The Contractor may be requested to perform 'spot' checks of previously closed adjudicative decisions to ensure they meet Government quality requirements* Provide Adjudication training and briefings to NRO and industry personnel, when approved by the NRO. This could include limited TDY travel in CONUS outside of NRO Headquarters Essential Experience and Skills: * Must posses a current TS/SCI w/ CI Poly clearance or higher.* High school diploma and minimum of 3 years of relevant experience* Experience performing Background Investigations, Counterintelligence, or Personnel Security for US Government clearances* Knowledge of Intelligence Community (IC) reciprocity agreements* Knowledge of IC community partner organizations to facilitate cross agency communications* Knowledge of NRO ICD 704 and Executive Order 12968* Knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance. The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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