Proof of citizenship will be required upon award. Please be advised, if family members are not U.S. citizens, some agencies may be unable to process the participant for the appropriate security clearance. Every effort will be made to assign eligible students to DoD organizations without such restrictions but alternative placement is not guaranteed. Failure to obtain and maintain a security clearance is grounds for dismissal from the SMART Program. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application.
Applicants will be subject to an employment suitability determination. Suitability is defined as identifiable character traits and conduct sufficient to determine whether an individual is likely or not likely to be able to carry out the duties of a Federal job with appropriate integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
For Additional detailed information and guidance please consultant the Office of Personnel Management Website: http://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations
For Frequently Asked Questions see http://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/investigate/
Please consult the current web page from the Office of Personnel Management and a copy of the standard U.S. security clearance questionnaire (SF86) to determine your eligibility for a security clearance. ASEE does not evaluate security clearance questionnaires.
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