I was former active duty and received a TS/SCI clearance with SSBI a little over 4 years now. I have been utilizing my clearance at the Secret level as the current position I hold is the highest classification I would need. I know that my clearance does not expire until the end of this year.
Recently I have been in the market and was contacted about an opportunity requiring TS/SCI. As things progressed and it looked like I was solid and I qualifed for the position, my clearance was verified through JPAS and the employer said I only came back with Secret and my TS/SCI is not available because of a technicality requiring something up to 24 months I was not aware of and they did not explain very well to me.
I did a little more investigation and contacted my current FSO who verified that I do have an active TS/SCI in JPAS but only utilize Secret right now.
My question is, why would both FSO’s see two different results about my clearance? As I stand now I’m unaware if I have a TS/SCI or Secret and this has frozen me from actively searching opportunities. Is there any cause for this confusion based on how I’m searched in JPAS or is there something in writing and details I’m missing?