Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I have an offer for a DOJ branch for my 1L summer job. I have to fill out the SF-85 application form, which asks about drug use in the past year.
However, I also have to fill out an "illegal drug use questionnaire", which asks if I am now using OR have ever used any illegal substance. It asks for the first and last time I used drugs, which drugs they were, how often I used them, whether I had treatment for drug use, etc.
It's pretty intimidating that it's just a separate form solely about illegal drug use. Outside of 1 year in the past, does it seem like this means an automatic DQ if I, say, smoked weed once or twice in the beginning of undergrad (~4-5 years ago)?
Can' t speak for DOJ attorney policy, but I know for a fact that their LEOs are allowed youthful experimentation, that includes DEA and FBI. You can draw your own inferences.
Can anyone else speak to this? I'd just like to have a clue ASAP, so I can start looking for another summer job if need be..
Be honest. You won't get dinged for a security clearance for having smoked a little grass. There is a certain time frame where it is auto-DQ (within the past year, I believe) but as long as you've been clean for that long, past use is not going to hurt you.
DO NOT LIE. Lying about any minor detail for any reason is an auto-DQ.