Background Investigator (FT Employee) – Houston, TX

Published
May 6, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
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Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.Peraton is seeking to fill a critical role for a full-time background investigator for our Risk Decision Group (RDG) at the Houston, TX office. Applicants must reside within 25 miles from the city center of Houston.To apply for consideration, you must meet the following:Must reside within the stated mileage requirementRelocation assistance is not available for this position. If you are outside of the mileage requirement listed, a cover letter must contain details on relocationCandidates with experience conducting DCSA/NBIB or other federal background investigations preferred; if there are no applicants with DCSA/NBIB experience, candidates with 4 years of general work experience or a bachelor's degree may be consideredActive 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 recordsU.S. citizenshipAbility to interact with a variety of individuals professionally and effectivelyAbility to work in a fast-paced changing environment with limited supervisionExcellent organizational, scheduling and prioritization skillsMaintain high level of confidentiality, ethics, and integrityProficient writing and communication skillsIntermediate typing (40+ WPM recommended) and computer skillsA valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required. May use public transportation if available and practical. Driving is an essential function of the job and Motor Vehicle Records may be checked as part of the hiring process or at any time during employment. Candidates with poor driving history will not be consideredRequired to carry sufficient motor vehicle insurance, specifics of which may change from time to timeIn 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 informationThe 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 needInvestigators 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 facilitiesInvestigators 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 providedInvestigators 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 needRequired:U.S. citizenshipA valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required. May use public transportation if available and practical. Driving is an essential function of the job and Motor Vehicle Records may be checked as part of the hiring process or at any time during employmentRequired to carry sufficient motor vehicle insurance, specifics of which may change from time to timeMust be able to lift and move up to 10 poundsMust 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 accuracyPerform 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 persons, cooperatively and productivelyPreferred:Ability to interact with a variety of individuals and personalities professionally and effectively Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment with limited supervisionExcellent organizational, scheduling and prioritization skillsMaintain high level of confidentiality ethics and integrityProficient writing and communication skillsIntermediate typing (40+ WPM recommended) and computer skillsWe are hiring nationwide - please visit this job for more information, and if you are interested, please apply here: Experienced DCSA- Full time investigator positions

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