Interim clearance, old felony


#1

Long time reader, first post

I am currently going thru the process of getting a final offer on a Navy civilian job. Filled out the OF 306, was completely open on the SF 86, and submitted the fingerprint card.

I have a felony conviction for computer fraud from ten years ago, five years probation, no jail. Turned my life around, completed probation, went back to college and got a degree. FOS asked me to get a copy of my criminal dispensation for the packet to OPM.

The job description on USAJOBS did not mention a specific clearance necessary so I am figuring the SF 86 was mainly for suitability. I figure suitability will not be an issue from all I have read. Anybody got odds on whether or not an interim clearance will be approved if it is needed by my potential position?

Fingers crossed.


#2

If you applied for an IT position then it is an ADP I or II position which means you do not need a clearance, but have access to sensitive information systems. That is why you had to fill out the SF-86. Anything that happened 10 years ago with nothing since then is mitigated by time and rehabilitation by completing probation terms and having a successful work history since then. Nothing to worry about.


#3

FYI

Tentative offer was rescinded due to "failure to meet the pre-employment requirements of the position"

Really confused considering the USAJOBs job posting stated that "Security Clearance : Not Applicable"


#4

It sounds like the position required eligibility for assignment to a sensitive position and/or access to classified information, which if that was the case then IAW the Bond Amendment, anyone convicted of a felony cannot be granted a clearance without a waiver.


#5

Wrong. The Bond Amendment only applies if one was sentenced to imprisonment for over a year AND was incarcerated for over a year. Being dishonorably discharged also requires a waiver but my military service resulted in an honorable discharge.


#6

You are correct about the year of incarceration, so regarding your situation I would try and get as much information as possible from your contact to determine exactly why you did not meet pre-qualifications. For specific positions like, e.g. IT there may be additional standards that they used.