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Personnel Security Specialist

Company: US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organ
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

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This position is located in the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities and Security, Personnel Security Branch. The supervisor is Christoph Heilig. This position is Non Bargaining Unit.

This position requires minimal travel.

Travel expenses associated with interview will not be paid. Relocation expenses will not be paid, with the exception of current NRC employees.

Selectee is not subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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As the Personnel Security Specialist you will assist the Chief, Personnel Security Branch in the implementation of the NRC Personnel Security program. This includes determining an individual's initial or continued eligibility for a pre-employment investigation waiver under Section 145b of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA); for an NRC access authorization (security clearance for Federal, contractor and licensees); or for unescorted building access or information technology access authorization (contractors only). Additionally, it involves the processing of related activities at NRC headquarters, regional offices, contractor, licensee and other facilities affiliated with the NRC Security Program.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0080 Security Administration

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • 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.


In order to qualify for this position, in addition to the basic requirements you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-12) 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.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 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."
  • Knowledge of investigative, fact-finding, and evaluation practices and techniques pertaining to personnel security.
  • Ability to communicate information, ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, agency officials and others.

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 and additional space provided for supplemental response.



Keywords: US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organ, Rockville , Personnel Security Specialist, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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