Personnel Security Specialist - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

San Antonio
United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team that leads the world in Mission, Cyber, and Intelligence Solutions. At ManTech International Corporation, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement

The Personnel Security Specialist Senior primary function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Military Compartments efforts. The position will provide day-to-day support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Review, track, and monitor security clearance processing activities with appropriate government personnel to achieve appropriate clearance actions
  • Advise senior officials on personnel issues affecting the Center
  • Assist in defining, interpreting, and implementing program security policy within the Center.
  • Provides security policy interpretation concerning the Special Access Program Nomination Process (SAPNP).
  • Reviews and comments on security operating instructions, security plans, guides, and various security related correspondences.
  • Reviews and comments on security support, operating instructions and security adequacy in plans, guides, and various correspondence.
  • Manages and administers security awareness and education programs.
  • Directly supports government program offices and Program Security Officers in the development, execution and implementation of personnel security issues.
  • Participates in Air Force SAP security compliance inspections of government organizations and industry
  • Assist with researching, processing and completing visit notices and certifications; filing and maintaining visitor control files; escorting facility visitors.
  • Reviews incoming Program Access Request (PARs) for accuracy and access eligibility and processes them to the next level of approval.
  • Conducts Defense Central Index of Investigations (DCII) reviews and Joint Personnel Access System (JPAS) reviews
  • Executes the SAPNP Questionnaire
  • Provides access recommendation to the Access Approval Authority
  • Performs data entry and record checks in the Joint Access Database Environment (JADE) and maintains all customer sponsored personnel access information current.
  • Perform indoctrination
  • Generates reports
  • Generate/execute/oversee corrective action plans
  • Provide document control support
  • Provide Top Secret Control Officer support


  • Bachelors degree in a related area or equivalent experience (4 years) and 5 - 7 years related experience
  • Previous supervisor experience
  • Must complete the DoD SAPCO approved SAPNP training.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Defense Security Service (DSS) clearance process and a keen understanding of the intelligence community and SAP processes
  • Working-level knowledge of applicable security policy manuals, and other policy documents
  • Working-level knowledge of the Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ) software
  • Basic understanding of DoD Contract Security Classification Specification (DD-254)
  • Working-level knowledge of the Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ) software
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • Requires travel within the organizational geographic Area of Responsibility (AOR) (note - could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation)

Security Clearance:

Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility, willingness to submit to Counterintelligence polygraph, and eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information.


See Qualifications

Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure,Ability to use MS Office,Ability to use PC,Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills,Interpersonal and People Skills,Listening Skills,MultiTasking Ability,Oral and Written Communication Skills,Organizational Skills

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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