Every tech training school will tell you about all of the openings. I would even welcome the opportunity to work for a consulting company that works for the federal government, but of course they require security clearance. I am more than qualified for most of the government jobs on the major job sites, but the major requirement or the most important requirement is to have security clearance. My education does not seem to matter. (Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics, graduate student in Information Technology Management, MCT, MCSE, MCDBA) How do you obtain this clearance and more importantly how do I get a federal government IT job?
While I don't have a security clearance I do know that you have to fill out a DD Form 1879 and Form 86. If anyone out there has an in-depth knowledge of the security clearance process, please send us the information and I will make sure it gets posted.
This was first published in October 2003