I recently interviewed for a DOT position that requires a DOE “Q” Non-Sensitive clearance. The interview went well and I am expecting an offer. However, a year ago, my request to re-up my secret clearance with another agency was denied. The denial was a surprise and was due to guideline I. I’m currently in the process of trying to mitigate the factors that led to the denial. Should I have any hope at all of aquiring a DOE “Q” clearance? Is getting an attorney to assist worth the money? Please let me know. Thank you!