Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Look, I don't want to upset anyone - I'm just sharing information to answer a question, which is what I thought the thread was about.Anonymous User wrote:Is Antitrust included among those specific components? It just doesn't make sense for it or Civil Rights, and a lot of other components. SF-86 is supposed to be for jobs related to national security. Even using an SF85P-S (supplemental) requires authorization from the OPM and a specific reason that the material therein is needed and relevant. And I've heard the supplemental is not very common-- like I am certain DEA uses it but am not aware of others.
You know, I looked at the forms again and I have to backtrack a bit. The checklist I have is called "Honors Program Forms Checklist," but that checklist doesn't actually specify SF-86 - it talks about what you have to fill out *in addition to completing the e-QIP process* (online form). For me, what I filled out through e-QIP was the SF-86 so I equated the two in my head. But there's a form on the checklist that you have to fill out (credit release) marked "not required if SF-86 is completed," so clearly the SF-86 isn't automatically mandatory. (However, if you do fill out the SF-86, it looks at the last 7 years.) Then Crim, EOIR, Tax, and USTP have component-specific forms to fill out, too. Sorry to mislead.
Thank you so much for the info. I think several of us ITT are more nervous about that aspect than the actual application.
I know I am. I am going back to old friends I haven't talked to in YEARS (people I'm not even FB friends with anymore) asking, "hey, do you remember if we smoked pot that summer, and, if so, how much?" I think I'm hopeless.
Edited to add: I want to make sure I disclose everything, but I am not sure how much I remember from so long ago. I also don't want to end up saying I did more than I really did. Seven years ago really is a blur just with how much life has happened in between (I'm 31 now).
Yeah. Just in case the obsessing people haven't already learned this:
- use within the last year is an absolute bar
- use during law school is problematic
- even very infrequent or one-time use while working in law enforcement, while holding a clearance, or otherwise in position of public trust seems very hard to mitigate (presumably passage of time is most important)
- they try to be pretty understanding about marijuana use in college; I don't think this extends to other drugs because those are much more likely to be disqualifying.