Personnel Security Specialist

Washington D.C.
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 02, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - To regional offices and other facilities affiliated with the NRC Security Program.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    1.   Knowledge and experience in Federal background investigations and adjudications. Specifically, adjudicate cases of a significantly complex or sensitive in accordance with EO 10450; EO 12958; EO 12968; EO 13381; EO 13467; EO 13488; EO 13526; 10 CFR Parts 10, 11 and 25; 5 CFR parts 731 and 732, and authorities cited therein. Must possess extensive knowledge of Security Executive Agent Directive 4, “National Security Adjudicative Guidelines.”

    2.  Knowledge of investigative, fact-finding, and evaluation practices and techniques pertaining to personnel security.

    3.  Ability to communicate information, ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.

    4.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, agency officials and others. 

    In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as knowledge and experience in the application of Executive Orders; National Security Agency and Director of National Intelligence directives relating to personnel security clearance standards, as applicable, for access to classified information and sensitive intelligence information; and knowledge of OPM standards and criteria for access to national security information and restricted data and suitability for government employment.

     A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.


    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

    Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is completed, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume to determine your level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager. Please keep in mind your resume is of key importance for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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    Drug test required Yes

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