I received a tentative job offer from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the position of "Social Worker (HUD/VASH)". The job listing states the the Security Clearance is "Public Trust - Background Investigation". My question is this: How far back will they investigate my employment history?
The FEDERAL SECURITY/SUITABILITY CLEARANCE CHART says the past 5 years for the BI, but I've also seen 7 years on some of the SF forms. My employment history is solid for the past 5 1/2 years, but somewhat checkered because of a job I was fired from 6 1/2 years ago, followed by a 1 year period of being on unemployment while working part-time. Many thanks for any help!