ManTech Personnel Security Specialist (PERSEC) in El Segundo, California

Become an integral part of a diverse team that leads the world in the Mission, Cyber, and Intelligence Solutions group. At ManTech International Corporation, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Personnel Security Specialist (PERSEC) to join our team in Los Angeles, CA area to provide unparalleled support to our customer and to begin an exciting and rewarding career within ManTech.

The Personnel Security Specialist s primary function is to handle personnel security functions in support of the customer s facility and organization. The position will provide “day-to-day PERSEC services for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities, but are not limited to:

•Maintain various daily logs for a variety of administrative functions associated with PERSEC.

•Maintain an extensive customer database point of contact listing.

•Perform data entry to the Joint Access Database Environment and maintain all customer sponsored billets and quota information.

•Assist in maintaining personnel security files for all personnel of the supported element.

•Build and Maintain tracking spreadsheets/databases for customer PERSEC activities.

•Follow and enforce the customer s Standard Operating Procedures.

•Provide support for the security awareness and education programs.

•Perform miscellaneous administrative support functions as directed by the contractor site lead and/or the Government Security Representative.

•Review, track, and monitor security clearance processing activities with appropriate government personnel to achieve appropriate clearance actions.

•Prepare, process, and/or review Program Access Request (PARs) for accuracy and access eligibility.

•Execute Special Access Program Nomination Process Questionnaires.

•Conduct Defense Central Index of Investigations (DCII), Joint Personnel Access System (JPAS), and SAPNP reviews of candidates being submitted for SAP access.

•Perform data entry and record checks in the Joint Access Database (JADE) and maintain all customer sponsored personnel access information.

•Receive and/or Transmit classified visit requests as necessary to meet customer needs.

Security Clearance Requirement:

Active/current TS/SCI with eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information. Must be willing to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph.


Position Requirements:

•Bachelor s degree or equivalent additional experience (4 years).

•At least 3-5 years related experience including 2 years relevant SCI or SAP experience.

•Minimum 1 year of SAP-related experience highly desired.

•Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate ICDs/JAFANs/DOD Manuals and other guiding policy documents/

•Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners.

•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

•Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision.


• Must complete the DoD SAPCO approved SAPNP training.

• Must complete JPAS training.

• Must complete Joint Access Database Environment (JADE) training.


Equivalent Experience/Education, Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience

11-13 years w/High School Diploma, 05-07 years w/Bachelors Degree, 02-04 years w/Masters Degree

Position Type





ManTech International Corporation is comprised of approximately 7,300 talented employees who use advanced technology to help government and industry meet some of their greatest challenges around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Nearly half our employees have a military background, and approximately 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, health, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,100 active contracts with more than 50 different government agencies.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Waretime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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