Vetting Specialist - Overseas Department of State support

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide
Date Posted: 09-14-2018

POSITION:    Vetting Specialist  (OCONUS)
LOCATION:   Various US Embassies and Consulates overseas primarily in designated high threat countries
REQUIRED CLEARANCE:  Top Secret  (Hold at time of Application)
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:    Bachelor Degree (preferred)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:   4 years as trained counterintelligence agent or HUMINT

Description: Contract will support language-related support to assigned Department of State Regional Security Offices worldwide; specific services will include interpreting, translating transcription, validation, and summarizing.  Additional support includes linguistic support to Investigations.

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a trained counterintelligence agent or HUMINT collector (Military Occupational Specialty 35L Counterintelligence Agent, 35M Human Intelligence Collector, 351L Counterintelligence Technician, 351M Human Intelligence Collection Technician, 18F Special Forces Intelligence Sargent, or other military or civilian equivalent).
  • Prior experience in Afghanistan or Iraq is highly desirable.
  • Experience with U.S. Department of State security operations preferred.
  • Must have experience with personnel vetting, and/or investigative questioning techniques and be knowledgeable regarding classified search engines and databases related to the personnel vetting process.
  • Experience with CELLEX collection and analysis highly desirable.
  • Ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation to officials with regard to the interpretation and application of intelligence information.
  • Skill in oral and written communication to prepare and present analysis, provideguidance, solicit information, defend proposals, and negotiate agreements.
  • Experience in the collection, analysis and dissemination of foreign affairs and terrorism- related information.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all organization and management levels both inside and outside the Department in order to establish and maintain liaison with individuals representing a broad range of organizations and interests involved in and affected by Directorate programs. This includes Intelligence Community and other Executive Branch agencies.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize multiple and sometimes conflicting and complex tasks.
  • Must be able to operate as part of a team, cooperate effectively with other team members, and be mission focused.
  • Must be a United States citizen 
  • Must be in good physical condition in order to perform overseas travel to high threat locations that may involve extended travel time and exposure to dangerous conditions that require use of personal protective equipment while exercising special safety precautions.
  • Support the vetting program designed to clear both host country nationals and third country nationals for access to Chief of Mission facilities or recommend their denial of access.
  • Schedules and conducts in-depth counterintelligence and counterterrorism vetting interviews of locally employed staff job applicants and locally employed staff undergoing a renewal of their security certification. Also conduct interviews specifically related to polygraph failures and any other investigations under the direction of the Regional Security Officer.
  • Provide timely written Memorandums of Interview for RSO review and approval.
  • Compile information provided by Identity Intelligence Analysts into a final vetting report
  • for RSO review and approval.
  • Interviews walk-in sources, conducts liaison, supports security/force protection programs
  • and produces timely written reports and assessments.
  • Provide analytical support for the conduct of polygraph examinations as required by RSO SOPs.
  • Provide direct support to the Regional Security Office as appropriate, thereby freeing Regional Security Officers for other duties.
  • Ensure that individuals who pose a potential threat to U.S. interests are added to appropriate watch lists and that information regarding these individuals is shared with Regional Security Officers in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, executive orders, and directives promulgated by Congress, the Secretary of State, and the Director of National Intelligence to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Answer e-mail inquiries from other offices regarding threat information. Responses should provide analysis and assessment, as necessary, and should be sent in a timeframe commensurate with the urgency of the threat.
  • Prepare and present oral briefings on their findings to CCV management and other DS offices as appropriate.
  • Participate in foreign travel for the purpose of deploying DSIAS to new locations at U.S. Embassies and Consulates. This duty includes providing training to Foreign Service National Investigators on DSIAS and conducting mass enrollments of locally employed staff into DSIAS.
  • Perform Temporary Duty at any RSO Office world-wide to work as a Vetting Specialist to support the RSO mission of vetting locally engaged staff employees and job applicants.
  • Utilize DSIAS to biometrically enroll locally employed staff and job applicants at U.S. Embassies and Consulates world-wide.
  • Undertake any other auxiliary duties as assigned to support the DS/ICI/CCV mission.
  • Ensures the proper storage and maintenance of accumulated data (classified and unclassified).

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!
EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules). The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (410) 740-4045.
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