I was offered a position with a private defense contractor working on a contract with the Agency (specifying for a reason.) I was unsuccessful crossing my clearance, so we were submitting for a new one and finally my polygraph has been scheduled after being delayed due to COVID.
Problem: I’m not sure I want the position anymore because the schedule is insane and I’ve recently gotten used to a M-F/9-5 schedule. I’m fairly confident the private contractor will understand if I back out now, but I’m not sure the Agency will.
This might be a stupid question, but does the Agency care if you end a clearance process before the polygraph? Will I be blackballed from them in the future since I’ve already submitted an SF-86 but not taken a security interview? Will it cause any issues in a future clearance process or CE down the line if I stay with my agency or pursue another position with the Agency? I know some federal agencies can be testy, but I’m not sure if the Agency is one of them.