Looking for some advice or general thoughts about my situation
I’m in my late 20s, recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer and moving through the process for obtaining medium risk public trust position with Department of Education. I submitted my SF 85P and was as honest as I could be, but had a few concerns about how I answered things.
Since my early 20s, I’ve used drugs: once or twice a month during sophomore year, then once a month junior/senior year; after graduating, used even less maybe once every two or three months. During Peace Corps, I did use it and disclosed it as once every few months, with my most recent usage being about 5 months ago just before I returned. I never bought/sold it, just used it in social situations/parties. I have realized those were poor decisions and mentioned I’ve stopped spending time with those people, especially those in college, and have not put myself in those situations. I also said I will not be using in the future and am willing to sign such a statement. Should I also mention a willingness to undergo drug testing?
I’m also concerned about a job I had about 3 years ago while traveling and working in New Zealand. I did not keep in contact with them or my coworkers, and do not have much information besides the address. There were no issues with my time with them just never spent much time with them outside of work and didn’t become friends with them, and it’s been so long that I lost my contact information with them. I told them this but I’m worried this will reflect poorly on me.
Are my chances basically gone because of these problems?