Hello everyone - I am new here but have been viewing topics for a few days, trying to figure out the answers to my questions. Some posts are close but none seem exactly on point, so I figured I would post…
I have been offered a conditional job with a government contractor. The position requires a public trust clearance, which appears to be moderate risk. I am processing out of Philadelphia.
Shortly after the CJO was extended and I accepted, a point of contact on the gov’t side notified me that the Office of Security and Strategic Information (OSSI) would reach out to me and request that I fill out the e-qip form. Since then, nobody from OSSI has been in contact with me. To that end, I am wondering if I should make contact with my POC again to determine whether I need to take some sort of action to initiate this or if it just takes time for OSSI to reach out to me?
Second, like many other people, I am wondering how long (realistically) I can expect to wait for my PT to be cleared. Unfortunately, this is not a position where I can start with an interim clearance, so I will need to be fully cleared before beginning. The problem is (like many others on here), I am in need of full time regular employment. Therefore,I was hoping to get a bit of an updated timeline on the timeline of this type of clearance. If it helps, I am located in Philadelphia where I lived most of my life and have no “red flags” in background. I have heard as little as 6 weeks and as much as a year. Nonetheless, I am still very curious and am hoping someone could share their experience for recent PT, mod. risk timelines.
Thank you, in advance for any and all replies!