I have a slew of questions a security clearance form that I will be submitting this year. I would be willing to pay someone who has expertise in this area to help guide me through it. Does anyone know of any former investigators who now have a private practice providing advice in this domain? The alternative would seem to be to hire an attorney, but I don’t imagine that many attorneys would know as much about the process itself.
@willam-henderson I’ll ally oop it to you. This man has a lot of knowledge in these areas and may be able to help from a law standpoint.
You can do a search for attorneys who specialize in clearance work. If you live in an area with a lot cleared jobs, you can find somebody local. Most will give you a free consult to allow you to decide if you need help. The referral given above is an excellent on as well.
Don’t discount the wisdom of the gang here! There is a lot of experience on both the applicant side and the investigative/adjudicative side here. Read through the posts and look for others who have had the same issues that you think you will have and don’t be afraid to post questions.
Everybody is hear to help!
The other piece of advice that I would give you is to relax. You don’t say why you are concerned. If it’s not that you think there something specific that will present a problem, if you are just worried about the process itself, it’s simply not that bad.
It just takes time . . .
I agree with @EdFarmerIII that you just need to take a step back and relax at this point. It seems like an awful lot of info they want, and it is. Just make sure that you provide accurate information and read the questions carefully, especially to distinguish the “In the LAST FIVE YEAR have you…” questions from the “HAVE YOU EVER…” questions.
Hopefully the agency or company that is sponsoring you has not given you some insane deadline on when you have to finish, because taking the time to fill out the form properly could end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.
Filling the form out poorly WILL DEFINITELY slow things down!