Security Background Investigator (Hybrid)
Jersey City, NJ - United States

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Job Summary:

The Security Background Investigator, assigned to a specific client, supports the Global Security Investigation Division by coordinating and tracking all third-party background checks. The position will maintain key relationships with staffing to provide responsive and timely background screening processing. This position will have a hybrid work schedule (remote/client location) from Jersey City, NJ.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Coordination, tracking, and status reporting of background checks to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  3. Establish a working relationship with the background check vendor and Global Security team.
  4. Provide a high level of customer service and partnership with third parties and Customer internal groups/personnel.
  5. Work autonomously to resolve issues and reduce unnecessary delays.
  6. Assist third parties as needed through the background check process and answering questions.
  7. Serve as subject matter expert with third-party background check procedures and policy requirements.
  8. Conduct detective work in relation to ensuring compliance among the business units and third-party management teams associated with onboarding vendors and vendor employees.
  9. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Associate's degree in intelligence, investigations, political science, law enforcement, statistical analysis, or related field and two years of experience working in Personnel Management, Investigations, Security, or a related field are preferred. Pinkerton is an inclusive employer who seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


  • Experience conducting/completing Security background checks and investigations.
  • Able to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision.
  • Attentive to details and accuracy.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to analyze complex situations and recommend solutions.
  • Serve as an effective team member.
  • Strong customer service and results orientation.
  • Able to analyze, prioritize, and carry out multiple assignments concurrently.
  • Able to appropriately manage sensitive information.
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Travel, as required.

Salary & Benefits Information:
Rate of pay: $65000 / year.

Benefit options include employer-paid life and AD&D, voluntary life and AD&D, medical, (HSA) Health Savings Account, (FSA) Flexible Savings Account, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(K), paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays) and several employee assistance-related programs. This information provides a brief benefit overview. Upon the acceptance of an employment offer, the new employee will receive comprehensive plan details based on specific eligibility rules.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer to all applicants and positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.

*Current employees include Pinkerton and all Securitas divisions.