• BI
  • Chevy Chase, MD, USA
  • Contract

MSM Security Services is seeking individuals to conduct federal background investigations in support of U.S. Governemnt Agencies.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities (include, but not limited to):

  • Conduct background investigations on U.S. citizens for the purpose of determining their suitability to access sensitive or classified U.S. Government information.
  • Conduct in person interviews with the subject of the investigation, his/her neighbors, coworkers, friends, and associates.
  • Perform record searches at police agencies, courthouses, educational/financial institutions and medical/mental health facilities.
  • Report results of the investigation in a customer specified format.

TS Level Clearance/Completed SSBI Required 

  • A minimum of an undergraduate/bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;  Or,
  • Four (4) years of general experience conducting military, local, state, or federal law enforcement investigative functions within the last five (5) years; Or
  • Three (3) years of experience specifically conducting background investigations as a local, state, or federal (includes DoD) law enforcement officer within the last five (5) years; Or  
  • One (1) year of experience conducting specifically federal background investigations as a federal employee, a federal contract employee or as an independent contractor.
  • Applicants should hold an active Top Secret clearance or have a favorably adjudicated SSBI. Those applying without a Top Secret clearance will be considered based on workload of the area they reside, and must be able to pass a single scope background investigation (credit, criminal, civil, employment, mental health/medical).
  • U.S. citizenship. 
  • Due to the nature of this position, valid driver's license and transportation are required. 
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills, and have the ability to deal with various types of individuals. Intermediate typing and computer skills.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


Available Locations:

Contract Investigator positions are available nationwide and affiliation will be determined by the volume of work in a specific geographic area.

*Background Investigators are self-employed and not employees of MSM. Contractors do not receive benefits. They are responsible for their own taxes (MSM provides a 1099) and are compensated on an engagement-completed basis. They perform work on an as needed basis and no hours are guaranteed.

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