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Personnel Security Specialist 

Clearance: Top Secret (TS) | Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI )

Location: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


The Personnel Security Specialist will perform personnel security tasks for all JTF personnel and visitors including monitoring security clearances, preparing requests to initiate investigations, maintaining security clearance rosters, and processing incident reports.


  • Prepare, maintain, and disseminate JTF GTMO Personnel Security Policy.

  • Prepare and submit a JTF GTMO Personnel Security SOP.

  • Maintain a current Master Personnel and Security Clearance Roster.

  • Coordinate with representatives to ensure Security Clearance Requirements Management.

  • Coordinate with representatives to provide Security Clearance Requirements for Computer Access.

  • Establish and maintain current Individual Personnel Security Files.

  • Update Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)|Defense Information for Security (DISS) Security Clearance Databases.

  • Request Background Investigations from the Command Security Manager.

  • Maintain schedule for SCI briefings.

  • Provide SCI briefings, badging, and debriefings.

  • Perform actions in ACCS related to contractor SCI.

  • Validate clearance information for System Authorization Access Requests (SAARs).

  • Perform JPAS actions such as in and out processing, indoctrinations, debriefings, RRUs, incident and adverse action reports, and suspension of access.

  • Assist with Transfer in Status (TIS) requests.

  • Process Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) information requests.

  • Process adjudication actions such as Statement of Reasons (SOR).

  • Submit reports to respective CAF using DISS.

  • Update the Master Security Clearance Roster.

  • Process incoming and outgoing visit certifications.

  • Maintain hard-copy and electronic personnel files.

  • Assist in resolving security clearance issues in JPAS.

  • Maintain the Master Classified Contracts List and contract files.


  • Must possess a current Top Secret (TS) clearance based upon a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) adjudicated within the past three (5) years, and shall also be determined eligible for access to Special Compartmented Information (SCI) by the Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) or other designated adjudication authority prior to arrival onsite.

  • Must have an Associate Degree in any field.

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of personnel security experience.

  • Must have working knowledge of DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) directives, regulations, and procedures governing the Personnel Security Program.

  • Must have knowledge of DoD personnel security, SCI programs concepts and principles and of DoD investigative agencies techniques and procedures.

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of individuals.

  • Must use a high degree of tact and diplomacy.

  • Must have general knowledge of Physical, Information, Industrial, and SCIF Management Programs and how they relate to the Personnel Security Program.

  • Must have good problem-solving skills, be highly organized, and have the ability to work independently.

  • Must have experience with DISS.

  • Experience with DISS and Lenel OnGuard badge system preferred.

  • Must possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, Access.

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