Investigations Careers

If You Are Looking For A Chance To Join A Company With A Stellar Reputation For Making A Difference In Our Nation’s Security, Paragon Is The Place For You.

The work of federal background investigators is critical to our country’s national security mission. If making a difference in our nation’s security while working for a company founded on integrity, performance excellence, and investment in the growth of its employees is important to you, then endless career opportunities await with the Paragon Investigations Sector.


Our employees have diverse profiles: veterans, retired police officers, trained armed guards, professionals, and experienced managers. Their backgrounds and strength of character are carefully vetted so when you join, you know that you have been selected and are among the best. We foster a culture of superior performance based on continuous improvement, reward and recognition programs, and advancement opportunities for our employees. We support and challenge each other to be our best, and our employees wouldn’t want it any other way.

Paragon Investigations Current Openings:

  • Field Investigator
  • Experienced Field Investigator
  • Independent Contract Investigator
  • Asset Specialist
  • Billing Analyst
  • Personnel Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Service Desk Manager
  • IT Service Desk Analysts

Independent Contractor Openings

Independent Contractors (IC) partner with Paragon Investigations conducting background investigations on an as-needed basis and no hours are guaranteed. To be considered for IC positions, candidates must have at least 12 months’ experience conducting background investigations on behalf of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB)/Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), and either currently work on the DCSA contract or have left employment on the NBIB/DCSA contract within the last 12 months, and successfully completed a background investigator training course. Work is available across the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico and Guam.


If qualified for and interested in an IC position, please e-mail your resume to


For those positions based in our Herndon, Virginia headquarters location please go to the Search Jobs page and search by location VA – Herndon.

Field Investigator

The Field Investigator (FI) directly supports national security and suitability investigations, focusing on performing background investigations on behalf of government clients. Investigators conduct interviews, perform research, retrieve records, and prepare reports of investigations in compliance with federal standards, all laws, and other required federal agency regulations. Investigators type comprehensive reports summarizing facts obtained from these field source interviews and record information and submit these reports for quality review and completeness. Field Investigators engage in dialogue on a regular basis with managers and representatives at contractor facilities, various U.S. Government organizations, and law enforcement agencies, to develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.  Casework is performed throughout the FI’s geographic area of responsibility with travel to various places of employment, residence, and education, as well as law enforcement agencies, government facilities, and medical/mental health providers. Travel to other geographic locations (by car, plane, or other methods) may also be required as needed.

Experienced Field Investigator

To qualify as an Experienced Field Investigator, you must have conducted background investigations on behalf of a federal agency for a minimum of one (1) year within the past five (5) years. Those who have successfully completed a background investigators training course and are trained in compliance with the National Training Standards are preferred.

Asset Specialist

The Asset Manager assists the Business Operations Manager in all aspects of the administrative, financial, capital and operations of the assigned portfolio.

Billing Analyst

The Billing Analyst completes an assortment of payroll and billing functions, including but not limited to inputting billing, payroll, and contract data into the automated resource system, verifying and transmitting billing and payroll data, resolving payroll and billing problems, processing accounts payable, contacting past-due accounts for collection, verifying related data and transactions, and extracting information from the Case Management System for upload into company accounting systems.

Personnel Security Specialist

The Personnel Security Specialist assists the AFSO in a wide array of security related functions. This position will initiate employees’ personnel security clearance processing utilizing the Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing (e-QIP); submission of fingerprints and escorting of visitors. In addition, the Personnel Security Specialist will assist in preparation for security audits and end-of-day procedures, be responsible for the reception area, mail receipt and delivery and other ancillary duties and projects expected in a professional office environment. This role may also work closely and communicate with other departments and the customer(s) as needed. This position requires the ability to maintain an excellent level of customer service and be able to effectively prioritize and multi-task.

System Administrator

The Systems Administrator is responsible for the support of Windows server applications, systems and network environments as well as helping to maintain workstation level Windows based images and VM environment. This is a mid-level position that requires the candidate to participate in both system and network administration in support of OPM. Candidates must have a strong technical background and an interest in further developing both systems and network administration skills. General expectation for this candidate is that they will work closely under the direction of PM and be given an opportunity to further develop their technical skills. As their skills progress, job responsibilities will increase. Microsoft server and VMware experience would be strongly desirable as well as experience working in a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) environment.


Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Management information systems, or closely related field and three years of experience in a micro-computer network environment; or 5+ years experience as a Windows System Administrator or any combination of relevant education and experience.

Service Desk Manager

The Service Desk Manager establishes an effective, proactive, and repeatable service delivery process that improves the end user’s IT experience. The Service Desk Manager will lead, guide, and support the Service Center. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the IT Help Desk Analysts. The Service Desk Manager will ensure all operational processes and procedures are accurate, clearly documented, maintained, and followed. This role will interact with IT vendors, external suppliers, and other contractual partners to ensure procurement on a timely basis. The Service Desk Manager provides daily supervision and direction to the Service Center team.

IT Service Desk Analyst

The Help Desk Analyst provides customer support, service, and technical support through analysis and problem resolving to enable installation, maintenance, education, implementation, and documentation of a variety of software and hardware technologies using remote communication or through phone to the client or the end user.

Other Positions

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