US Defense Security Service

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    I have been working at US Defense Security Service full-time (more than 3 years)


    Relatively stable, no relocation agreement, great opportunities to network with industry, good work-life balance, good pay


    Very uncommunicative leadership, sometimes poor performing colleagues, mundane job, slow opportunities for advancement

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    Facilitate better communication about changes, initiatives, and guidance between different branches and internal organizations.

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US Defense Security Service Interviews

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    Program Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Defense Security Service in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I Applied online and was emailed about interviewing around 1 month later. It was an in-person interview and there were three people interviewing me. They asked me to explain what. I believed the position entailed and what the agency's mission was. Besides that, They almost exclusively asked hypothetical scenario questions. The three rotated asking questions and the hypotheticals each asked were very similar. While it was posted as an entry-level job, I got the impression they already had a candidate to hire and were just going through the motions required for government hiring.

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    • They also asked about 5-6 specific scenario questions regarding how I would respond in different hypotheticals. The hypotheticals were fairly detailed and technical. I felt like I needed a notepad to jot things down while they were asking the questions.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1972
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Do you have Double Top Secret Security Clearance? If so, you've likely been investigated by the Defense Security Service (DSS). A Department of Defense agency, the DSS provides the military services, Defense agencies, 23 federal agencies and approximately 12,000 cleared contractor facilities with security support services. Other DSS employees are National Industrial Security Program (NISP) representatives who manage classified contractor facilities. The DSS, established in 1972 as the Defense Investigative Service, employs more than 700 personnel and has an annual budget... More

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