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RSO Investigative Assistant (Russian Linguist) - Immediate Interviews!

Company: PAE Incorporated
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



RSO Investigative Assistant (Russian Linguist)


PAE is seeking skilled RSO Investigative Assistant candidates to support the US embassy in Moscow, Russia. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the RSO in conducting personnel security investigations. Duties of the incumbent include but are not limited to:

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing the Embassy's Foreign National Investigation program. Conducts in-depth personnel interviews in Russian with prospective Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
  • Conduct LES clearance interviews and reviews data from other agencies and recommends if follow-up interviews or additional investigation is needed
  • Schedule internal and external records checks. Collects and independently corroborates applicant background information
  • Assist RSO with unannounced visitor screening and manages unsolicited mail database, identifying any threats to the mission and its personnel
  • Provide in-depth defensive counterintelligence briefings for new LES; including interviews and briefing candidates on RSO reporting requirements
  • Serve as a liaison between RSO and U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Agencies having protective responsibilities and with local Russian authorities in support of official U.S. protective operations (DSS and USSS, etc.).
  • Maintain and update foreign national contractor and LES security files and database for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok. Support annual briefing and certifications for Consulates. Travel to Consulates as necessary. Creates security badges as needed for personnel.
  • Assist RSO with Emergency Action Planning, and serves on RSO Emergency security teams i.e., evacuations, intruders, and nuclear/chemical/biological response teams.
  • Assist embassy personnel with all access related issues, to include the management of Domestic Employees on the compound. Serves as the principle liaison to non-English speaking Embassy contractors, including liaison with AECA members and AECA contract companies. Conducts required checks for both AECA affiliates and AECP parents.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to type or keyboard at least 40 WPM and be familiar with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Must have at least two years of general office experience and prefer candidate with experience interviewing.
  • A BA or BS degree may be substituted for work experience requirement
  • Russian language test by Foreign Service Institute (FSI) will be required. 3/3 level test results in Russian is required.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. government top-secret security clearance.



PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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