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Location:
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 20772, United States
Salary:
80,000
Posted:
January 18, 2018

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Deniece Taylor Senior Personnel Security Specialist Suitland, MD 20746 ac3267@r.postjobfree.com

WORK EXPERIENCE Senior Personnel Security Adjudicator/ Physical Security Spec-HSPD 12 Department of Homeland Security - Arlington, VA-August 2016 to April 2017

•Communicating with field offices to provide case information or to resolve issues related to personnel security requirements or procedures

•Adjudicating complex issues and reports of investigations; interpreting and applying suitability/fitness factors and adjudicative guidelines and making recommendations affecting final suitability/fitness and security clearance

•Reviewing requests for personnel or facility security clearances to assure that all required information is provided, requesting missing information from the originators, and granting clearances when derogatory information is absent •Reviewing security forms to identify the presence or absence of derogatory information, evaluating the impact of various kinds of derogatory information on the granting, denying, or revoking of security clearances and federal employment eligibility; and making EOD determinations for TSA •Preparing written correspondence to include, but not limited to, letters of interrogatories, case summaries, eligibility notifications, and notices of adverse actions

•Managing individual caseloads and ensuring metrics and timelines are satisfied

•Keeping the Team Lead or management abreast of recurring problems or systemic

•Retrieve information from security database for periodic reports and audits

•Answer telephones, monitor camera activity and maintain communication with security personnel via two way radio

•Oversee and insure proper function of all security equipment

•Operate and utilize Control Center equipment to include CCTV operation and controls and video recording/playback

•Make decisions in emergency situations in the absence of management

Personnel Security Adjudicator Global Resource Solutions - Fairfax, VA - April 2013 to April 2016

-Monitor, track, review, analyze, adjudicate, and compile results of completed BIs of personnel and contract employees conducted by OPM, FBI, and other Federal investigative agencies and provide a recommendation for approval, disapproval, or referral for further investigation. Evaluate favorable and derogatory information, prepare a written report of findings and recommend the appropriate suitability/security determination - Perform electronic BI checks, using client databases (e.g., Lexis/Nexis, TransUnion, Equifax, Experian), on companies and individuals to determine whether they meet the Standards of Suitability or Standards of Fitness and Integrity - Applying personnel knowledge of and experience with regulations governing Federal personnel security programs such 5 CFR 731, 5 CFR 732, E.O. 10450, E.O. 12968, ICD 704 and (HSPD)-12 - Collaborates with Government representatives as appropriate to achieving proper adjudicative outcomes - Assists with updating client BI policies and procedures -Prepares correspondence to communicate when security forms are not complete, making sure to state required corrective actions and completion deadlines.

-Conduct any required follow-up to ensure correct forms are submitted by the appropriate deadline

-Assist with the preparation and assembly of personnel security folders in accordance with client's standard operating procedures -Assist with data-entry in tracking system. Schedule and prepare cases for transmittal to the investigating agency for further processing of completed security forms -Prepare statistical data reports monthly

Facility Security Officer (FSO)/part-time Whirlwind Technologies Inc - Largo, MD-July 2014 to July 2015

-Process personnel security clearances and periodic reinvestigations using e-QIP - Develop, implement and provide security awareness training for site personnel, including in-brief and out-brief procedures and annual refresher briefings - Maintain document and visitor control records and coordinate sending visit request - Conduct periodic self-inspection and review of security process to ensure compliance - Monitor classified information systems and controlled areas - Investigate and report security violations and adverse information reports with the appropriate security agency - Participate in internal investigations - Provide classification guidance to employees and sub-contractors for issuance of DD Forms 254's and track the forms that are issued and received. - Maintain all personnel security clearance records for agency - Coordinate the security portion of the contract closeout for all classified contracts received and issued

- Interact with all levels of internal and external customer and suppliers - Perform weekly status checks of employees security clearances - Create and manage annual Security department budget

Senior Personnel Security Specialist (Federal Employee) Department of Defense Central Adjudications Facility - Fort Meade, MD-March 2011 to March 2013

-Plan/evaluate/supervise the work of personnel security specialists, designated personnel responsible for formulation, development and application of security policy systems procedures/programs involving loyalty, reliability of people. - Ensure the development, implementation of policies and procedures for personnel security program

- Review, adjudicate requests for clearances and special accesses, applying regulations regarding type of personal security investigation needed. - Determine adequacy of investigations and data collected. - Evaluate authenticity, veracity and pertinence of data recommending or deciding whether security clearance should be granted, suspended, revoked or denied

- As the Subject Matter Expert, provide authoritative guidance, information, assistance on personnel security policies and procedures. - Review, adjudicate and provide guidance on unique and/or complex cases

Security Manager Department of Defense/CCSI - Arlington, VA-August 2010 to March 2011

-Manage the clearance process of all new and current employees - Manage multiple security databases and sites including JPAS and eQIP - Brief new employees and newly cleared employees on the procedures and policies - Manage the WO security education briefs to include indoctrinations and debriefings - Speak at Administrative Assistant (AA) meetings about various Security items - Present at the monthly security education lunch-and-learns - Respond to Security Helpdesk issues - Create accounts utilizing Form 2875 - Process Pentagon badges and maintain the incoming visit clearance list - Manage the access badges and provide reports and view tape to assist in Investigations - Communicate and negotiate security topics with management - Respond to, and take appropriate corrective actions, on LAN account contaminations and/or data spills - Implement security procedures according to the NISPOM, DCIDs, and ICDs. - Back-up the management of the outgoing visit clearance process including but not limited to the Pentagon access roster and outgoing staff clearances - Manage the lock & safe program - Assign access cards, program cards into the system, and update and maintain the door lock system - Support and assist the management of the COMSEC program - Provide the back-up support to Security Special Officer (SSO) and secure facility operations to include personnel document control, classified accounts, etc - Conduct periodic security self-inspections and report results to senior management - Maintain and analyze statistical security data for monthly reports - Provide back-up support to the Emergency Response Team (ERT) Coordinator

Senior Adjudicator/Personnel Security Specialist NASA HQ CAF/ YRCI - Washington, DC-May 2009 to July 2010

-Adjudicate SSBI's, SSBR-PR, NACLC's, NACI's, MBI, LBI background investigations for suitability and security purposes for entire NASA CAF. - Conduct updated checks to include credit, DCII, JPAS, etc. - Prepare monthly budget analysis for investigations conducted by NASA to ensure cost efficiency

- When making a recommendation for a denial for suitability and/or security purposes, meets with upper level management to advise the reasons behind my decision

- Tracks case loads in database and makes updates in NCTS Tracking System. - Prepares Statement of Reasons (SOR), Letters of Notice (LON), Letters of Interrogatory (LOI), Interrogatory, and Warning Letters based on review of each individual case if applicable

Facility Security Officer (FSO)/part-time Management Technology Inc - Oxon Hill, MD-December 2009 to May 2010

-Process personnel security clearances and periodic reinvestigations using e-QIP - Develop, implement and provide security awareness training for site personnel, including in-brief and out-brief procedures and annual refresher briefings - Maintain document and visitor control records and coordinate sending visit request - Conduct periodic self-inspection and review of security process to ensure compliance - Monitor classified information systems and controlled areas - Investigate and report security violations and adverse information reports with the appropriate security agency - Participate in internal investigations - Provide classification guidance to employees and sub-contractors for issuance of DD Forms 254's and track the forms that are issued and received. - Maintain all personnel security clearance records for agency - Coordinate the security portion of the contract closeout for all classified contracts received and issued

- Interact with all levels of internal and external customer and suppliers - Perform weekly status checks of employees security clearances - Create and manage annual Security department budget

Senior Adjudicator/Personnel Security Specialist Department of Army CCF/Jupiter Corporation - Fort Meade, MD-December 2008 to May 2009

-Adjudicate SSBI's, NACLC and other BI's and other related documents and databases in accordance with the Privacy Act

- Analyze reports of information and prepare accurate, concise, and understandable summaries of potentially disqualifying information. - Ensure ongoing, comprehensive understanding of and adherence to Policies and Standard of Operating Procedures (SOP's)

- Review documents provided by Army CCF including background investigations, security questionnaires, results of pre-employment or investigations, credit reports, results of national and local law enforcement agencies, and court record checks

- Evaluate information and records provided to determine if any information constitutes potentially disqualifying conditions in accordance with Army CCF instructions and guidelines

- Complete cases by resolving or mitigating issues via telephone, e-mail or written follow-up, based upon guidance and established adjudication and due process procedures

- Prepare appropriate reports with adjudicative recommendations, in accordance with Army CCF, Executive Orders, and Adjudicative Guidelines requirements and the Statement of Work (SOW), to quality standards. - Update JPAS and CATs database with adjudicative decision information. - Utilize JPAS and DCII to track applicant's clearance and adjudicative information for clearance and/or employment decisions

Senior Adjudicator/Personnel Security Specialist (Government Contractor) United States Investigations Services (USIS) - Falls Church, VA-January 2008 to November 2008 Falls Church, VA 1/2008 to 11/2008 - Direct and coordinate the conduct of background investigations of applicants, employees and contractors who are seeking employment with or are employed by the Department of Homeland Security

- Review and evaluate personnel security investigations to determine eligibility and/or suitability for employment or eligibility for a security clearance in accordance with applicable regulations, Executive Orders 12968, 10450 and CFR 731.202 (b,c). - Prepare summaries of derogatory and mitigating information contained in investigative reports. Prepare Notices of Proposed Action and interrogatory letters to resolve suitability/security concerns. Make suitability/security recommendations

- Conduct personnel security quality control checks

- Implement policy and procedures relevant to the Personnel Security Program. - Assist in the adjudication of background investigations for suitability and security clearance eligibility

- Review case related reports and investigation, preparing evaluation sheets on the results of the investigation (ROI)

- Prepare Notices of Proposed Action (NOPAs). Prepare Letters of Interrogatory (LOIs). Make recommendations relative to suitability

- Request additional investigation when required and preparing correspondence on deficient investigations

Program Manager (Federal Employee) United States Department of Defense - Arlington, VA-September 2005 to December 2007

-Supervise 7 Personnel Security Specialist

- Assists with the management of the Agency's Personnel Security Program. - Assists with the employment processing of all newly assigned contractors, civilians, detailees and military personnel

- Review Statement of Work and DD FM 254 to ensure individual's clearance is in compliance with the clearance of the contract

- Provide bi-weekly briefings to management concerning the status of over 600 pending cases requiring access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. - Assist with the management of daily operation of the Personnel Security Office. Provides guidance to other assigned Security Specialist

- Closely monitor the Personnel Security database to track personnel security clearance and investigative information on all assigned personnel

- Serve as a point of contact to external investigative agencies for the processing of security clearance eligibility determinations for assignment of sensitive positions and access to classified information

- Update clearance information in JPAS to reflect clearance and investigative information

- Ensure records coincide with DIA Records Management System. - Assist with the Indoctrination process

- Requests background investigations from other federal agencies. Review Statement of Reasons (SOR), and Letters of Revocation (LOR) on individuals prior to going through Due Process

- Operate and ensure that staff is in compliance when utilizing the STU/STE. - Forward files for review for due process. Attend bi-weekly staff meetings, taking notes, making suggestions and advising upper management of the progress of the personnel security office

- Review pre-employment packages to ensure accuracy, sign off and send them out to initiate the SCI Nomination process

- Verify clearance information if applicable and based on the clearance needed and the grade level, initiate background investigations with OPM for federal applicants and contractors

- Take electronic finger prints on federal applicants and contractors and electronically transmit them to OPM

- Review completed background investigations along with a credit bureau check conducted from desktop to assist in making an adjudicative decision on applicants

- Counsel applicants, contractors and employees on credit issues when applicable

- Ensure security paperwork is accurately completed. - Check-in employees and contractors and verify employment through E-verify. - Verify identity, background investigations and clearances according to HSPD-12 process and ensure that the HSPD-12 checklist is completed accurately

- Keep accurate records of all investigations that the agency has OPM to conduct to ensure that the agency is within the budget perimeter each quarter. - Make a determination on which investigations are priorities and initiate them based on the agency's needs and budget

- Request investigations from agencies to include the FBI, OPM, DSS, etc. and review them for adjudicative decisions for clearance and/or to extend employment offers

- Created and coordinate a color coded file system for all security folders based on the on the status of federal employee or contractor and based on the clearance level needed for their position

- Implement a system that I place all pertinent information on the inside cover of the folder to eliminate the need to go locate information within the folder. - Control a database system that maintains information on each employee whether they be a federal employee or contractor

- Administer the Agency's Personnel Security Program

- Maintain database to monitor and track personnel security clearance and investigation information on assigned personnel

- Implement and monitor the Periodic Reinvestigation (PR) Program of contractor, military and civilian employees

- Review available information in the DCII, JPAS database and all other available data bases prior to submission of collateral or SCI clearance package

- Initiate a suspense action on all personnel for submission of their Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ) and review for SCI processing

- Conduct indoctrinations for personnel who have been granted SCI access

- Maintain complete record file copies of all individual SCI access levels, which are used as active references for official certifications. - Pass SCI clearances/visit notices for all CIFA personnel who will be making official visits to organizations outside CIFA or DIA

Industrial Security Specialist/Information Security Systems Officer Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) - McLean, VA-January 2004 to August 2005

-Ensure that classified material is marked, stored transported and handled properly

- Responsible for auditing the operations hard drives and safes. - Conduct weekly audits on classified and top secret desktop and laptop computers. Conduct weekly virus checks

- Manage activities related to the Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). - Interface with internal and external officials to provide guidance on security issues

- Administer and coordinate the DOD, DOE, or other industrial security program and security activities to ensure compliance with government and company security policies and procedures

- Protect classified government information and published security awareness briefing for all cleared corporate personnel

- Monitor security procedures, ensured compliance with all aspects of the program including personnel, physical, information and administrative security systems and procedures

- Conduct security briefings and maintained security education programs. - Investigate losses and security violations and recommended corrective action. - Conduct interviews when necessary involving security violations to determine the severity of the violation

- Ensure reduction of classified and confidential information in accordance with policies and procedures primarily established by the Department of Defense (DOD) in the National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM)

- Ensure that the organization was prepared for annual and on-the-spot inspections and surveys

- Conduct in-house inspections within the organization

- Make regular security checks to ensure that all classified material was properly stored and that all containers were properly locked

- Keep records of all container sign-in/out logs and ensured accurate entries were made. Responsibilities also included updating the current security manual chapter of the SOP

- Provide detailed industrial, physical and personnel security information used to create the operations Standards and Operative Procedures (SOP).

- Ensure that collateral clearances were passed effectively

- Prepare incoming and outgoing Visit Authorization Requests, Justifications, Requests for Badges, Personnel Security Forms and Approval and Access Request forms

Personnel Security Specialist/Adjudicator (Federal Employee) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Washington, DC-January 1991 to January 2004

-Receive, review and initiate employment/security clearance requests. - Review investigations and any other data gathered for adjudicative purposes for authenticity, adequacy, veracity and pertinence

- Ensure that all necessary adjudicative guidelines and standards were used in determining an employee/candidate/applicant's loyalty, reliability, security and suitability factors

- Utilize various database systems to conduct credit bureau checks, local and national agency checks, DCII, Lexis/Nexus and Choice-Point

- Review and adjudicated background investigations for various agencies to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Department of Energy, and the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts

- Adjudicate cases for political appointee during the Presidential Election. - Reviewed and evaluated pre-appointment full-field and 5-year reinvestigation waivers processed by headquarters security personnel as well as regional counterparts

- Ensure that all investigations were complete and favorable. Determine whether to grant, deny, revoke, suspend or restrict security clearance based on my findings. Upon receipt of cases with derogatory information, would draft a detailed evaluation of the adverse information and made a recommendation to deny access based on the nature of the derogatory information

- When the information was insufficient to make a recommendation regarding the disposition, make a list of recommended questions or lines of inquiry necessary to follow on investigation

- Independently respond to a wide range of inquiries from within and outside the immediate agency

- Thoroughly adjudicate background investigations on each individual without prejudice

- Monitor the progress of field offices and detected issues that were not obvious or readily apparent in order to provide direction and guidance in a timely manner

- Perform a variety of complex assignments that involved the processing of applications and background investigations for general support, specialty and Special Agent positions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice

- Independently review reinstatement requests from former employees to determine if they were eligible for re-hire

- Obtain pertinent Bureau files/records that often pertain to classified and/or secret information

- If individual is ineligible for reinstatement, prepare no action letters to candidate or applicant

- Assist with Staffing and Pay Administration, determining which grade, pay-band and/or pay scale individuals were qualified for based on experience, training and education

EDUCATION High School Diploma LaPlata High School June 1987 CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES Professional Adjudications Certification ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A Professional Security Specialist with Public Trust security clearance. Offering approximately 25 years of experience in the security field to include Information, Personnel, Communications, Industrial and Physical Security experience.



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