Security Clearance Jobs Forum discussing cleared job opportunities in defense, SF86/eQIP help, and clearance reform.
Jul
28
Marko Hakamaa
Listing Employment Terminations on Investigative Forms
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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So you got the job and are filling out the required investigative paperwork which may include an SF-85P for public trust positions or an SF-86 for national security positions. Additionally, there is an OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) that has to be submitted. You get to the section on the forms that asks “During the last 5 years have you been fired from a job for any reason, did you quit after being told you would be fired, or did you leave a job by mutual agreement due to specific problems”? You think back to that job last year where you walked out the door after an argument with the supervisor and never returned to work there. You tell yourself, I quit that job on my own volition, therefore I do not have to list this.

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Jul
21
Marko Hakamaa
When a Favorable Security Clearance Determination is Overturned
Getting/Updating a Clearance
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In a not so frequent ruling by the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals, the board overturned a favorable security clearance eligibility decision by the judge that had heard the initial appeal. The main issues in this particular case fall under Guideline E (Personal Conduct), Guideline G (Alcohol Consumption), Guideline J (Criminal Conduct), and Guideline H (Drug Involvement).

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Jul
15
Marko Hakamaa
Illegally Recording Private Conversations
Cleared News, Security-Cleared Career Advice
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Lately I have ran across numerous situations involving the illegal recording of private conversations and thought I would highlight the legalities and pitfalls involved. With the mass availability of devices (cell phones, mini-recorders, laptops, watches, i-pads) that can surreptitiously record telephone and face to face conversations there is now an increased temptation by many individuals to do so. However, without researching the legalities of such actions, this could result in being criminally prosecuted for a felony offense or having a civil lawsuit filed against you. It would behoove you to be familiar with Federal and state wiretapping laws before engaging in any such activity.

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