How long does it normally take after an interview and after submitting permission to do a background check before you hear if you got the job?
Approximately one week.
It is a wonderful federal government job that affords many benefits but moreover the department assists with your learning plans thereby encouraging your development.
Yes, security clearance. Not very long is, as in my case, I already had Secret Clearance so in less than a week, everything was done. Also, the fact that I was refered to DVA by an Agency helped.