personnel security specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Effective at researching personal backgrounds through document searches, database queries and personal interviews. Proficient in security clearance requirements and procedures. Excellent judgment and clear understanding of policies. Dedicated and hardworking security professional well-versed in investigating, reviewing information and confirming details of applicant backgrounds to determine appropriate clearance levels. Familiar with fingerprinting, evaluating criminal histories and checking the BOL/Sentinel database. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Investigatigative Manager
  • Inspector/Auditor
  • Federal Criminal Investigator
  • Deputy Sheriff/Detective
  • Police Officer
Work History
Personnel Security Specialist, 09/2021 to Current
Department Of LaborJackson, MS,
  • Maintained confidentiality of classified and sensitive materials.
  • Conducted background investigations and security checks for employees and contractors.
  • Scope and assign cases according to the Federal Investigative Standards (FIS) guidelines.
  • Manage the day to day administration of a variety of background investigations.
  • Daily job duties include scoping and assigning leads to Special Investigators.
  • Reading and uploading Special Investigators reports .
  • Amending Work Orders submitted by Special Investigators.
  • Interacting with Special Investigators and Case Analysts to resolve questions or issues with pending investigations.
  • Based upon review of BICS leads and/or Bureau Lead Reports, determining the type of case being requested.
  • Review reports and verify that all lead assignments are complete and accurate.
  • Upload and serialize acceptable/edited reports.
  • Send notice of rejected reports to the Special Investigator, and IM supervisor.
  • M on overdue assignmentsanage casework sent to Special Investigators; requests status updates and note in weekly file review.
  • Clarify incorrct or missing information in reports.
  • Respond to case related questions in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to client and Bureau imposed deadlines and BICS policies.
Special Investigator, 10/2019 to 10/2020
State Of KansasKS, State,

Internal Audit & Inspector General Investigator, 10/2019 to 10/2020 Defense Contract Management Agency – Atlanta, GA.

  • As a Special Agent with DCMA who has over 11,000 employees both military and civilian, are required to Investigate highly sensitive HR and employee relations issues including: Conducting complainant, witness and subject employee interviews; analyzing data from various internal systems; case adjudication; proposing remedial action based on investigation findings; production of completed investigation documentation.
  • Was required to investigate incidents involving violations of USC Title 5, Title VII, Title 10, Title 18, and USC Title 41. Which required the following capabilities. Independently manage assigned casework, bringing investigations to closure rapidly and definitively. Design, collect, and analyze multiple levels of employee and stakeholder feedback. Analyze aggregate casework data to identify issue trends and opportunities for proactive issue mitigation.
  • Analyze casework trends and produce strategic recommendations to the business to proactively address systemic issues. Security Management: Initiated investigations of the agencies assets such as people, buildings, machines, systems and information assets. Assessed development, documentation, and implementation of policies and procedures for protecting the agency and it's stakeholders.
  • Investigated management procedures for information classification, threat assessment, risk management, and risk analysis to identify threats and system vulnerabilities. Partner to engage in continuous improvement of communication vehicles and practices.
  • Partner in analysis and revision of people programs, policies, and practices to sustain a positive work environment for delivery station associates and drivers. Consult and collaborate with business partners, corporate ER teams, legal teams, and 3rd party vendors on complex employee investigations.
  • Work reactively on critical employee relations issues that are crisis-oriented and typically can only be successfully completed with limited time. Balancing time between projects and crisis-response. Help reduce grievances and arbitration needs by educating frontline managers on techniques for enhancing interactions between labor and leadership.
  • Completed in-depth investigations into issues pertaining to discipline and grievance management and recommended strategies. Conducted investigations into discrimination, sexual harassment or other workplace claims while working hand-in-hand with human resource office. Compliance and ethics Investigations.
  • Scoping of a workplace investigation and creating investigation strategy, plan and utilizing investigation techniques such as interviewing, information gathering. Using discernment and judgement for reaching a conclusion on each investigation.
  • Writing reports and communicating the results to General Council for a legal sufficiency review.
Criminal Investigator, 03/1996 to 09/2016
Department Of Homeland SecurityElmira, NY,


  • Assigned as Coordinator/Manager of Atlanta Field Division Confidential Sources for over three years. Responsible for overseeing twenty-five satellite offices and over three hundred agents and task force officers were in compliance to DEA's policy and regulations with regards to source use.
  • Mitigated all risk while managing those sources. Conducting weekly audits and annual inspections of both Divisional and satellite offices to bring them into compliance.
  • Managed hundreds of divisional-wide complaints and subpoenas alongside legal teams and management staff.
  • Trained over three hundred agents/officers in risk management policies and monitored compliance to control liability. Personally instructed agents/officers on control potential risks, including applying good and sound policies when managing sources.
  • Helped headquarters management produce monthly timely reports analyzing agency data. Advised all senior managers on policy changes in effort to reduce liability and potential bad media press. Investigated numerous allegations to check validity and recommend actions to minimize risk.
  • Executed agency roadmap to achieve huge milestones across divisional levels. Coordinator's responsibility for Security Management Responsible for addressing and eliminating agency external risk Assured that agents/officers were operational but complying to agency policies and regulations with regards to source documents and contracts. Assisted agents/officers with support of their investigations and sources financial needs.
  • Established compliance throughout division and twenty-five satellite offices spread over four different states.
  • Internally was responsible for keeping executive management informed regarding potential risk. Balancing agents/officers expenditures with fiscal and accounting units.
  • As Coordinator was expected to consider all risk possibilities and avoid potential for criminal opportunity or avoiding creation of such opportunity. Avoided risk spreading by making sure junior agents/officers were familiar with agency policies and regulations with handling of funding to be used for purchases or as payment to sources.
  • Instructed agents/officers on how to transfer risk in order to prevent unnecessary loss or theft. Responsible for communicating with agencies foreign offices and foreign dignitaries as needed regarding money transfer for payment of sources and purchases.
  • Established security measures to prevent loss as well as intrusion detection. Responsible for making sure that access control such as locks and keycard to limit access to sources file met both agency and DOJ standards. Responsible for providing guidance to agents/officers in satellite offices pertaining to security and protection sources information which at times required armed security guards, wire communication or two-way radio, security lighting, security cameras, motion detectors as well as cash containers.
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 07/1983 to Bethune Cookman University - Daytona Beach, FL,

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School Attended

  • Bethune Cookman University

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  • Personnel Security Specialist
  • Special Investigator
  • Criminal Investigator


  • Bachelor of Science

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