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Deputy Project Manager – Background Investigations

Career Area: Investigations
City: Herndon
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Job Description
Deputy Project Manager – Background Investigations
REQUIRED SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants applying should currently hold, at a minimum, an active Top Secret clearance based on a Tier 5 SSBI. Must be eligible for immediate crossover to a U.S. Government TS/SCI clearance and polygraph.
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from four-year College or University
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Experience in background investigations and knowledge of the Federal Investigative Standards (FIS)
* Learn and assume responsibility for day-to-day contract operations for areas including contract budgeting, hiring & training personnel, timesheets, and Customer invoices
* Establish and maintain customer relationships to ensure level of communications are constantly open as well as daily knowledge and understanding of customer mission and support
* Respond to inquiries and case issues from field investigators and case review team
* Provide data for weekly and monthly reports and compile monthly statistics on noteworthy events
* Attend all recruiting meetings and coordinate with HR for processing of new team members
* Provide counseling and disciplinary actions as needed
* Maintain regular communications with team members to insure consistency
* Provide customer and management updates on a regular basis to Project Manager
* Timesheet approval to include leave management
* Oversee management of Post-Field Team
* Interpret Customer requirements as well as Federal Investigation Standards
* Assume the responsibilities of the Program Manager in his/her absence
* Prepare performance evaluations for team leads and case reviewers
* Minimum three (3) years program management experience dealing with Federal Government contracts
* Minimum one (1) year investigative experience related to Background Investigations of the Federal Government
* Minimum one (1) year of Case Review experience
* Possess the ability to make independent decisions in a quick and decisive manner using good judgment.
* Must have thorough knowledge of background investigation process and personnel security management
* High oral communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the employer’s and/or customer’s organization