Background Investigator - 3694

Metro Systems is looking for Background Investigators to support a Top Government Integrator based out of Chantilly, VA. 



  • Under the close direction of a Supervisory Investigator, you will conduct comprehensive interviews with employers, associates, references and other knowledgeable individuals
  • Review appropriate records to obtain the facts needed to establish the background, reputation, character, suitability or qualifications of the subject under investigation.
  • Explore the most significant or promising leads, notes all pertinent facts and records and, under supervisory guidance, enlarges, extends, cancels, or discontinues investigations, consistent with policies, procedures and instructions contained in the Investigator's Handbook.
  • Records and organizes information obtained and prepares grammatically correct and factual reports according to established format.



  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate with individuals by telephone, email, and face to face
  • Strong customer service and teamwork skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in using the internet
  • U.S. Citizenship (a requirement for a federal security clearance)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable U.S. Government security clearance
  • Sense of mission in support of national security
  • Ability to pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test
  • Complete a pre-selection process and a four-week New Reviewer Training course, which includes three weeks in Chantilly, VA
  • Impeccable work ethic, integrity, and can-do attitude
  • Excellent time management and administrative skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or, favorable military service, or equivalent work-related experience
  • Ability to receive a favorable adjudication on a T-5 case



MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.