DHS Background Investigator (FT Employee) - College Park, MD

Agency Clearance


College Park

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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


We are currently seeking to fill a critical role for a full-time DHS Credentialed Background Investigator in the area of College Park, MD.


The Background Investigator will be responsible for:


  • Conducting background investigations for the purpose of determining employment suitability of persons who require access to sensitive or classified U.S. Government information
  • Scheduling meeting times with Subject, Sources, and Record providers
  • Conducting face-to-face interviews with the subject of investigation and their neighbors, employers, friends, and family 
  • Performing record searches at police agencies, courthouses, educational and financial institutions, and medical/mental health facilities
  • Reporting all obtained information in a clear and concise report on an issued government computer system

Required Qualifications:


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Current Tier 5 SSBI favorably adjudicated clearance
  • At minimum, a High School diploma
  • Direct field investigations experience conducting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) background investigations to include completion of Investigator training in compliance with the National Training Standards
  • 3 years of general experience (i.e., military, local, state or federal law enforcement or investigative functions) or 1 year of specialized Federal Background Investigative experience
  • A valid driver's license and a personal vehicle.  Driving is an essential function of the job and Motor Vehicle Records may be checked as part of the hiring process or at any time during employment. Candidates with poor driving history will not be considered.
  • Required to carry sufficient motor vehicle insurance, specifics of which will be provided


Additional Qualifications:


  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals and personalities professionally and effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment with limited supervision
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling and prioritization skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate typing (40+ WPM recommended) and computer skills
  • Must be able to write for long periods of time, meet expectations for attendance and punctuality, able to pay attention to details able to concentrate; interact professionally with other persons, cooperatively and productively
  • Must be able to speak for extended periods of time and hear sufficiently to communicate in person and over the phone; record, read and transcribe words and numbers with a high degree of accuracy
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrated metrics in quality, timeliness and production
  • Travel required locally and outside of primary work area. Local travel consists of approximately 15-20% of work week.
  • Temporary Duty Assignments opportunities several times per year ranging from 14 – 30 days
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 10 pounds


Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to professional development resources, we are there to support you all the way.

Target Salary Range

SCA / Union / Intern
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range



An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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