Suitability & Background Investigation
OARM reviews the suitability of every attorney and law student who is offered a position at the Department. This suitability determination is based on an applicant's completed security forms, fingerprint and credit checks, as well as a full field FBI background investigation and tax and bar checks for attorney applicants. The background investigation covers a period of seven to ten years depending on the nature of the position. In making a determination regarding suitability for employment, OARM considers a number of factors, including a candidate's tax filing and payment history, credit history, candor, and any history of usage of controlled substances.