OTI Security Specialist - Washington, DC (GS-13)

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives

About the organization

In support of U.S. foreign policy, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. We work in critical crises at critical times to make critical differences that help countries transition from conflict and turmoil toward peace and democracy. Our programs put comparatively small amounts of money on small targets, stressing speed, calculated risk-taking and innovation, to strengthen the resilience of our partners and beneficiaries, keeping transitional countries on a positive trajectory.


● Exercise independent judgment as a liaison between OTI and SEC to determine priorities and maintain regular communication with OTI as the primary point of contact in USAID/SEC for security clearances, revalidations and security clearance upgrades for OTI program funded staff;

● Serve as OTI’s primary contact for expediting security clearance processing to ensure the office is rapidly staffed to respond and deploy in the event of a crisis (e.g. badging, access, clearance transfers, etc.);

● Review and evaluate reports of investigation and other records to determine whether to grant, deny, revoke, or suspend security clearances consistent with National Security Adjudicative Guidelines;

● Identify the need for, and recommend Special Investigations for complex and extremely sensitive and critical national security issues requiring issue resolution to facilitate a clearance determination;

● Compose correspondence and prepare written reports highlighting potential security concerns and the related resolution;

● Provide status reports as required for OTI and/or other CPS administrative support teams;

● Plan, organize, and carry out work with diverse and competing priorities;

For a full list of duties, please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.


At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A High School diploma with a minimum of nine (9) years of work experience;


A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of least seven (7) years of work experience;


(2) At least three (3) years of experience working on personnel security;


(3) At least two (2) years of experience supporting operations for a US government federal agency.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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