I recently accepted an S&O Consultant position with BAH. My employment is contingent upon obtaining a Secret Security Clearance. I am recent college grad, good credit, little foreign travel and no foreign contacts. Never been arrested, etc etc. Zero red flags on my SF86. I was extremely detailed with every section and do not believe I left anything out. So I hope the investigator can complete it ASAP.
I submitted my SF86 via e-QIP last week, sent in my authorization forms and fingerprinted. That should be everything. However, my assigned BAH Security Case Manager is unresponsive at best. She does not return phone calls or reply to emails. I was informed that the Security Specialists are notorious for losing or misfiling documents for clearances.
I have a couple of questions. Being a recent grad, I am not currently employed and will more than likely need to find a part-time job until my clearance is acquired.
Since I cannot reach my Case Manager, what are the next steps to the investigation?
I have heard that a Secret Clearance investigation takes as little as 4 weeks to greater than 6 months. How long did yours take? Were you contacted by an investigator for additional questions?
If this takes greater than 6 weeks to complete, I will need to find a part-time job. How do I go about informing my investigator of additional employment?