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Reston, VA 20191

Leidos is seeking Personnel Security Adjudicators with experience in the Intelligence Community (IC) to support the Defense Intelligence Agency at locations in the National Capitol Region. An important element of this work will include reviewing the adjudicative determinations of other personnel security professionals including polygraphers. Candidates need to have a firm understanding of ICD 700 series, ICD 704.1 and ICPG 704.2 and documentation of formal adjudication training.


An adjudicator’s responsibilities may include:

Reviewing the adjudicative determinations of other personnel security professionals (e.g. polygraphers) to render decisions on cases utilizing knowledge of personnel security and suitability adjudication.

Directing the conduct and certifying the sufficiency of initial pre-employment investigations conducted for the purpose of determining suitability and security clearance eligibility for applicants and contractors, and periodic update or "for cause" reinvestigation of employees and/or post-employment special access program eligibility and all overseas investigation conducted for other agencies.

Conducting personnel security clearance operations by performing in-depth analysis and evaluation of Personnel Security Investigations, security files and other information containing serious derogatory or extremely sensitive information that lead to granting, denying, or revoking security clearance eligibility of DoD personnel occupying sensitive positions and/or requiring access to classified material including Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

Adjudicating personal background investigations for suitability for employment with the DIA and/or issuance of a security clearance. In case of derogatory information, drafts detailed evaluation of the adverse information. When the information is insufficient to make a recommendation regarding the disposition of the case, draft a list of recommended questions for lines of inquiry for follow on investigations.

Reviewing and adjudicating the results of background investigations and check identify the presence or absence of derogatory information, and determine the impact of derogatory information in accordance with ICPG 704.2 adjudicative guidelines.

Reviewing Personnel Security Questionnaires (SF-86 and SF-85P), verify information submitted on applications, contact subjects via approved methods to complete information on background investigation forms, input data from applications, retrieve data from credit bureaus, request Local Agency Checks, review reports to determine criminal records or traffic violations, and preparing reports for adjudication recommendation.

Developing and writing Reports of Investigation upon which a security and/or suitability adjudication record can be created.



Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience as an adjudicator within the IC such as at DIA, CIA, NSA, NGA, NRO

Knowledge of polygraph procedures, processes, data, and results

Knowledge of regulations governing security clearance eligibility such as ICD 700 series (ICD 704, ICD 704.1, ICPG 704-2), DOD 5200 2-R, Executive Orders 12958 and 12968, and Personnel Security Standards and Procedures Governing Eligibility for Access to SCI.

Knowledge of Scattered Castles, Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), Joint Adjudication Management System (JAMS), and Defense Clearance and Investigations Index

••Certificates of completion of formal adjudication training are required prior to issuance of a formal job offer.

Company Description

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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