“We provide our employees the opportunity to work on tremendously important client projects.
If the position requires access to classified information, the position will be given an appropriate security classification.
Individuals applying to these positions must undergo a personnel security background investigation.
One of the most valuable, and perpetually underestimated, qualifications that many of us bring to the table is our active security clearances.
Today, thousands of employers are in a desperate hunt for cleared individuals to support a myriad of government agencies and programs.
THE SECURITY CLEARANCE Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed.
It must be determined that the individual’s personal and professional history indicates loyalty to the United States, strength of character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion, and sound judgment, as well as freedom from conflicting allegiances and potential for coercion, and a willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling, and protection of classified information.This strong demand has put a significant strain on the Defense Security Service ( indicated it had a backlog of more than 500,000 applicants.Unfortunately for government and civilian employers, it can take non-cleared employees between six months and two years to receive a new clearance — an unacceptable time frame for many organizations that have significant contracts to deliver in the near term.A critical step in the background investigation is the face-to-face interview the individual will have with a DS investigator.This interview usually occurs within a few weeks of an individual submitting a complete security clearance package.An active clearance is a commodity that must be actively maintained and managed.