I am beginning the process of obtaining a clearance with a DoD contractor, their employment offer is contingent on receiving a clearance. Here are my questions.
- I want to stay at my current employer until the process is complete (don’t want to be unemployed for however long it takes) but I assume my direct supervisor will be contacted and know I am pursing anther opportunity. How have others handled this process? Any tips on how to run this by a current employer without them showing you the door?
- I applied for a position with the CIA about two months ago. I thought I remember reading on their website that an application to the CIA begins a clearance process? Or is it just a background check? I don’t want the CIA application to interfere with my current clearance process.
- In 2016 I owned a small business that had a $4,000 line of credit with an auto parts store. My former mechanic charged approximately $3,300 to the line without my knowledge. I was contacted by a collections agency in Dec 2016 and settled for an $1,800 payment to close out the account/collection. However, being it was in a business name, it never showed up on my credit report or any financial history. I recently refinanced my home and it also never appeared on the credit report/files. Could that collections account, even though it is formally closed (with paperwork from the agency) and was in a business name, negatively affect me?