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Personnel Security Assistant

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



Personnel Security Assistant


PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations.  As it enters its 60th year of business, PAE’s current portfolio of service offerings includes capabilities in training, logistics, aviation support, facility operations and maintenance, range services, security solutions, information management and support services, litigation support and data analytics to support complex missions for customers around the world. Today, the approximately 15,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in approximately 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world's most challenging regions.  We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. PAE is headquartered in Arlington, Va.

To provide personnel and administrative support services for DHS Federal Protective Services (FPS) offices.


Provides personnel and administrative support of the overall operational objectives for FPS Personnel Security Division, duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiates background investigations.
  • Manages receipt of security documents submitted from contractor applicants.
  • Conducts fingerprinting procedures;
  • Initiates contact with personal references, employers of applicants, and appointees for use in pre-employment suitability inquiries.
  • Verifies the appropriate level of background investigation being requested, and ensures all documents required for suitability processing have been completed and included in the individual files.
  • Operates office equipment (e.g., computers, facsimile machines, copiers, scanners, printers, and phone systems).
  • Prepares, submits, monitors, and updates computer tracking systems concerning appropriate case material.
  • Serves as a source of reference and guidance for staff members regarding the monitoring and maintenance of case-material.
  • Applies incident management, problem solving, and task performance.
  • Produces finished documentation; e.g., reports, special studies, policy and procedure development, security designs, training programs and assessments.
  • Responsible for filing correspondence, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used
  • Provides research and technical support to projects.
  • Provides solutions and documentation.
  • Monitors project tasks and schedules.
  • Position hours are from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Shift hours are non-negotiable.

Minimum Experience & Education

  • With a Bachelor’s Degree this position requires one year of relevant experience.
  • With an Associate’s Degree this position requires two years of relevant experience, one of which should be experience relevant to the nature of the contract work.
  • With no degree this position requires four years of relevant experience, two of which should be experience relevant to the nature of the contract work.

Relevant experience may include, but is not limited to

  • Experience within one or more of the standard security and/or intelligence fields e.g.; technical, physical, information, personnel, operational, or signal security, counterintelligence, antiterrorism, counterterrorism, counter drug, computer security, surveillance, counter surveillance or surveillance detection, infrastructure protection; force protection, technology protection, information operations, industrial security and/or intelligence programs, law enforcement, government or military experience.
  • Requires good writing and communication skills.
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Programs and desktop publishing application software and hardware.
  • Must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • All applicants must be able to obtain a DHS security clearance and position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Requires good writing and communication skills.
  • All applicants must be able to obtain a DHS security clearance and position requires U.S. citizenship.
Preferred Qualification:
  • Subject matter expertise and hands-on experience in one or more security and/or intelligence discipline and experience implementing complex government security and/or intelligence programs and policies is preferable.
  • Familiarity with ISMS, eQIP, CVS, JPAS
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


EEO is the Law Poster

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + CI Poly
Grand Prarie, Texas
United States
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