I got a job at one company, which I’ll call Company 1, that required a Top Secret Clearance. I assumed this would take a long time, so I went to get another job at Company 2 that only required Public Trust. I had landed a job at the University of Maryland College Park a couple years ago, which required a Public Trust, and I didn’t even need to fill out an e-QIP, so I thought it would be the same for Company 2.
I have already filled out an e-QIP for Company 1 and submitted it, and I believe the form was called an SF86. I submitted for their review. I have just recently received an e-mail saying I needed to fix several things, which required me to refill out the entire form. The other caveat mentioned in the email that due to information I filled out in Section 26 (Financial) and Section 27 (IT use). They expressed doubt in my ability to receive the full clearance, but said that the choice was ultimately mine to make if I wanted to proceed with the investigation since the investigators look at things on a case by case basis. Therefore, the e-QIP has not been officially submitted for Company 1.
It seems that I will need to fill out another e-QIP form for Company 2 (someone please correct me if I’m wrong.) for a Public Trust.
My Questions are the following:
Is it even possible to obtain a Public Trust clearance while an investigation is going on for a Top Secret Clearance?
Will the investigation for Company 2 review my e-QIP for Company 1 even though it has not been officially submitted?
Will I need to fill out an e-QIP for Company 2 despite the fact Public Trust does not require a SF86 form?
Since Company 1 doubted my ability to obtain full TS clearance, will this have any affect on my ability to obtain a Public Trust?