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How to filter results by security clearance

You can filter your search results by the type of security clearance the job requires. Read the Security Clearance section in each job announcement to find out the required security clearance to understand what’s required.

  1. Go to More Filters.
  2. Scroll down to Security Clearance.
  3. Select the type of security clearance you’re looking for – you can select more than one.

Your search results will update automatically as you select each filter.

Types of security clearance

Not all federal jobs require a security clearance, but there is a range based on the type of access to sensitive and National Security information. A higher security clearance level will require a more extensive background investigation. Read the job announcement carefully to determine the level of clearance required. During the application process you will receive instructions on how to provide security clearance information.

  • Not applicable
  • Public trust – Background investigation
  • Confidential
  • Secret
  • Top secret
  • Top secret/SCI
  • Q-Sensitive
  • Q-Nonsensitive
  • L-Atomic Energy
  • Other
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