AECOM Security Adjudicator Analyst in Reston, Virginia

Business Line Government

Position Title Security Adjudicator Analyst

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Security Analyst in Virginia. Must have ACTIVE TS/SCI w/FS Poly

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities

 Dependent on assignment, security analyst assistants provide a diverse range of adjudicative functions. The below

list reflects some, but not necessarily all of the required daily activities and support.

  • Reviews a case file to determine what additional security processing, if any, needs to be performed.

  • Creates written products documenting case processing, such as Memorandum for the Record an E-mail.

  • Advises the Sponsor of the need for additional security processing in order to render adjudicative

decision and schedule or conduct additional processing at the direction of the Sponsor.

  • Reviews the results of all security processing to glean necessary facts and data relevant to the final


  • Interviews the subject in person, by telephone, or through written correspondence to elicit clarifying

information after consultation and approval of the Sponsor.

  • Discusses with the Senior Case Manager (SCM), Expert Adjudicators, Adjudications Board

members, Polygraph Examiners, Background Investigators, Case Processing Personnel, Managers,

Office of Medical Services, Customers, and other as needed to resolve information discrepancies or


  • Analyzes the information and indicate a nexus between the behavior of the subject and the ICD 704

issues sufficient to support a final recommendation.

  • Provides a final written recommendation, in sufficient detail to permit the Sponsor to make an

informed, independent decision to grant, disapprove or revoke a security clearance or approval.

  • Maintains each security file by purging duplicate copied of SF86, unofficial notes, page flags, and other

extraneous materials prior to forwarding file to the SCM. Information contained on handwritten notes

shall be formalized in a Memorandum for the Record and included in the file; the information is

pertinent to the adjudication, prior to removal of the handwritten note. This may require that the

adjudicator accurately upload official documents into electronic file records.

  • Makes oral presentations to SCMs, Program Mangers, Adjudication Boards, and/or other Senior Agency

officials as required.

  • Administers notification to the customer, identify and recommend codes of conduct issues for the

Sponsor to address, input of closing information in the Office of Security (OS) data base or other

tracking software/applications as needed, and/or perform other follow-up actions resulting from the

disposition of the case.

Protects all information and data acquired during the preparation of the analysis from unauthorized

release, employing the “need to know” principle, and return all adjudicative notes to the Sponsor.

  • Returns to the contractor’s point of contact cases that may give rise to an actual or potential conflict of

interest, organizational or otherwise.

  • Responds in a timely manner to inquiries from the Sponsor on the status of pending cases or any other

information pertaining to adjudicative support tasks.

  • Manages case load effectively to meet the productivity standards set by the Sponsor.

  • Meets the adjudicative quality standards established by the Sponsor

  • Attends meetings required for all adjudicative personnel and mandatory training courses required by the

Sponsor for individuals with staff-like access.


Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications


 Experience applying principles of the ICD 704 –Personnel Security Standards and Procedures

Governing Eligibility for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information and Other Controlled

Access Program Information as mandated through the issuance of the Presidents Executive Order

(EO) 13467 Reforming Processes Relating to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for

Contractor Employees and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information and

endorsed by Director of National Intelligence

“Knowledge and experience may include verifiable experience in conducting background

investigations, consolidating and/or processing investigative inputs, creating a comprehensive

applicant profile, and/or preparing an adjudicative analysis and recommendation for the USG, or on

behalf of a USG customer. While all of the above examples of ICD 704 experience are relevant, the

strongest candidates will be those with prior adjudicative experience.”

A minimum of 3 years of adjudicative experience in a Federal or Contractor role with the Federal

Government or equivalent year(s) of experience in a related field or internship as delineated below

 Equivalent experience in a related field may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Experience analyzing, interpreting and applying personnel security policies, standards, procedures or


  • Examining the accuracy, completeness and quality of final reports in compliance with ICD 704

requirements and guidelines and providing targeted insights to others in their write ups

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting pre-employment security interviews or background

investigations for Federal Government job applicants, contractors and employees

  • Successful completion of additional training (coaching, On the job training, training courses) to

develop, enhance and/or mature personal analytical and critical thinking skill sets

  • Successful academic record that reflects demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills (see

Education requirements section below)

  • Demonstrated experience conducting interviews and subsequently summarizing and verbally

presenting results to senior audiences

  • Will be required to complete the ODNI Intro to National Security Adjudications Course within 30

days of deployment


 High school diploma or GED.

 (Advanced degree may be substituted for upwards of six months of experience) An associates or

B.A./B.S. degree in English or related field of study (Degree examples include, but are not limited to

Criminal Sciences, Cybersecurity, Behavioral Sciences, Management, Financial or Auditing, etc…)

which has a central theme/focus related to writing in a clear, concise manner and ability to articulate

and defend a logical well-reasoned conclusion based on available and/or discovered/developed

information. In summary, any formally approved B.A./B.S. course of study with a related emphasis

which demonstrates well developed and honed critical thinking and analysis skills.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Security / Force Protection

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156360BR