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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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What You Need to Know About Security Clearance

A background check is required for all federal jobs. It is completed after a conditional job offer has been made to evaluate the person’s reliability, trustworthiness, conduct, and character. The agency will inform you of all forms that need to be completed.
The full security clearance process begins after the job offer is made for positions related to national security.
It may be possible to work for the agency in a non-sensitive position while you wait for the security clearance. While all jobs require a background check, not all actually require a full security clearance.
Honesty is the best policy. A basic background check includes a review of law enforcement records and verification of education, ...

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