Amidst the labyrinth of national security, a rare pathway exists for those seeking the privilege of working from the comfort of their own home. The path less traveled involves gaining the title of recruiter or a talent acquisition professional. While such a route may not always guarantee sponsorship for security clearance, there are select agencies and contractors that offer such opportunities.

How to Obtain Access to Classified Information

A security clearance is an authorized access to classified information, and it’s not something you can get on your own. The first step in securing a clearance is to find a job that demands one, either with the federal government or a government contractor. Once you’re offered the job, your employer will guide you through the security clearance process. Simply put, to obtain a clearance, you need to land a job that requires one, then complete the necessary steps with your employer’s assistance.

The process is generally the same for a recruiter looking to gain clearance – find an employer willing to sponsor. The leverage an applicant has in their back pocket while they undergo the background investigation process is that they can support the company until their clearance is adjudicated by helping to staff other programs.


  1. Na Ali’i is in search of a skilled Recruiter, who will take on both tactical and administrative duties in order to assist the Nakupuna Companies’ talent acquisition initiatives. As a team-oriented professional with strong communication and organizational abilities, the Recruiter will serve as a liaison between hiring managers and the company, ensuring that all talent acquisition needs are met. The position will require a Public Trust and will be based out of Honolulu, HI. Check out their employer profile and view job opportunities here.
  2. Associate Systems, LLC is currently in search of a Senior Recruiter to fill our full cycle recruitment needs for Capture (bid and pursuit) of various disciplines and levels. The main functions of this role will include talent acquisition and management, sourcing, phone screening, candidate assessments, interview feedback sessions, compensation analysis, offer extension, and onboarding, to name a few. This position is based in Washington, DC, and requires secret security clearance. See what Associate Systems has to offer here!
  3. Amentum is offering a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Recruiter/Sourcer (Remote) to join their Talent Acquisition Team. This position is ideal for those who are technology-driven and enjoy finding top talent. If you have a passion for developing relationships and helping others, they want to hear from you. Candidates must be able to obtain a secret US government clearance, which requires US citizenship. Additionally, job seekers must have at least five years of job-related experience or equivalent, including recruiting for STEM roles.

Other companies currently willing to sponsor clearances for recruiters:

  • Yulista Holding, LLC – secret security clearance
  • EDC Consulting – secret security clearance
  • C. Dean – willing to upgrade from secret to TS / SCI
  • Telos Corporation – DHS suitability
  • Assertive Professionals – willing to upgrade from secret to TS / SCI



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Katie Helbling is a marketing fanatic that enjoys anything digital, communications, promotions & events. She has 10+ years in the DoD supporting multiple contractors with recruitment strategy, staffing augmentation, marketing, & communications. Favorite type of beer: IPA. Fave hike: the Grouse Grind, Vancouver, BC. Fave social platform: ClearanceJobs! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ