Hi, everyone… New here but everyone seems really on-point, so thanks for that.
I have been working for the same USG contractor (same USG agency) since 2015, to include multiple deployments overseas. Recently, it was discovered that a bunch (like 20+) of us had never had our Public Trust clearances (I understand it is not a clearance, per se) done, and have only gone through the basic background check through Sterling (the vendor our company uses). So, I completed everything the same day on e-QIP, submitted my OF306, and my SF85P Supplement Form, and got them all the documents they requested.
My employment history is stellar, never been fired, no disciplinary actions, multiple public awards and commendations. I have been a Fire-EMS officer for 19 years and have been through a myriad of background checks for all the local/state agencies I have worked for. My concern is the following (would it DQ me from a Moderate Risk Public Trust?):
-2010 arrest because I would not re-kindle things with an ex-girlfriend, so she made up some very serious claims against me. All charges were dropped immediately following arraignment after I was able to refute all the accusations and prove my whereabouts at the times in question and showed proof of her incessant attempts to contact me; she was actually charged with filing false reports, perjury, etc.
-2011 arrest because I was working on some electronics in my shop that were brought to me for repair/reprogramming by a customer, who had himself stolen them. Was charged with possessing stolen items and a few other things that are only crimes if you have certain things on you “during the commission of another crime”. All charges were again dropped when the customer admitted that I knew nothing about where the items had come from. I had to go in front of a review board for both of these incidents to keep my State certifications and was absolved of any wrongdoing and was never stopped from practicing/working in any capacity.
-$4,000 in student loans I am attempting to get forgiven through the “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” program
-$8,000 in Federal income tax that I am working on paying back with the IRS and an attorney through the “Offer In Compromise” program. These back-taxes stemmed from some (now admittedly) terrible advice I received from a financial planner/advisor.
-I am a dual-citizen of the United States and United Kingdom (holding passports for both - never traveled on my UK one) through my parents being born there.
There were no questions on any of the forms that pertained to the 2010 and 2011 arrests since there were no convictions and all of the questions were about convictions or arrests “within the past 7 years”, but obviously it will appear on my tenprint through the FBI (I just got my FBI one done for my newest certification), but I was open and honest about the student loan and tax stuff. Thoughts? Thank you all for your time and for what you do.