Background Investigator

Full Time
Washington, DC
$15 - $75 an hour
Posted 29 days ago
Job description

Powder River Industries is seeking to fill a critical role for a full-time background investigator in Washington D.C.. Applicants must reside within 15 miles from the city center of Washington D.C..

In this role the investigator will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting background investigations for the purpose of determining employment suitability of persons who require access to sensitive or classified U.S. Government information
  • The predominant casework is in support of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). Casework for other contracts will be assigned based on investigator performance and business need
  • Investigators will conduct face-to-face interviews with the subject and their neighbors, employers, friends, and family
  • Investigators will also perform record searches at police agencies, courthouses, educational and financial institutions, and medical/mental health facilities
  • Investigators report all obtained information in a clear and concise report on an issued government computer system.
  • Approved expenses during casework such as tolls, parking, etc., will be reimbursed, and a computer is provided
  • Investigators work from their own homes with remote supervision and are paid hourly
  • Employee Investigators must be willing to regularly work within a 50-mile radius from their home, with travel to greater distances on same-day travel based on company need

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals professionally and effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment with limited supervision
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling and prioritization skills
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality, ethics, and integrity
  • Proficient writing and communication skills
  • Strong typing and computer skills
  • Candidates with experience conducting DCSA/NBIB or other federal background investigations
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.
  • Required to carry sufficient motor vehicle insurance, specifics of which may change from time to time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 10 pounds
  • Must be able to speak for extended periods of time and hear sufficiently to communicate in person and over the phone; record, read and transcribe words and numbers with a high degree of accuracy
  • Perform in a manner that prevents errors and omissions, maintain visual ability including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and to adjust focus sufficiently to complete computer work
  • Must be able to write for long periods of time, meet expectations for attendance and punctuality, able to pay attention to details, able to concentrate; interact professionally with other people, cooperatively and productively
  • Travel required locally and outside of primary work area
  • Local travel consists of approximately 15-20% of the work week
  • Temporary Duty Assignments opportunities several times per year ranging from 14 – 30 days
  • Secret/SCI w/ Poly Clearance, or ability to obtain one.

Preferred:

  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals and personalities professionally and effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment with limited supervision
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling and prioritization skills
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality ethics and integrity
  • Proficient writing and communication skills
  • Active federal security clearance with an SSBI is preferred; otherwise, candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable decision on a DCSA investigation, to include 10+ years of history comprising items such as residence, education, employment, financial, medical, and personal records

Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $75.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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