Page 1 of 1

Benefits of Security Clearance

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 am
by sportsaholic763
Hey everyone,

I have a US Gov security clearance, renewable every 5 years, all that jazz, from working in a gov agency in an internship. I plan on starting lawl school this August, and I am wondering if people know whether just having this clearance (and a govt internship) on the resume improves your chances at securing a legal job, either in government or at a firm (maybe a firm that does contracting, govt advising, etc.) to any extent.

Anything anyone knows would be awesome. I want to know whether it will matter at all, I guess. I'll be going to a T-30 school, btw.

Re: Benefits of Security Clearance

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:55 pm
by sportsaholic763
No one has an idea?

Re: Benefits of Security Clearance

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:53 pm
by TheThriller
having a security clearance doesn't make you cool, bro.

Re: Benefits of Security Clearance

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:08 pm
by paul554
Is it Top Secret (probably not since they are usually renewed every 3 years) and who is it through? DOD, CIA, FBI and so forth do not "share" security clearances. You have to do a new one from scratch for each one but your E-QUIP stays the same for easier updating and they have the option of waiving parts of it or the whole thing (this is rare). The only real benefit is if your applying for the specific agency that you have it through and if it is TS. If it is anything less then TS or is interim, then you have ZERO advantage from it and even if it is TS it really isn't going to be a deal breaker or anything, it just shows that you can pass the thing again and might require a little less work on their part.

Re: Benefits of Security Clearance

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:08 pm
by bjsesq
sportsaholic763 wrote:Hey everyone,

I have a US Gov security clearance, renewable every 5 years, all that jazz, from working in a gov agency in an internship. I plan on starting lawl school this August, and I am wondering if people know whether just having this clearance (and a govt internship) on the resume improves your chances at securing a legal job, either in government or at a firm (maybe a firm that does contracting, govt advising, etc.) to any extent.

Anything anyone knows would be awesome. I want to know whether it will matter at all, I guess. I'll be going to a T-30 school, btw.


It doesn't do anything.

Re: Benefits of Security Clearance

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:09 pm
by sportsaholic763
TheThriller wrote:having a security clearance doesn't make you cool, bro.


LOL ok sure man

paul554 wrote:Is it Top Secret (probably not since they are usually renewed every 3 years) and who is it through? DOD, CIA, FBI and so forth do not "share" security clearances. You have to do a new one from scratch for each one but your E-QUIP stays the same for easier updating and they have the option of waiving parts of it or the whole thing (this is rare). The only real benefit is if your applying for the specific agency that you have it through and if it is TS. If it is anything less then TS or is interim, then you have ZERO advantage from it and even if it is TS it really isn't going to be a deal breaker or anything, it just shows that you can pass the thing again and might require a little less work on their part.


Thanks