Background Investigator DHS - independent contractor

Company Name:
KeyPoint Government Solutions
KeyPoint Government Solutions is currently seeking Department of Homeland Security (DHS) independent contractor investigators in South Carolina. Independent Contractors are self-employed with a varying workload. They conduct background investigations in support of national security, focusing on casework for Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Due to work availability, independent contractors must reside within 50 miles of the city of Greenville, SC. Candidates not within the mileage range must include a cover letter listing the timeframe for relocation and confirming that they will be relocating at their own expense.
Engagements include conducting background investigations to provide the government with information for the purpose of determining the employment suitability of persons who require access to sensitive or classified U.S. Government information. Independent contractors will conduct face-to-face interviews with the subject and his/her neighbors, employers, friends, and family, as well as perform record searches at police agencies, courthouses, educational institutions, financial institutions, and medical/mental health facilities. Information obtained will be reported in a clear and concise report.
What is an independent contractor?
Independent contractors work from their own home office. This position is ideal for candidates who have other commitments and are only seeking supplementary or limited income by operating their own business. Most investigative tasks are completed during business hours, Monday-Friday. However, weekend availability is necessary due to subject and source availability. Report writing (typing) and some computer tasks may be completed at other times that best meet the independent contractor's schedule. Investigative tasks have specific government due dates and generally must be completed within 2-3 weeks.
Independent contractors:
Are not employees of KeyPoint, are not benefit-eligible, are not paid by the hour and are not bound to any schedule.
Must have established their own business and will be asked to provide evidence of insurance and marketing materials. In some local areas, these additional documents may be applicable: fictitious name statement filing, articles of incorporation, city or county business license, professional license and business bank account information.
Must provide a W-9, will receive a 1099 and are obligated by law to file their own business taxes
Will be compensated on an engagement-completed basis giving the contractor the ability, through efficiency, to maximize profit
Must maintain appropriate types and levels of insurance coverage including auto insurance and liability insurance
Will be able to completely control their work schedule by accepting or rejecting offered work
Will have complete flexibility to perform similar or other services for third parties (including all competitors)
Will be responsible for correcting their own task assignment mistakes without any compensation for the time such corrections take
Minimum requirements:
Candidate experience must meet _at least one_ of the following three:
Current/active CBP credential (Must be as a Contract Background Investigator) preferred
Minimum of 3 years of BACKGROUND investigation experience with a local/state/federal agency within the past 5 years (Does not include time spent in non-background investigation roles such as criminal investigations or private investigator experience)
Current/active OPM credential with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree
Active federal security clearance ( SSBI or TS) is preferred; applicants without a clearance must be prepared to wait 9-12 months for a clearance and must be able to pass a federal clearance background investigation
U.S. citizenship (required for security clearance)
Due to fieldwork requirements, a valid driver''s license and reliable transportation with proof of current auto insurance are required
Candidate should also have:
Intermediate typing (20+ WPM) and computer skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively manage time and work independently
Ability to professionally and effectively interact with a variety of individuals
About KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc.:
KeyPoint Government Solutions is an investigative and risk-mitigation services company that delivers advisory, monitoring, compliance and other solutions across a variety of related practice areas. Our primary areas of expertise include background investigations, infrastructure safety and security, emergency management, criminal justice services, fraud investigations and program management. Led by team of highly regarded industry authorities, our workforce of almost 1,600 investigators and subject matter experts supports a wide variety of clientele including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and more. Our reputation is consistent with quality, integrity and exceeding both our clients' and employees' expectations. KeyPoint has offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Tex., and Loveland, Colo.
Location: SC - Greenville
Job Code: SCGREE-DC0414
Type: Independent Contractor

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