I was granted an interim Secret Clearance about a month ago. I work for a government contractor and am thinking about moving to another job. A co-worker said I’m golden that I don’t have to wait for the investigation to complete, I can put Active Secret Clearance on my resume now. I’m a bit skeptical about that, but everyone at work (and the government) is treating me as if I have a full Secret investigation over already. It’s confusing, do I have a Clearance or a “maybe” clearance. Note: I don’t expect the investigation to turn up anything that wasn’t disclosed on the sf86. It should be fine, but I’m hesitant to say I have a clearance now on a resume.
She also said that the clearance is good for 10 years, I’ve heard/read here 24 months is a limit and I need to do it all over again.
Advice, guidance, thoughts please? Thank you in advance!