Background Investigator IV

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Background Investigator
Remote, Based in Virginia
Remote, Based in New York

REQ#: RQ105850

Travel Required: 50-75%
Requisition Type: Regular


We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on motivated CASUAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATORS joining our Personnel Vetting and Security team to support a large federal background investigations (BI) program located in Falls Church, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a CASUAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR, you will support a large national background investigations (BI) program that provides investigative products and services to departments and agencies of the federal government. Focused on our Nation’s security, BIs are required to determine an individual’s suitability for employment with the federal government, eligibility for access to classified information, assignment to or retention in positions with sensitive duties, or other designated duties requiring such investigations. The investigations often involve personal and intimate details of an individual’s life and must be processed and conducted with tact and discretion. Information collected by the investigator as part of the BI is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Review completed background interview documentation checking for inconsistencies, errors, omissions, falsifications and minimum requirements to ensure accuracy and completion before beginning initial candidate interview
  • Conduct background investigations by interviewing employers, co-workers, neighbors, law enforcement officials, military personnel, members of the candidate’s family and personal references
  • Prepare detailed and complete interview statements for each person being interviewed in order to allow a reviewer to draw reasonable and logical conclusions about the prospective candidates
  • Prepare documentation for inclusion into a results of investigation package organizing all investigative material in accordance with established procedures
  • Prepares detailed summary of adverse information based upon objective analysis and evaluation of candidate’s background, and interviewee statements, as measured against requirement standards as set forth by the FIS
  • Please note that as a Casual employee, you are not allowed to work at another vendor conducting any background investigative activities. In addition, on average Casual employee work hours could fluctuate from 0 – 30 hours per week.


  • Simultaneously consider numerous facts, perceive patters and relationships, develop theories about past occurrences based on numerous small bits of information or evidence, compare and interpret information, recognize and examine discrepancies, and draw logical conclusions
  • Manage time sufficient to prioritize and combine investigations when practicable to ensure timely completion to include handle several cases at one time
  • Communicate and deal tactfully, persuasively, and effectively with coworkers, supervisors, management and the public
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills required to discuss matters which are of a sensitive and sometime inflammatory nature with candidates, supervisors and management


  • Must reside in California, New York, New Jersey or Virginia (Required)
  • Must have already completed an approved NTS Background Investigator course (Required)
  • Minimum 5 years of background investigation experience at the state or federal level with an Associate’s Degree (Required)
  • Active Secret clearance (Required)


  • Flex work week, remote, part-time position
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.