I am new to the forum, I appreciate any words of advice and your time with my situation. I recently became a US citizen and decided to apply to the Federal government for a position that is very similar to what I did before. I worked for the Canadian government and was granted access to many sensitive systems including two American systems. I was not working in the military, or law enforcement for the Canadian government. The position I accepted in the US is the same except that I would be assessing US law (which I have experience in) and accessing more US databases.
I have never had any issues with security violations or abuse of IT systems. Never taken drugs, never abused alcohol. My position in Canada had a strict no drug or alcohol abuse policy. All my references and people I know are Canadian. There are a few who are American which I listed. All my work experience is Canadian. My education is Canadian.
I voted in Canadian elections prior to becoming a lawful US permanent resident. Since moving to the US, I receive no benefits from Canada bc I do not live there. I own no land or bank accounts. All taxes paid up to date. Credit is good. Since moving to the US, I registered to vote once I became a citizen. Abided by all laws.
I no longer work for the Canadian government (2 yrs). I voluntarily resigned to relocate with my family. I have official paper work to support this. I stated all my foreign travel and my passport. All this was indicated on my SF86. I have known my references for more than 7 yrs and we keep in touch regularly.
My prospective employer was made aware of my background. We discussed it during my interview.
I was not surprised when my interim clearance was denied. (Sept. 2019). The position requires me to obtain a Secret clearance. Is this even possible in my situation?
Always thank you in advance,