Converting from Contrator to Govie

I currently work for a major federal contractor. A federal agency has recently extended me a direct hire job offer with a start date for several months from now. If I were to accept their offer, do you know if I am legally (or ethically) required to quit my federal contracting job right away, or would it be OK to wait until much closer to the start date? My contracting assignment is not with this federal agency.

Second, given the federal role requires a clearance transfer, do you think the contractor would know if I accept a job that begins months from now?

When I “converted,” my CJO specifically told me to not give notice at my current position until I received my FJO. I worked as a contractor right up until I transitioned to “govie.”

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