Personnel Security Supervisor - Background Screening & Investigations

Rockville , MD
Jan 05, 2021
Feb 23, 2021
Research, Security
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is seeking an experienced Corporate Security professional to join the Background Screening Unit in the role of Personnel Security Supervisor.  You will leverage your demonstrated experience in federal contract security requirements and your strong leadership skills to manage a team of Security Specialists and collaborate with management to successfully complete the background investigation process.

Job Responsibilities:
• Manage a team of Security Specialists, including the distribution of workload, monitoring of productivity and support of professional development.
• Lead the review of new contracts for personnel security requirements and serve as subject matter expert on interpretation of procedures and contract requirements.
• Collaborate with project leadership, co-navigating the security requirement process and communicating positive and negative results to appropriate staff.
• Supervise the drug testing program and electronic file management system.
• Manage personnel security programs and related databases.
• Evaluate and implement policy, procedures, and forms related to background screening, ensuring efficient and informative means are employed.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate security administration and supervision of teams.
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal contract security requirements and e-QIP (Electronic Questionnaire's for Investigation's Processing)
• Microsoft Office experience, specifically in Excel, SharePoint and Teams.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated project management experience
• MS Access

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated logistic and organization skills.  Well-developed communication skills (both written and verbal) are also required.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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