AECOM Security Specialist in McLean, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, McLean

Job Summary

ACEOM is seeking a Security Specialist to provide direct support to the Security Supervisor. Must work within established procedures and standards for the Security Branch. Confidentially is the top responsibility.

As the Security Specialist, the individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform pre-hire screening of applicants and able to make adjudicative-like determinations on clearance eligibility

  • Execute security briefings and training for all new employees

  • Process and review security clearance paperwork for initial investigations and periodic reinvestigations

  • Maintain personnel security files and database, Access Commander, that assists in preparing reports to the Customer

  • Administer Security Program in accordance with NISPOM procedures

  • Schedule customer briefings, investigation interviews and polygraphs.

  • Create Company ID and access badges and administer access control system.

  • Investigate Security violations/infractions.

Minimum Requirements


  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions

  • Ability to write correspondence

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

  • High school diploma required

  • Two years work experience performing security inspections, security investigations and security program review and security administration in large, complex organizations with a workforce of 300 or more

  • Must be a U. S. Citizen and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience processing personnel security investigation packets, and maintaining files.

  • Knowledge of handling classified materials in a sensitive working environment

  • Ability to interview potential candidates to determine eligibility for program requirements

  • Bachelor Degree is preferred

  • Current Top Secret clearance is highly desired

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Security / Force Protection

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196334BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.