Eligibility in JPAS

#1

Hi.
After a long wait my security clearance request was adjudicated a few days ago. I had filled form SF-86 and was subject to an OPM BI which concluded in June and was adjudicated in July. A potential employer verified that my JPAS eligibility was set to: Eligible for Position of Trust. I say ‘potential’ because I am no longer with the agency that sponsored my clearance request. Does ‘Eligible for Position of Trust’ mean I have Secret clearance (which is what the agency had applied for)? Is this not to be confused with Public Trust position? Please clarify. Thanks in advance.

#2

Many DHS positions use the SF-86 for positions that have sensitive public trust duties but do not require a security clearance. Unless you signed a nondisclosure agreement (SF-312) you do not have a clearance.

#3

Thanks for the clarification.