I was hired to a govt contractor to work at NOAA and was told that to retain employment I would need to obtain a Public Trust. I was hired and began working prior to receiving the clearance. About 6 weeks into working, I was sent for finger printing. A few days later I was approached that my finger prints returned findings and would require additional investigation and had to leave the contract until completed. A little while later I was sent a request to enter an E-QIP and haven’t heard much of anything else since then.
I have excellent credit, no debt other than my house, 1 car, and a couple of low limit credit cards (no missed payments). I have a couple things in collections but they are really old and probably about ready to drop off.
However, about 12 years ago I was in an incident where a guy jumped on the hood of my car and the people around thought I hit him. I ended up being arrested and charged with a felony assault. That charge was ultimately dismissed a few days later. About a year later I was indicted on a misdemeanor assault stemming from that same incident. I went to court and was found not guilty and that was the end of it. I didn’t have any criminal history before or after that.
That is literally the only thing I can think of that would require additional investigation but it was 11/12 years ago and I’ve had no police interactions since then at all.
What is the likelihood that is what they are investigating and does it seem like that would prevent me from obtaining the Public Trust?