National Security Program
CenCore’s National Security Program is designed to allow everyone, no matter your previous work experience, an opportunity to receive a clearance and start your Intelligence Community (IC) career with CenCore. CenCore works with candidates to help them receive a Top Secret Clearance at an expedited speed, and gives them job opportunities in the field of each candidate’s choice.
The National Security Program (NSP) is broken up into three stages:
- Post Program
It is our goal to help you move through the program stages quickly so you can launch your career. We will work tirelessly to help launch your CenCore career within an industry that is otherwise impenetrable.
The Pre-Program stage is comprised of submitting applications and security paperwork to be in CenCore’s NSP, and to receive your clearance. Because the clearance process takes time, it is in your best interest to move through your part of this stage as quickly as possible.
Your clearance investigation will take approximately 7-9 months. CenCore, LLC cannot guarantee the length of the process but the vast majority of our applicants fall within this time frame. Other agencies, such as the FBI, CIA, and the DOD can get you an equivalent clearance in roughly 12-24 months. Through CenCore’s NSP, you will receive a TOP SECRET security clearance with a Full-Scope Polygraph. This clearance will be very valuable as you pursue a career within the Intelligence Community.
The process for the Pre-Program Stage is:
1. Send in your resume and NSP application
3. Take security officer exam
4. Receive and complete security paperwork
5. Physical and Drug Tests
6. Send in completed paperwork to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Don’t stress! We will help you throughout the entire process.
The Program stage is where the fun begins. This stage begins after you receive your security clearance. In this stage, you will be working on a contract in the D.C. area. You will be working in a highly-secured government facility providing access control.
As an Access Control Specialist (ACS), you will be working in security at a Top-Secret government facility against all forms of technical espionage, acts of terror, and crime against the U.S. government.
We understand this position is not your end goal.We have higher aspirations for our candidates as well. We use this contract as a way for you to receive your clearance at an expedited speed, and gain experience working on a government contract. We then use your work experience and your Bachelor’s degree to identify a job for you in the field of your choosing. Candidates who receive their security clearance through CenCore’s National Security Program are committed to working a full-time man-year with CenCore (2080 hours). It is anticipated that the first 1,000 hours will be worked as an Access Control Specialist while the remaining hours worked as an Intelligence Analyst or IT professional, depending on the candidate’s interests, expertise, and qualifications.
While working as an ACS you will be paid approximately $20/hour or more. As you are trained to work other posts, you will be paid at a higher rate. You will be paid at the rate for each post you work.
Whether you are interested in working within the Intelligence Community, information technology, , cyber security, or anything else, CenCore can help you launch your career within this industry. We will help you find the right job offer so by the time you finish your 1,000-hour ACS commitment you will be starting your desired career. After the full 2,080 hours have been worked, candidate’s employment with CenCore is not over. It is simply no longer binding, and while continued employment with Cencore is not required, we hope your experience will have been good enough to continue employment with CenCore. Click the following hyperlinks to see what job positions are available. If you don’t see the position you want, let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. These lists are not all inclusive, and we continue to add new positions as government contracts are awarded. We can tell you if we can help you get to your position, or if there are alternative routes to take.
How To Apply:
Because you will be working for a government agency, they have a few requirements to be eligible:
- You must be 18 years or older
- You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- You must be able/eligible to receive a Top-Secret clearance
- Because you must receive a clearance you must be a U.S. citizen
- You must be free from colorblindness
- Physically able to perform all duties and functions of the position
- You must commit to working 2,080 hours with CenCore
If you are interested in pursuing CenCore’s National Security Program , please email your resume and the application to the following email address: