I’ve been in the clearance process for an NSA position since May 2019 and my clearance should (hopefully) be wrapping up by now after passing the polygraph mid-January… Last week I got a voicemail from my recruiter telling me the job is no longer available but other offices within the agency are interested in interviewing me. I tried contacting my recruiter several times since then and HR hasn’t answered back yet. I’m not totally sure if I’m cleared yet since it didn’t say in the voicemail, and I haven’t received any interview invites yet (it’s only been 2 weeks though). My question is, if I apply to contractors, can they take over my investigation? Just trying to find a backup plan in case NSA doesn’t work out.
Maybe. I have “heard” of it happening, normally you will not be entered into any of the clearance databases until you EOD.