How can I attain Security clearance status? And what sort of different security clearances are there?

I am actually searching for a new job. And I came across a couple of requirements that say they need candidates with security clearance!!! How am I supposed to get it?? Or what should I do or whom should I go and contact?? The Mayor, govt or the police??Where should I start it from?Please also give some links where I can find more info. I appreciate your time and get ready to get 10 more points.

Asked By: That's me ... - 3/12/2007
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Answered By: two2fly - 3/12/2007
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Usually, a prospective employer will do a background check for you... More
Answered By: Jack C - 3/12/2007
Usually, an employee needs to sponsor the clearance. Mainly because you need to have a NEED to apply. They don't hand out clearances because people just want them... More
Answered By: Jay - 3/12/2007
Security clearances are requirements usually of the DoD [Dept. of Defense] , CIA, and the like...and when private government contract firms enter contracts, the employees thereof who work on said contract must have a clearance... More
Answered By: sage seeker - 3/12/2007
You can get a background check done, but to actually obtain a "security clearance", I believe a current employer would actually obtain that for you as needed... More
Answered By: just_hanging_out_in_b&w - 3/12/2007
Simple. Just apply for the job and the employer will do the rest. He / she will explain it to you. It does'nt take 500 words to answer this question !
Answered By: Carl_the_Truth - 3/12/2007
This is something that they will do for you. Background checks and eligibility to view ITAR and Commerce regulated information. If you are a foreign person or a felon this may not be attainable. Sage- Plagarism is against the law....
Answered By: Flame - 3/12/2007
First of all, Security clearances go though the FBI. Normally, the company you work for will request a security clearance in your name in order for your access to thier particular security requirements... More
Answered By: PHILLIP W - 3/12/2007
Start with the Police, but you'll end up with the FBI. No worries, all they want is the truth, they don't want something in your past to blindside them
Answered By: dtwladyhawk - 3/12/2007
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