This is a question for your employer, not a criminal defense lawyer. Companies are free to set their own standards and each company is different.
Ask your employer to see if there's a difference. Criminally negligent driving in the first degree is better than reckless driving for many different reasons. However both are Criminal. Ask your employer
Generally speaking, for most Federal Government civilian, military and contractor positions, employees are required to complete a Standard Form 86 (SF 86)/electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing to obtain security clearance.
Three scenarios exist in which one is absolutely precluded from being granted security clearance: (1) the individual is an unlawful user or addicted to controlled substances, (2) an individual deemed mentally incompetent (3) an individual who has been dishonorably discharged from the military.
A criminal arrest or conviction for a misdemeanor will not automatically bar someone from obtaining security clearance, but it can depending on certain circumstances as they relate to character, honesty, trustworthiness, etc.
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