Several months ago I accepted a conditional job offer with the FBI for a position requiring a TS/SCI clearance. A few days ago the FBI informed me that my case had been favorably adjudicated and I was approved for hire; however, they were not able to offer me a seat in a future training class, so they’re not offering me a job at this time.
If I apply for other positions requiring a security clearance, will employers care that I’ve already gone through the process and been favorably adjudicated? Or will I effectively be starting from scratch? It seems ridiculous that I might have to go through a new SF86, polygraph, and months of waiting, but I recognize that might be how things work.
Also, I’m surprised the Bureau would commit the resources to put me through a background investigation without being sure they could offer me a job at the end of it. Is this standard practice?
Thanks for your help.