Metronome Security Analyst Assistant (Developmental) (S) in Chantilly, Virginia

Security Analyst Assistant (Developmental) (S)

  • Chantilly, VA

  • Full-time

Company Description

We provide our federal customers with an exciting variety of IT and Intelligence services. In order to achieve our company growth goals, continually surpass our customer’s expectations and provide new opportunity for our employees, Metronome must attract the most professional and qualified employees.Metronome believes in a strong company culture rooted in its core values and belief in our overall mission. We believe in supporting one another, exceeding our customer’s expectations, executing with passion and celebrating all successes. We work hard and encourage one another to have fun doing it.Metronome is looking for individuals who also believe in these core set of values, those who yearn to support our nation’s vital projects and those who desire to work for a fast growing small business that appreciates each employee's contributions and trusts them to make decisions while representing Metronome…those who Keep Projects Pulsing.

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

Metronome is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for employment, to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunity (EEO). Metronome shall provide reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless Metronome can demonstrate that a particular accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations. Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation may make a request.

Job Description

The Security Analyst Assistant, under government direction, provides adjudicative support services, to assist in meeting the mission requirements of customers, throughout the Sponsor's organization. Contractor services may be required, on an as needed basis, in any component of the Sponsor. For positions at this level, the Contractor shall provide individuals with developmental knowledge of Federal-level adjudicative processes.

The Candidate will work on groups of cases, within one or more of the Clearance Division components. Each case will vary in the total tasks, time and effort required, to provide well-reasoned formal written document for the government to make a final adjudication decision. The work environment entails standard office duties and responsibilities. The position is sedentary in nature. All work is performed in the Northern Virginia area. TDYs are very rare and when they occur, they are domestic trips lasting a few days at the most.


  • Reviews case files to determine what additional security processing, if any, needs to be performed

  • Creates written products documenting case processing, such as Memoranda for the Record and e-mails

  • Advises the Sponsor of the need for additional security processing, to render adjudicative decisions and schedule or conduct additional processing at the direction of the Sponsor

  • Reviews the results of all security processing, to glean necessary facts and data relevant to the final recommendation

  • Interviews subjects in person, by telephone, or through written correspondence, to elicit clarifying information after the consultation and approval of the Sponsor

  • Discusses with the Senior Case Manager (SCM), Expert Adjudicators, Adjudications Board members, Polygraph Examiners, Background Investigators, Case Processing Personnel, Managers, Office of Medical Services, Customers, and others, as needed, to resolve information discrepancies or gaps

  • Analyzes information and indicates a nexus between the behavior of the subject and the ICD 704 issues sufficient to support a final recommendation

  • Provides a final written recommendation, in sufficient detail to permit the Sponsor to make an informed, independent decision to grant, disapprove or revoke a security clearance or approval

  • Maintains each security file, by purging duplicate copies of SF86s, unofficial notes, page flags and other extraneous materials, prior to forwarding the file to the SCM

  • Formalizes information contained on handwritten notes, in a Memorandum for the Record and includes them in security files if the information is pertinent to the adjudication, prior to removal of the handwritten note. This may require that the adjudicator accurately upload official documents into electronic file records

  • Makes oral presentations to SCMs, Program Mangers, Adjudication Boards, and/or other Senior Agency officials as required

  • Administers notifications to the customer

  • Identifies and recommends code of conduct issues for the Sponsor to address

  • Inputs closing information in the Office of Security (OS) database or other tracking software/applications as needed and/or performs other follow-up actions, resulting from the disposition of the case

  • Protects all information and data, acquired during the preparation of the analysis from unauthorized release, employing the "need to know" principle and returning all adjudicative notes to the Sponsor

  • Returns to the contractor's point of contact, cases that may give rise to an actual or potential conflict of interest, organizational or otherwise

  • Responds in a timely manner, to inquiries from the Sponsor, on the status of pending cases or any other information pertaining to adjudicative support tasks

  • Manages case load effectively, to meet the productivity standards set by the Sponsor

  • Meets the adjudicative quality standards established by the Sponsor

  • Attends meetings required for all adjudicative personnel and mandatory training courses, required by the Sponsor for individuals with staff-like access

  • Works under close supervision


  • Government clearance required

  • Must possess a High school diploma or GED. A college degree in a related area of study will be considered equivalent to six months of general experience. Formal specialized training in a relevant security discipline may be substituted on the basis of one month of training for one month of experience; however, such substituted training experience shall not exceed three months

  • Must possess a minimum of 1 year of adjudicative experience at the federal level

  • Must possess demonstrated analytical ability and the ability to handle a large, complex workload

  • Must demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and the ability to discreetly handle sensitive, personal and classified case information

  • Must have excellent writing skills, with the ability to comprehend and synthesize complex and multi-source data into succinct and supportable final reports

  • Must possess strong organizational skills and good judgment

  • Ability to operate various corporate and customer specific automated systems, for case tracking and status reporting

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the federal rules and regulations that encompass the clearance process

  • Demonstrated ability to produce analytical documents that require minimal editing, using software tools (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge of and ability to use standard office equipment (e.g. computers, facsimile machines, printers, scanners, reproduction machines, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple-task assignments to meet deadlines

  • Ability and skill to elicit information during an interview, with minimal direction and work effectively with a variety of individuals

  • Ability to adapt to changing work requirements

  • Ability to provide on-the-job training to colleagues

Additional Information

Core Values

Passion - We believe. We execute with all we have.Improving - We surpass our best efforts.Teammates - We respect and support one another.Mission - We align with our customers’ objectives.Celebrate Success - We reward all achievements.