Okay so I have a somewhat unique question I think. In 2012, I was deemed not suitable for a DOD job that required TS/SCI clearance. Now, I want to apply to a DHS job that requires only public trust. Vastly different types of jobs. I do not know if it is moderate or high risk - is there any way to find out?
Second, is my previous application/rejection available to DHS for review?
Third, the SF-85P says to answer yes if you’ve had your background investigated and/or received a security clearance. I assume I have to answer “yes” because my background was investigated?
Fourth, does DHS (more specifically Customs and Border Protection) have any straight dings (e.g. DEA with drug use)?
I would appreciate any information in response to these questions. My main thrust is, does my finding of unsuitability from 2012 in the DOD hurt me with DHS? Based on the question phrasing I assume I have to report it - thoughts? And does DHS/Customs and Border have any strict rejection categories? Note that this is not a field position, but a professional position.