Investigation Careers

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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 investment in the growth of its employees is important to you, then endless career opportunities await with the SCIS Investigations Program.

Background Investigator Positions – Currently Hiring:

  • Field Investigator
  • Experienced Field Investigator
  • Independent Contract Investigator
  • Retention Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Billing Analyst

Independent Contractor Openings

Independent Contractors (IC) partner with SCIS conducting background investigations on an as-needed basis and no hours are guaranteed. To be considered for IC positions, candidates must have at least 12 months’ experience conducting background investigations on behalf of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB)/Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), currently work on the DCSA contract or left employment on the NBIB/DCSA contract within the last 12 months, and successfully completed a background investigator training course. Work is available across the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico and Guam.


If qualified for and interested in an IC position, please e-mail your resume to

Field Investigator

The Field Investigator (FI) directly supports national security and suitability investigations, focusing on performing background investigations on behalf of government clients. Investigators conduct interviews, perform research, retrieve records, 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 these reports for quality review and completeness. Field Investigators engage in dialogue on a regular basis with managers and representatives at contractor facilities, various U.S. Government organizations, and law enforcement agencies, to develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships. Casework is performed throughout the FI’s geographic area of responsibility with travel to various places of employment, residence, and education, as well as law enforcement agencies, government facilities, and medical/mental health providers. Travel to other geographic locations (by car, plane, or other methods) may also be required as needed.

Experienced Field Investigator

To qualify as an Experienced Field Investigator, you must have conducted background investigations on behalf of a federal agency for a minimum of one (1) year within the past five (5) years. Those who have successfully completed a background investigators training course and are trained in compliance with the National Training Standards are preferred.

Retention Specialist

The Retention Specialist provides oversight of all case materials being returned to the retention office. The Retention Specialist will view case notes for the Field and Review staff, ensure compliance with the receipt and reconciliation of materials, and properly destroy materials in accordance to the contract along with SCIS’ internal requirements. Assistance will also be provided by the Retention Specialist during all Customer inspections.

Human Resources Specialist

The Human Resources Specialist performs a variety of human resources administration functions, including but not limited to assisting with new associate orientation, administering benefits, entering associate information into the automated resource system, maintaining personnel files, providing counseling, and maintaining EEO/AA records.

Billing Analyst

The Billing Analyst completes an assortment of payroll and billing functions, including but not limited to inputting billing, payroll, and contract data into the automated resource system, verifying and transmitting billing and payroll data, resolving payroll and billing problems, processing accounts payable, contacting past-due accounts for collection, verifying related data and transactions, and extracting information from the Case Management System for upload into company accounting systems.

Other Positions

Click on the apply now link to find other positions related to the SCIS Investigations Program.