Hope everyone is staying safe and sane indoors. I have received a conditional offer from the Secret Service in a non-uniformed (analyst) role, for which I need a Top Secret clearance.
I used marijuana frequently in high school and college but stopped in January 2016 and moved cities for a graduate degree. Before 2016, I also experimented (1-2 times) with other illegal drugs: LSD, mushrooms, and cocaine. Bottom line, no drug use whatsoever after January 2016.
I am getting mixed signals on whether I am even eligible for employment under current USSS drug policies. My security clearance paperwork does not mention drug use as automatically making me ineligible for USSS employment; however, forms on the USSS website indicate that cocaine and LSD usage mean I am ineligible. To add on to that, the FAQ on the USSS website mentions nothing about hard drugs in the list of issues that affect eligibility. I have called the security division a few times to ask about the policy, but they have not answered (possibly because of COVID-19 or the long weekend).
I would appreciate any appropriate insight from investigators or federal employees familiar with these policies. If I stand no chance in getting cleared through this agency, I would rather save them the money and time and withdraw my acceptance, as unfortunate as that would be. Thank you very much for reading!