Independent Contract Investigator

Job Locations US
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RDG Clearance
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


Peraton is seeking Experienced and Credentialed Independent Contractors for positions located nationwide to conduct federal background investigations in support of our Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) program.   

Work is based at the Subject and Source’s offices, investigator’s personal vehicle, and at the investigator’s home office.  Coverage area varies and could include some extended driving time. 

Work hours vary depending on availability of references and do not always fall within normal business hours, to include potential weekend hours. 

As an independent contractor, pay is based on work tasks and activities performed.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 1099 Contractor position which does not include benefits.  1099 Contractor position pay is based on work tasks and activities performed.

The Investigator will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Conducting in-person, one-on-one interviews with the subject and their neighbors, employers, friends, law enforcement, or medical providers to obtain factual information about the individual’s character of persons who require access to sensitive or classified U.S. Government information.
  • Working cases throughout their geographic area of responsibility and travel to various places of employment, residence, record locations, and education institutions. 
  • Producing a report of investigation that contains all pertinent facts of an individual’s background and character in accordance with Government guidelines and instructions.


  • U.S. Citizen to include naturalized U.S. Citizen
  • Maintain a business license.  Business entities must also have an EIN obtained from the IRS and a business bank account.
  • Investigator must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a favorable decision on a DCSA investigation.  This includes 10+ years of history comprising items such as residence, education, employment, financial, medical, and personal records.
  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required. May use public transportation if available and practical. Required to carry sufficient motor vehicle insurance, specifics of which may change from time to time.
  • Intermediate typing (40+ WPM recommended) and computer skills.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and exhibit professional demeanor in all situations.
  • Perform in a manner that prevents errors and omissions, maintain visual ability including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and to adjust focus sufficiently to complete computer work.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality ethics and integrity
  • Professional appearance and an ability to interact with a variety of individuals and personalities professionally and effectively.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling and prioritization skills
  • Workload based on availability of cases in geographic area.



Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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