Security Clearance Information

boggy

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N90 New York Tracon
Is it around DC? Idk maybe it’s different now.
My understanding has been enroute and tracon only facilities require secret security clearances due to the fact that for presidential and high ranking state ops, secret service cannot be present at each facilty. Up/downs there is a security detail physically present. Or at least that's what I was told when I got hired on. Then again may have changed in recent years.
 

7four11

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My understanding has been enroute and tracon only facilities require secret security clearances due to the fact that for presidential and high ranking state ops, secret service cannot be present at each facilty. Up/downs there is a security detail physically present. Or at least that's what I was told when I got hired on. Then again may have changed in recent years.
A year ago I had to renew my SF-85P, second time filling one out…first time was my pre-employment almost 10 years ago. One of the questions on the renewal was “What level security clearance do you hold?” Needing clarification I called the POC listed…she told me “technically you don’t have a security clearance in the Public Trust Position you hold.”

I’ve never worked at a Center (I’ve worked at an up/down, tower only, and now a TRACON) but rumor was they hold a security clearance…I’ve also heard of OS and Support Specialist needing security clearance before performing their new job duties.
 

catewise

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Applied for this most recent experience bid and am keeping my fingers crossed for a TOL. I've been told the security process can be lengthy so I've been reading through this thread to try to get some stuff together beforehand, and I have a question.

I'm in the process of getting divorced and remarrying next year - long story, lengthy divorce, it's a whole thing, blah blah blah - and am wondering about the marital status section. If I complete the form before everything is finalized should I just fill everything out as is and roll with it? I don't want to put filling it out off until I am remarried to get my spouse on there but I would hate for that to be the reason I'm held up.
 

darthmoses

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Applied for this most recent experience bid and am keeping my fingers crossed for a TOL. I've been told the security process can be lengthy so I've been reading through this thread to try to get some stuff together beforehand, and I have a question.

I'm in the process of getting divorced and remarrying next year - long story, lengthy divorce, it's a whole thing, blah blah blah - and am wondering about the marital status section. If I complete the form before everything is finalized should I just fill everything out as is and roll with it? I don't want to put filling it out off until I am remarried to get my spouse on there but I would hate for that to be the reason I'm held up.
When you fill out the security stuff on e-Qip, you should answer the question with whatever your marital status is at the time. There’s a comment section where you can explain your situation.
 

Termine

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I dated a guy from Australia
Might be just me, but when I date someone I'm usually "bound by affection and common interests" to them.

People have foreign-born spouses and get through the security process just fine. Put it down, you should be okay. As long as you didn't pass him any state secrets.
 

Gubachy

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You will be okay, I have extensive travel out of the country, including living abroad and am also married to a non-US citizen. Be prepared to put in legwork as your security questionnaire will require you to list all the dates you have ever been out of the country (in the last 7 or 10 years.) You will also most likely be singled out for a zoom video call with a special agent who will have you send copies of every passport page of every passport you have ever owned. Be prepared to answer questions concerning anyone who you have contact with on more than an acquaintance level that is not living in the US, such as their current occupation and level of involvement with foreign government. Also be prepared to list any foreign assets you have ever owned including any foreign bank accounts you have ever had access to and may have forgotten about from years back. My video interview was about 2.5 hours. Just start gathering all your info from travel outside the US now to get ahead of the ball. They aren't looking to disqualify you for life outside the US; you will just be looked at more closely.
How long until you got cleared from the time of your zoom interview?
 
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