Personnel Security Specialist I

Security El Segundo, California


The Personnel Security Specialist’s primary function is to handle personnel security functions in support of the customer’s facility and organization.  The position will provide “day-to-day” PERSEC services for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

 Performance shall include:

  • Maintain various daily logs for a variety of administrative functions associated with PERSEC
  • Maintain an extensive customer database point of contact listing
  • Perform data entry to the Joint Access Database Environment and maintain all customer sponsored billets and quota information
  • Assist in maintaining personnel security files for all personnel of the supported element
  • Build and Maintain tracking spreadsheets/databases for customer PERSEC activities
  • Follow and enforce the customer’s Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide support for the security awareness and education programs
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative support functions as directed by the contractor site lead and/or the Government Security Representative
  • Review, track, and monitor security clearance processing activities with appropriate government personnel to achieve appropriate clearance actions
  • Prepare, process, and/or review Program Access Request (PARs) for accuracy and access eligibility
  • Execute Special Access Program Nomination Process Questionnaires
  • Conduct Defense Central Index of Investigations (DCII), Joint Personnel Access System (JPAS), and SAPNP reviews of candidates being submitted for SAP access
  • Perform data entry and record checks in the Joint Access Database (JADE) and maintain all customer sponsored personnel access information
  • Receive and/or Transmit classified visit requests as necessary to meet customer needs


  • 3-5 years related experience including 2 years’ relevant SCI or SAP experience.  Minimum 1 year of SAP-related experience highly desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent additional experience (4 years)


  • Must complete the DoD SAPCO approved SAPNP training
  • Must complete JPAS training
  • Must complete Joint Access Database Environment (JADE) training

 Security Clearance:

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with active SCI Eligibility
  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

 Other Requirements:

  • Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate ICDs/JAFANs/DOD Manuals and other guiding policy documents.
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel within the organizational Area of Responsibility (AOR) (note - could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation