Personnel Security Adjudicator

BAE Systems is seeking qualified candidates to fill Personnel Security Specialist Adjudicator positions in support of a government customer’s personnel vetting program in the Washington DC area. Qualified Candidates will be required to adjudicate employee and candidate background investigation results utilizing the Adjudicative Guidelines and OPM Suitability Factors.


  • Apply applicable IC and DoD directives, IC policy guidance, Executive Orders, and agency instructions related to personnel security and suitability adjudication.
  • Review and evaluate reports of background investigations, checking for the presence or absence of derogatory information, while noting the impact of derogatory information in accordance with 5 CFR 731.202(b) adjudicative guidelines.
  • Interpret and apply adjudicative guidelines for access to classified information consistent with the interests of national security.
  • Review Personnel Security Questionnaires (SF-86 and SF-85P), verify information submitted on applications, contact subjects via approved methods to complete information on background investigation forms, input data from applications, retrieve data from credit bureaus, request Local Agency Checks, review reports to determine criminal records or traffic violations, and prepare reports for adjudication recommendation.
  • Coordinate internally with government agency offices and entities and externally with investigative and adjudicative agencies to identify and resolve personnel security-related issues.
  • Participate in Adjudication Review Panel meetings to address specific cases.
  • Assist in the development of new or changing adjudication-related policies and/or procedures.
  • Update and maintain appropriate records (e.g. databases and hard copy) of security actions taken.
  • Interpret new or changing personnel security policy on matters pertaining to adjudication and eligibility for access to classified information and Sensitive Compartmented Information.
  • Provide agency level technical expertise concerning adjudication and represent government customer at intra-agency meetings as appropriate.
  • Write reports of investigation upon which a security and/or suitability adjudication record can be created.

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education

  • 7-10 years of experience in personnel security, with three of those years supporting DoD or IC personnel security programs as an adjudicator.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Proficient in briefing and oral presentation.
  • Excellent non-technical writing skills.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Experience directing the activities of personnel security specialists.
  • Relevant certifications and knowledge of applicable tools, methodologies, or best practices in personnel security.
  • Ability to function as part of the personnel security team.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work.

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