Department:OperationsLocation:Washington, DC, USA
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Employment Type:Full-Time

Mid Atlantic Professionals, Inc. (dba SSI) is an 8(m) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), providing cleared professionals and solutions since 2002 for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DOS), Special Operations (SOF), Intelligence Community (IC), Law Enforcement, Healthcare Community, and other government agencies. As a prime contractor, we manage and staff large-scale and complex contracts in over 45 states, 5 continents, and 22 countries throughout 80 government installations. We have been awarded over 400 contract and task order award wins over the past 18 years and made the 2013-2017 Inc. 500/5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Core services we provide include, but are not limited to, Intelligence & Language, Security and Facilities, Training and Exercise Support, Program Management, Administrative and Professional, Healthcare Support, and Information Technology.

SSI recognizes that our employees are our most valuable assets, and we will recruit and search for the brightest and most talented individuals available. As with our customers, we are dedicated to providing our employees with a valuable and rewarding experience and continued growth. SSI is looking for motivated, skilled, and qualified personnel to join our family. We provide highly competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information at

This position will be stationed in Baghdad, Iraq and requires active Top Secret clearance.

Position Summary

The Vetting Specialist position supports the Linguist / Vetting Support Services Contract and performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks under SSI In-Country Management.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Conduct screening with use of organizational reference documents, in accordance with RSO Baghdad Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and with appropriate Government oversight and must adhere to the standards and procedures set out by RSO Baghdad.
  • Coordinate with and work in conjunction with base level force protection and strategic force protection operations.
  • Review the data collected and cross-reference intelligence collection priorities and plans, to ensure proper identification and categorization with screening SOPs and plan when necessary.
  • Take photographs and use other biometric collection systems as applicable, to gather additional identifying data on interviewed person for screening report.
  • Conduct other intelligence supporting activities related to intelligence support operations, with appropriate Government supervision and oversight.
  • Support vetting program designed to clear both Host Country Nationals (HCNs) and Third Country Nationals (TCNs) for access to Chief of Mission facilities or recommend their denial of access.
  • Provide support in conducting polygraph examinations as required per RSO Baghdad SOPs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Participates in special department projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • United States citizen
  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • High School diploma
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in one of the following military service categories or their civilian equivalent: 35L/M, 351L/M, 180A, 18F, 35E (Strategic Debriefer or an individual with a similar skill set)
  • Must have experience with vetting, vetting tasks, and/or investigative questioning techniques and knowledgeable of SIPRNET search engines and database retrieval tools such as QueryTree and M3
  • Computer literacy, MS Office, Time Management and Payroll Systems
  • Express excellent customer support manners and attitude
  • Must be in good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long-lasting, that would impair performance of duties
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups from various levels and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree not required but preferred
  • Knowledge of host country culture, traditions, and customs is highly desirable
  • Experience working in a high-threat environment and experience with U.S. Department of State security operations are strongly preferred

Analytical/Interpersonal Skills

  • Problem solving - the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal Skills - the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication - the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Written Communication - the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and can read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing - the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control - the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability - the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security - the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Professional appearance and manner.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.

Physical Demands & work environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required standing, bending, lifting, walking, sitting, and turning; should be able to talk and hear; ability to sit in meetings for long periods of time; ability to lift approximately 15-20 lbs.; ability to work effectively using program management and other tools on a personal computer for long periods of time.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

SSI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that treats all employees and applicants equally without discrimination because of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate. SSI complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the EEO is the LAW poster. You can view SSI's EEO Policy. SSI does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees. We comply with all laws and regulations set forth in the Pay Transparency poster.

As a federal government contractor, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, SSI is required to develop annual Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). Any employees or applicants who wish to review the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities can contact us at (301) 540-8864. If you are a disabled individual or disabled Veteran and require a reasonable accommodation in applying for any posted position, please contact us at or call (301) 540-8864.

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