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If you are looking for a chance to join a company with a stellar reputation for making a difference in our Nation’s security, SCIS is the place for you.

The work of Federal Background Investigators is critical to our country’s national security mission. If making a difference in our Nation’s security while working for a company founded on integrity, performance excellence, and investing in the growth of its employees is important to you, SCISʼ background investigations program is for you.

Background Investigator Positions:

  • Entry-Level Field Investigator
  • Experienced Field Investigator
  • Contract Investigator
  • Field Team Leader
  • Case Review Officer
  • Case Assignment Coordinator
  • Integrity Assurance Officer
  • Field Liaison
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiter

Entry Level Field Investigator

The Field Investigator (FI) directly supports national security and suitability investigations, focusing on performing background investigations on behalf of government clients. Investigators will conduct interviews, retrieve records, conduct research and prepare reports of investigations in compliance with federal standards, all laws, and other required federal agency regulations.  Investigators type comprehensive reports summarizing facts obtained from these field source interviews and record information and submit for quality review and completeness.  Casework is performed throughout the geographic area of responsibility with travel to various places of employment, residence and education institutions. Travel to other geographic locations (by car or by plane) may also be required as needed.

Experienced Field Investigator

To qualify as an Experienced Field Investigator, you must have conducted background investigations as a Field Investigator on behalf of the Federal government for at least 12 months within the past 5 years.  Those who have successfully completed a background investigators training course and are trained in compliance with the National Training Standards are preferred.

Contract Investigator

The Contract Investigator (CI) supports the company conducting background investigations on an as-needed basis and no hours are guaranteed.  The CI must have experience conducting background investigations on behalf of the Federal government for at least 12 months within the past 5 years and successfully completed a background investigators training course to be considered. CIs should be available to work a minimum of ten hours per week when work is available, and must be willing to travel within a 50 mile radius from their city location.

Case Review Officer

The Case Review Officer (CRO) reviews reports of investigation for completeness and accuracy, and provides advice and guidance to Field Investigators regarding investigative and formatting requirements.  The CRO is responsible for the overall quality of the completed report of investigation, and works closely with the Field Investigator through completion of the case.

Field Team Leader

The Field Team Leader (FTL) directly supports national security and suitability investigations, focusing on mentoring, supervising and leading a team of Field Investigators performing background investigations on behalf of government clients.  The FTL will be responsible for conducting and completing investigative fieldwork approximately 25% of the time. The work location will normally be in the field conducting investigations and working with members of their investigator team, but may at times require reporting to a field office for meetings or training.

Case Assignment Coordinator

The Case Assignment Coordinator (CAC) is responsible for processing, managing and assigning new cases to Field Investigators in their assigned area.  Duties include, but are not limited to, assigning leads in the government client’s system, coordinating the workload with personnel, and maintaining reports for leads/cases.

Integrity Assurance Officer

The Integrity Assurance Officer support the overall quality assurance function of the program; that is, he or she is responsible to conducting follow-up interviews and inquiries, planning and executing internal audits, and maintaining policies and procedures in compliance with business and customer controls.

Field Liaison

The Field Liaison is responsible for understanding customer coverage requirements and internal business policies. He or she will be available as an additional resource to answer questions from Field Investigators related to protocol, coverage, and procedures. The Field Liaison is an integral member of the field, training, and quality teams.

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