Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

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Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

Postby anon001 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:58 pm

Does anyone know how far back the federal government tests for drug use (specifically marijuana)? I know some forms of testing can go back several years. Just wondering if they're testing for current use or extended history.

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Re: Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:45 pm

7 years for DOJ/AUSA. Post-bar drug use is generally considered a deal-breaker.

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Re: Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

Postby nixy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 pm

I don’t think there are tests that can go back years? The longest you can test for according to google is about 90 days.

In any case, the feds ask about use in the last 7 years, and urine test.

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Re: Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:37 pm

nixy wrote:I don’t think there are tests that can go back years? The longest you can test for according to google is about 90 days.

In any case, the feds ask about use in the last 7 years, and urine test.


Oh, I didn't realize the OP was actually asking about physical testing.

OP: If you've been using drugs recently enough to be worried about failing a urine test, I'd strongly advise against applying for any federal positions/internships.

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Re: Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

Postby anon001 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:29 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
nixy wrote:I don’t think there are tests that can go back years? The longest you can test for according to google is about 90 days.

In any case, the feds ask about use in the last 7 years, and urine test.


Oh, I didn't realize the OP was actually asking about physical testing.

OP: If you've been using drugs recently enough to be worried about failing a urine test, I'd strongly advise against applying for any federal positions/internships.


Nope, no concerns about physical testing at all. More concerned about the 7-year question. Is smoking pot like 4 years prior to an interview disqualifying?

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Re: Drug Testing for DOJ Honors, Bristow, etc.

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:40 am

anon001 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
nixy wrote:I don’t think there are tests that can go back years? The longest you can test for according to google is about 90 days.

In any case, the feds ask about use in the last 7 years, and urine test.


Oh, I didn't realize the OP was actually asking about physical testing.

OP: If you've been using drugs recently enough to be worried about failing a urine test, I'd strongly advise against applying for any federal positions/internships.


Nope, no concerns about physical testing at all. More concerned about the 7-year question. Is smoking pot like 4 years prior to an interview disqualifying?


It really depends. If "smoking pot" means one time at a party, and "four years ago" means college, that's less likely to be an issue. If "smoking pot" means routine use, and "four years ago" means while you were working a full-time job, that could be a problem.



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