Location: Washington D.C.
Title: Personnel Security Specialist
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
Clearance: Active Top Secret/SCI clearance required

At LBYD Federal, “Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsive”, is our motto we live by and practice each day. With the capability to produce high quality designs in a fun, supportive and exciting atmosphere, we recognize our employees are our greatest asset. We offer an exciting variety of opportunities for employees to develop and grow their careers, working alongside diverse and supportive team members to achieve success. We maintain our responsiveness to clients and partners by allowing our employees the autonomy to achieve success.

Along with a competitive benefits package and 401(k) matching, we strive to maintain a 98% employee retention rate, by providing our employees endless growth opportunities. Unique opportunities such as a formalized mentorship program, professional development through North Wind University, a wellness program, celebrating our employees time with us through our employee service awards program, and many others meant to enhance the employee experience ultimately led to high employee satisfaction. Additionally, we strive to support the communities we live, work, and enjoy by taking part in community fundraisers, and volunteering through local and national organizations.

We give you the flexibility to achieve your best work by offering hybrid working options, while fostering a culture of inclusivity, equity and diversity, creating a workplace we feel everyone can achieve success. We take pride in the impact our employees make as leaders, no matter the level within the organization. You will be connected with like-minded, high achieving individuals upon joining our organization leading and participating in the most challenging designs across the world.

Job Description

LYBD is currently seeking a Personnel Security Specialist to support work under our National Defense University Contract in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process new employees, students, faculty and contractors by creating, integrating and reconciling security and personnel documents using University and other internal security management systems.
  • Prepare monthly reports on personnel security investigation initiations, submissions, returns and open investigation progress. These actions may consist of monthly report generation in the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system.
  • Process new employees, students, faculty and contractors in the Lenel OnGuard Security System database and the University database.
  • Prepare security folders for new employees and update contractor access requirements as provided by their NDU issued contract.
  • Prepare ID building badges and Common Access Cards (CAC) for university personnel, contractors and visitors.
  • Prepare and review personnel security files, validate security clearance eligibility, and provide verbal and written instruction required for security clearance determination.
  • Review incoming security investigations; assist Security Manager with the preparation of fingerprint card submission on subjects that require initial background investigation
  • Provide personal liaison with required adjudication agencies to authenticate security investigation status and eligibility determination.
  • Prepare and submit Visit Clearance Certification letters and sensitive compartmented information (SCI) visit certification requests.
  • Maintain “Perm Cert” roster of incoming visit certifications weekly.
  • Maintain concise accountability and records of all outgoing Visit Certifications.
  • Post, update, verify and validate investigations and clearance levels using the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems: DISS, the Joint Clearance Access Verification System (JCAVS), the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) and the Central Verification System (CVS).
  • Support the NDU Security Directorate and Physical Security Officer in management of the restricted area identification and badge program. Maintains an accurate inventory of issued and controlled identification badges.
  • Maintain and update personnel security database(s).

Job Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance required.
  • High school graduate or possess the equivalent GED.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Must be a US citizen and speak fluent English.
  • Must have experience with DISS.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suites.

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.