I currently have a tentative CIV job offer from a military branch, am the spouse of a CIV fed positioned in Europe with orders, and hold an Official Passport with SOFA. On this application for Federal employment, I listed in great detail a non-violent misdemeanor I had from 14 years ago which required me to register as a sex offender for 10-15 years. I completed counseling and 3 years probation more than 10 years ago. My credit rating is 850+ and have no other legal situations since then. Before I started my last job, I called the HQ Administration staff to see if this information would affect my hiring, but nobody could say yes or no. A few weeks after I started I was put on Admin leave when the formal background check was complete and they would make a final decision within 5 days. After nearly 2 weeks with no response, I was very disappointed with the situation and submitted my resignation. I did not believe I would be fired - because in that interim the employer had asked me to sign both a Confidentiality Agreement and a Non-Compete Clause, which I did. A few days later I received a termination letter in the mail. SO, on the question about "have you ever quit a job in anticipation of getting fired" I answered yes but clarified with all those details. This is all public record, known by friends, family, colleagues, etc. On the SF-86 I repeated all of this, plus anything that could be a gray area - like having British friends who might be considered "foreign contacts" etc., listed both the Official and my "tourist" passport numbers, my brother who is married to an EU citizen and he applied for dual citizenship, etc.
After I submitted the Declaration for Federal Employment, I did get PSIP and Onboarding docs from HR, then a notice that the official OPM investigation has been initiated. Is it reasonable to believe that I may get a start date for this job and ultimately my Secret Clearance? (not factoring the hiring freeze). Thanks!