If i have a security clearance, will i still be required to do a background check?
I am in the Marine Corps. I get out in 2 months. I have been offered a Federal Govt job position; however i hear that they may ask to do a background investigation. I am worried because i have a 2005 misdemeanor DUI and a 2001 shoplifting misdemeanor for stealing a music cd. I have a security clearance. The job is a administrative clerk GS9 position.
Asked By: Antonio R - 8/13/2012
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Yes. (But it's not a "background check" it's a "background investigation." They'll go through your finances, criminal history, and send out people to conduct interviews with friends, family, coworkers, employeers, landlords, etc.)
Answered By: Liv - 8/13/2012
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Yes I think so because it's part of the application process.
Answered By: Richard England - 8/13/2012
It depends on the investigation used for your security clearance. If you have an SSBI (Top Secret), it will be reciprocally accepted for practically any position in the civil service. If you have a NACLC (the usual investigation for Secret/Confidential in the military), you will need a new investigation. A NACLC does... More
Answered By: Chris A - 8/13/2012
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