Chainbridge Solutions, a recognized expert in the field of Federal personnel security, has an opening for a Personnel Security Assistant to support the personnel security office of a Federal government customer. This individual would be responsible for background investigation processing in a highly dynamic environment, working with candidates and external systems such as PIPS/CVS and e-QIP to process and help adjudicate subjects as part of this organization’s onboarding. The position supports remote work, or if preferred, work in our Fairfax, Virginia offices. 


  • Background investigation case processing 
  • Review federal position descriptions to identify adjudicative requirements for suitability and/or fitness determinations 
  • Provide analytical review of investigative information to determine if investigations are required of applicants 


  • Associates Degree, may be substituted with three (3) years of personnel security experience 
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in supporting a personnel security program 
  • Demonstrated experience in background investigation case processing and adjudicative requirements for suitability and/or fitness determination positions, national security, and/or sensitive positions, to include an understanding of applicable public laws, executive orders, and OPM regulations. 
  • Knowledge of the Office of Personnel Management’s Automated Position Designation Tool, as established under 5 CFR 1400. 
  • Knowledge of the USCIS/DHS E-Verify System 
  • Experience in reviewing Federal position descriptions and application of position description information to Suitability and Fitness Determination Criteria as established in 5 CFR 731 and 5 CFR 1400, resulting in accurate Position Designation Risk Level determination recommendations. 
  • Previous access to, and working knowledge of, PIPS/CVS and Electronic Questionnaire for Investigative Processing (e-QIP) systems is required. 
  • Working knowledge of e-QIP and investigation requirements for OPM Tiered investigative products that are required for the scheduling of investigations. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify discrepancies and missing information for investigative forms (e.g. e-QIP Standard Forms 85P and 86, Standard Form 306, various investigative releases), and follow-up to resolve information gaps 
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide analytical review of investigative information to determine if investigations are required of applicants 
  • Ability to work independently and organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment 
  • Skill in utilizing work processing equipment/software, facsimile equipment, and financial/graphics/scheduling application programs in support of the customer and clients, and general office needs 
  • Operational knowledge of USAccess sponsoring process. 
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications 

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