Security Clearance Information

All candidates must be U.S. citizens due to government security clearance requirements.

BPMI requires that each of its employees obtain and maintain a Department of Energy security clearance. In the event that you receive a job offer from BPMI and you accept the offer, BPMI will finalize your background check, and then you must accurately complete a security clearance application, Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP). The security clearance process is thorough and it can take several months before you could be granted a security clearance.

A sample Form SF-86 can be accessed for your use in gathering relevant information to support e-QIP data entry. To access the document for printing, click here. Reminder: the sample SF-86 is NOT an alternative to processing your QNSP electronically through e-QIP.

On the QNSP, you'll be asked to provide information regarding:

  • employment history
  • residences
  • education
  • all foreign travel
  • foreign affiliations
  • any police records
  • drug use
  • financial history
You should begin collecting this information as soon as possible so that once you receive an email from BPMI’s Security Department, you can immediately begin the online clearance application.

As part of the electronic application, you will be expected to sign a Fair Credit Release form to allow access to your credit report to facilitate the financial portion of the investigation.

Please remember the following as they are the most common mistakes when completing the form:
  • When identifying former supervisors, do not say, "Same as Employer." You must identify the person’s full name, title, and contact information.
  • Do not list any P.O. Box numbers anywhere on the form. You must provide a street number and street name for all addresses.
The references listed in Section 16 must not be listed anywhere else on the form.

Additional Forms That May Be Needed

  • DOE F 5631.34 (Data Report on Spouse/Cohabitant) – This form must be completed if you moved in with a cohabitant or were married after submitting your initial QNSP but before starting your employment at BPMI.
  • Commonwealth of Australia – This must be submitted if you resided or worked in Australia for 90 days or longer. This is a release form that Australia requires before releasing any information about your time in their country.
  • Government of Canada – This must be submitted if you resided or worked in Canada for 90 days or longer. This is a release form that Canada requires before releasing any information about your time in their country.
  • Resided or worked outside the US – This must be submitted if you resided or worked outside the US for 90 days or longer. This is for informational purposes relating to your background investigation.
  • Security Acknowledgement – This form must be completed if you did not previously sign it during fingerprinting.

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