Hi, I’m fairly new to DoD work. Some backstory: I had an interim secret clearance for a few months from late 2016 into early 2017, and returned to DoD work in late 2017, but in a non-clearance job, assuming another interim was just around the corner. It wasn’t, and for reasons I still don’t understand. But the full secret process got underway, and is now with the DoD in the review/adjudication stage. Recently, by way of my US Senator’s office, I learned there was information missing in JPAS which put my application on hold, and after bringing this to my employer’s attention, quit several weeks later when they showed no interest in righting the mistake (among 4 or 5 other reasons).
My question is this: when browsing jobs on this site, most seem to list “active secret” or better as a requirement, Should I take this completely literally? If so, then I will apparently need to take my job search elsewhere… Thanks.